Stanford's Lambie Named A Finalist For NCAA Woman Of The Year Award

Oct. 1, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Former Stanford Cardinal Arianna Lambie has been named one of the nine finalists for the 18th annual Woman of the Year award, the NCAA announced today.

Academic achievements: Graduated in May 2008; majored in Earth Systems. Three-time first-team academic all-American. CoSIDA University Division all-American Track and Field and Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Recipient of the Al Masters Award, presented annually to the Stanford student-athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement.

Athletics achievements: Member of four Division I cross country national championship teams. Four-time cross country and three-time track and field all-American. Member of four indoor and four outdoor Pac-10 championship teams. Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trails. Track team captain, 2007.

Service and leadership: Pac-10 Sportsmanship Award winner, 2008. Served as president of the Science and Environmental Education program, 2006-08. Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics volunteer. School of Earth Sciences Graduate Student Advisory Committee, 2007-08.

Excerpt from personal statement: 'Nothing taught me the worth of listening to mind, body and other people's needs as did running at Stanford. With patience has come the equally invaluable acquisition of perspective. Stanford's encouragement to pour myself into each of my several passions at the appropriate times has been one of the greatest gifts the school provided.'

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