|Hometown:||Newtown Square, Pa.|
|High School:||Cardinal O'Hara|
Honors and Activities: Named to Dean’s List…New Student Orientation Leader 2015…Student Occupational therapy Association (SOTA) Board member…volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon…cleaned up local Philadelphia school with team during Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Prior to USciences: four year runner at Cardinal O’Hara High School…earned Honorable Mention All-Catholic League…earned coaches Award for Cross Country… Earned Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Principals Award for Academic Excellence… member of the Respect Life Club…
Personal: Oldest of three children of Joseph and Carolyn Houghton…has two cousins who were standout athletes at the University of the Sciences – Gene Willard ranks seventh on the Devils all-time men’s basketball scoring list with 1,667 points and earned All-CACC honors in each of his four years…cousin Matt Willard was a two-time All-CACC cross country runner and has recorded three of the top five men’s 8,000-meter times in school history…Decided to attend USciences for their doctorate entry level occupational therapy program. “I was given the opportunity to live my dream running competitively and to continue to work hard and improve each year. Most importantly I value being part of a team.”…after graduation plans to find a job working in a hospital in both geriatrics and pediatrics.