Becky Wade

Becky  Wade


Dallas, Texas

High School:
Ursuline Academy






Women’s T&F Competes at Trio of Meets

Owls win a combined four events


Wade Finishes 25th at Olympic Trials

Places 8th in her heat


Owls at Olympic Trials

Colwick, Filip, Ince and Jimoh vying for spots


Wade Accepted Into Olympic Trials

Former Owl to race in 3000m steeplechase in Eugene


Roper Meets NCAA Qualifying Time at Mt. SAC Relays

Junior places 5th collegiately in 10,000m


Night of the Owl

Presented by the "R" Association, the 2012 Night of the Owl celebration recognized Rice's top scholar-athletes.

School Records
3000m steeple-9:48.08
Indoor 5000m-16:21.81

2007 C-USA Cross Country 5th
2007 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country 10th
2008 C-USA Indoor 3rd, 5000m, 17:05.89
2008 C-USA Indoor 7th, 3000m, 9:54.06
2008 C-USA Outdoor 3rd, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:52.70
2008 C-USA Outdoor 7th, 5000m, 17:24.66
2008 C-USA Outdoor 2nd, 10000m, 36:48.45
2008 NCAA Midwest Regional 14th, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:32.93
2008 NCAA Outdoor Championship 20th, 10,000m, 35:51.16 *All-America*

2008 USA Junior National 1st, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:29.64
2008 IAAF World Junior 13th, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:24.14

2008 C-USA Cross Country 36th
2008 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country 27th
2009 C-USA Indoor 3rd, 5000m, 16:40.90
2009 C-USA Indoor 4th, 3000m, 9:46.70
2009 C-USA Indoor 8th, Mile, 4:57.62
2009 C-USA Outdoor 1st, 10,000m, 34:41.14
2009 C-USA Outdoor 2nd, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:19.81
2009 C-USA Outdoor 5th, 5000m, 16:47.88
2009 NCAA Outdoor Championship 11th, 10,000m, 34:38.39 *All-America*

2010 C-USA Indoor mile, 1st, 4:50.11
2010 C-USA Indoor 5th, 5000m, 16:46.06

2010 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country 20th, 21:14.5

2011 C-USA Cross Country, 5th, 16:57.1
2011 NCAA South Central Regional, 2nd, 20:25.6
2011 NCAA Cross Country, 23rd, 20:10.8 (6K) *All-America*
2012 C-USA Indoor, 1st, Mile, 4:48.32
2012 C-USA Indoor, 2nd, 3000m, 9:32.95
2012 NCAA Indoor, 13th, 5000m, 16:33.35 *Second-Team All-America*
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 1st, 5000m, 16:27.57
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 1st, 10,000m, 34:54.57
2012 NCAA West, 11th, 10,000m, 34:19.76
2012 NCAA Outdoor, 8th, 10,000m, 33:13.57 *First-Team All-America*


Mile - 4:46.00, 2010 UH All-Comers
3000m - 9:29.33, 2012 Houston Indoor Invitational
5000m - 16:21.81, 2012 Meyo Invitational

3000m Steeplechase, 10:12.16, 2009 Midwest Regional
5000m - 15:57.38, 2012 Cardinal Invitational
10,000m - 32:40.82, 2012 Stanford Invitational

Phi Beta Kappa graduate

Joyce Pounds Hardy Award winner (top female athlete at Rice)
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winner

Cross Country:
USTFCCCA All-America
All-Conference USA First Team

Won the Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational with a time of 13:41... Led Rice with a 24th place time of 17:32 at Notre Dame Invitational... Placed 16th to lead Rice at the Pre-National Invitational (6k) with a time of 21:07... First Owl to cross with a fifth place time of 16:57.1 at C-USA Championship... At NCAA South Central Regional, finished second with a time of 20:25.6... Placed 23rd at NCAA Championship (20:10.8; 6K) to earn All-America status.

USTFCCCA Second-Team All-America
Placed second in mile (4:52.04) at Leonard Hilton Invitational... First in 3000m (9:29.33) at Houston Indoor Invitational... Set school record to win the 5000m with a time of 16:21.81 at Meyo Invitational... Captured the 3000m title with a time of 9:31.13 at Texas A&M Invitational... First in the mile (4:48.32) and second in the 3000m (9:32.95) at C-USA Indoor... School record 16:03.13 in 5000m at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational... Finished 13th in the nation at NCAA Indoor 5000m with a time of 16:33.35 to earn USTFCCCA Second-Team All-America.

