Kate Niehaus Wins Elite 88 Award
Dec. 10, 2009
- NCAA Release
Indianapolis - Kate Niehaus was honored by the NCAA as one of the Elite 88 winners, given to the top student who competed at the NCAA championships in her sport. Niehaus finished 140th at the NCAA meet, helping Stanford to a 16th-place finish.
In addition to being a key member of the Stanford distance program over the last four years, Niehaus has been a standout in the classroom. She maintains a GPA of 4.07 while majoring in human biology.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships.