Two Stanford Cross Country Athletes Awarded NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships

Feb. 26, 2008

Neftalem Araia and Arianna Lambie were awarded post-graduate scholarships by the NCAA for their work in the classroom as well as on the cross country course. Both Araia and Lambie were All-Americans athletically as well as being named national All-Academic by the USTFCCCA.

Araia finished sixth at the NCAA West Region meet and 50th at the NCAA Championships to lead the Cardinal. He has also achieved a 3.44 combined GPA for his degree in communications as well as the beginning of his graduate work in sociology.

Lambie led the Cardinal with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships to lead the Cardinal to the team title. She earned a 3.98 GPA while majoring in earth systems. Lambie also played an instrumental part in the Cardinal being named the Academic team of the year by the USTFCCCA.

Fifty-eight NCAA student-athletes have been awarded educational grants through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. The winners (29 men and 29 women) represent fall-sports participants who will receive one-time, nonrenewable grants of $7,500. The NCAA will name postgraduate scholars for winter and spring sports later this year.

The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The Association awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.

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