Hasna-Kaarina Badji
Hasna-Kaarina Badji
Year: FR
Hometown: East Providence, R.I.
High School: East Providence
Events: Hurdles
Major: Global Business

High School

  • Attended East Providence Senior High School.
  • Member of the swimming, cross country, and track and field teams. 
  • Captained the indoor and outdoor track teams for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Earned Most Improved with the swim team in 2014-15.
  • Named Female Athlete and Track Athlete of the Year and the Coaches Award in 2018.
  • Earned Most Valuable in track in 2017 and 2018.
  • Earned the Townie Award for track in 2017.
  • During 2018 with the track team, was the 300 meter hurdles State Champion and Class and Division Champion (300m hurdles). 
  • In 2017-18 indoor track season, placed at States (55m hurdles) and was the Class and Division Champion (300m hurdles) and Division Champion (300m and 4x400m relay).
  • Two-time Indoor Dwyer Division Champions (2016-17, 2017-18).
  • Member of the National French Society and earned First Honors.
  • Member of the Class Committee and Student Council.


  • Born May 22, 2000.
  • Daughter of Maria Monteiro and Karim Badji.
  • Chose Rhode Island over George Mason, Massachusetts, Temple, Houston, UCF, and Boston University.
  • Decided on Rhode Island because of the Business program and community.
  • Enjoys spending time with friends and trying new foods.
  • Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix.
  • Favorite teams are the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and the Houston Texans.
  • Majoring in Global Business and Spanish with plans of working in the United Nations, FIFA, or the Olympic Committee.