Women's Track & Field

Becky Wade
Becky Wade


Dallas, Texas

High School:
Ursuline Academy






Three Rice Women's Track Athletes Earn Prestigious Postgraduate Awards

Gutierrez, Mason and Madanay earn postgraduate awards


Wade Named C-USA Woman of the Year Honoree

Wade Named Nominee For NCAA Woman of the Year award


Women's Track & Field Named A Scholar Team of the Year


Three Owls Named To Division I Women's All-Academic Track & Field Team


Three Owls Earn Conference USA Scholar-Athlete Award

C-USA's Award Winners Announced For Each Sport


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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