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  Monica Bhattacharjee
Monica Bhattacharjee

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Penfield, NY

High School:
Penfield

Event:
Distance

2007-08: XC - Bhattacharjee ran in all but one race during the cross country season...Finished in the top 125 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships after posting a time of 23:25.00, a season and personal best...Finished 12th at the Duquesne Duals, running a 19:45.00 to help the Panthers to a first place finish...Nominated as a Big East Academic All-Star. Indoor T/F - Competed in just one race, the Penn State Open, finishing 13th in the 3,000 meter run in a time of 11:22.38. Outdoor T/F - Placed third at the Colonial Relays in the 10,000 meter run, finishing in 41:02.67.
2006-07: XC - Bhattacharjee was Pitt's leading runner in the first two meets of the 2006 campaign and was in the team's top two throughout the season...Captured 74th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships after posting a time of 22:31.40...Placed 65th at the Big East Championships with a time of 23:01.00...Was Pitt's second runner to cross the finish line at the CMU Invitational at Schenley Park, turning in a time of 19:18.19 and placing 15th...Finished 51st with a time of 23:31.65, improving her time on the Penn State course by a half a minute at the Spike Shoe Invitational...Competed in the 33rd annual Brooks Paul Short Run and placed 122nd with a time of 23:18.00...Placed sixth with a time of 19:13.00 at the Duquesne Duals, improving her time from last season's meet by 29 seconds...Nominated as a Big East Academic All-Star. Indoor T/F - In the 5,000 meters event at the Akron University Invitational, Bhattacharjee placed 16th with a time of 18:50.99. Outdoor T/F - In the 3,000-meter race at the IUP Open, Bhattacharjee took fourth with a time of 12:10.20...Captured fifth in the 10,000 meters at the Fred Hardy Invitational with a time of 40:55.48.

2005-06: XC - Placed 68th at the Big East Championships and also competed at regionals...Posted a top-20 finish at the Duquesne Duals and a top-100 finish at the Iona Meet of Champions. Indoor T/F- Competed in distance, placing tenth in the 3,000 meters at the Akron Quad...Finished 22nd in the 5,000 meters at the Akron Open. Outdoor T/F- Placed second in the 5,000 meters at the Slippery Rock Invitational and fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Nittany Lion Relays...Posted top-25 finishes in the 5,000 meters unseeded at the Raleigh Relays and 1,500 meters at the Western PA Championships.

High School: Named to all-county team in the steeplechase...All-section honorable mention...Three track and field sectional titles...One cross country sectional title...MVP and MIP for cross country...Recipient of Dick Frank Memorial Award...Competed in Nike Indoor Nationals...A scholar-athlete and AP scholar...A member of the National Honor Society and high honor roll.

Personal: Daughter of Debabrata and Gauri Bhattacharjee...Has one sister...Born March 17, 1987...Majoring in chemistry.