Luana Machado
Luana Machado
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Methuen, Mass.
High School: Methuen
Events: Hurdles / Sprints
Major: Biology
Dream Job: Surgeon at Mass General
Favorite Place on Campus: Indoor track
Favorite Professional Athlete: Sydney McLaughlin
Favorite Pregame Meal: Rice and mashed potatoes
Pregame Superstition: Wear the same socks, spandex and sports bra to every meet and always wear a braid
Hobbies: Spending time with my sisters and friends, doing Sudoku

Career Bests and Results -

Before Tufts: Was on the cross country and track and field teams at Methuen High School...named the Moynihan-Lumbar Student Athlete of the Year in 2018...attended the 2017 New Balance Nationals for the 4x400...selected as the Outstanding Athlete of the Year...was a three-time MVP selection for her track team...was twice named the Most Improved Player for the track team...member of the National Honor Society...winner of a Calculus Award...winner of the Athur Nicholson III Commitment of Excellence Award...winner of the Foreign Language Award.

Personal: Daughter of Adilio and Eloara...has two siblings, Ashley (9) and Alyssa (8)...father played club soccer in Brazil.