|High School:||Linden HS|
Knipper started her inaugural collegiate track season strong, with a first place finish in the 3000m at the Delta Preview meet. At the Kym Dyust Invitational, Knipper again paced Pacific with a time of 19:11 in the 5000m. Knipper showed versatility at the Hornet Invite, finishing in 12th place with a time of 2:24.86 in the 800m to lead the Tigers. At the Woody Wilson Invite, Knipper set a personal record in the 1500m with a 4:58.47.
Knipper set her personal record in the 6K at the Sonoma State Invite with a time of 23:38. She followed that performance with a 19:16 in the 5K Bronco Invite.
Knipper attended Linden High School where she ran cross country, track and played basketball, earning nine letters between the sports. While on the cross country squad she was All-Academic four times, the team's MVP four straight seasons and a four-time all-league selection. Also, Knipper was named the team's most dedicated player for three years. While on the track team she received three all-league honors and three All-Academic awards. She also won the Coaches Award and was the Eugene Short Female Athlete of the Year. While playing basketball, Knipper was a two-time All-Academic selection, won the Defensive Player of the Year award, was a second-team all-league selection and was the team's MVP. Academically, Knipper was her class' Valedictorian, the Senior Class President and was a Students in Prevention Peer Educator.
Mia is the daughter of Rick and Cindy, and she has one sister Michelle. She plans to study English at Pacific in hopes to become a Lawyer. In her free time, Mia enjoys shopping, running, reading and eating frozen yogurt.