USTFCCCA First-Team All-America
Placed fifth in 10,000m section 1 at Stanford Invitational in a school-record time of 32:40.82 to break Julie Jiskra's 1991 time of 33:22.14... 1500m time of 4:26.33 at Texas Relays... Set school record in 5000m at Mt.SAC Relays with a time of 16:03.71 and then set a new Rice record in the 5000m with a time of 15:57.38 at the Cardinal Invitational... Second in 1500m (4:27.92) at Bearkat Twilight... Double-winner at C-USA Championship in 5000m (16:27.57) and 10,000m (34:54.57)... Ran 11th (34:19.76) at NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championship... Placed eighth in 10,000m at NCAA Outdoor Championship with a time of 33:13.57 to earn first-team All-America... Set a Rice record in the 3000m steeplechase with a winning time of 9:48.08 at USATF Southwest.

Cross Country:

All-NCAA South Central Regional
Placed 20th at NCAA Central Regional with a gutsy time of 21:14.5 in her first race of the season after returning from an injury.

Indoor: Did not compete.

Outdoor: Did not compete.

All-Conference USA Indoor
Cross Country:

Indoor: C-USA Indoor champion in the mile (4:50.11) and fifth in 5000m (16:46.06)... Second in 3000m (9:41.01) at Houston Indoor Invitational... First in mile at UH All-Comers Meet (4:47.90)... Second in 3000m (9:31.87) at Texas A&M Challenge.

Outdoor: Redshirted.

USTFCCCA All-America
All-Conference USA Indoor
All-Conference USA Outdoor

Cross Country: Slowed by an injury at the start of the year, came back to finish 36th at the C-USA Championships, 27th at the NCAA South Central Regional and 172nd at the NCAA Championships.

Indoor: Scored 12 points at the C-USA Indoor, finishing third in the 5000m (16:40.90), fourth in the 3000m (9:46.70), and eighth in the mile (4:57.62)... Won the 5000m (17:25.24) at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (17:25.24)... Won the mile the following week at the Houston Invitational (4:56.13)... Second in 5000m (17:02.63) at Texas A&M Invitational.

Outdoor: 10,000m champion (34:41.14), second place in 3000m steeplechase (10:19.81), and fifth in 5000m (16:47.88) at C-USA Outdoor to account for 22 points... Second in 3000m steeplechase (10:26.15) at Victor Lopez Classic... Third in 1500m (4:33.36) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... Fifth in 5000m section 2 at Stanford's Cardinal Invitational with a time of 16:27.77... Placed 11th at 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 10,000m (34:38.39) to earn All-America.

All-NCAA South Central CC Regional
All-Conference USA CC
All-Conference USA Indoor
All-Conference USA Outdoor
Finished 13th at the 2008 IAAF World Juniors in Poland in 3000m steeplechase (10:24.14) after winning the 2008 USA Junior National title (10:29.64).

Cross Country: Rice's top finisher at the NCAA meet with a time of 21:22.9... Placed 74th overall... 2007 All-NCAA South Central Regional and C-USA first-team member... Scored in six meets for the Owls... Third Owl across the line at Pre-National, the C-USA Championship, and the NCAA South Central Region Championship.

Indoor: Finished third in the 5000m at the C-USA Indoor (17:05.89) and seventh in the 3000m (9:54.06).

Outdoor: Finished 20th at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m (35:51.16) to earn All-America status... Place 14th in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Regional (10:32.93)... Scored in three events at the C-USA Outdoor, finishing second in the 10000m (36:48.45), third in the 3000m steeplechase (10:52.70) and seventh in the 5000m (17:24.66) to contribute 16 points to the Owls' winning total.

2007 graduate of Ursuline Academy... Placed second in TAPPS-6A state cross country championship in 2005 and 2006... Also, second place finisher in the 1600 and the 3200 at the TAPPS-A state track meet in 2006. Team captain and MVP... Led team to track state title in 2004 and 2005 and the cross country state title in 2005 and 2006... Vice-president of the National Honor Society.

Full Name: Rebecca Suzanne Wade... Born: February 9, 1989 in Dallas... Parents: Kim and Suzanne Wade (two brothers, one sister)... Father, Kim, played football at the University of Texas... College: Martel.

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