| Sarah Yoder
2005 NCAA Regional qualifier (steeplechase)
2004 NCAA Regional qualifier (steeplechase)
Yoder in Major Meets:
2005 NCAA Regional 8th-Steeplechase
2005 WAC 2nd-Steeplechase
2005 WAC 5th-5,000
2004 WAC 5th-Steeplechase
2003 WAC 4th-10,000
10:36.77 (2005) Steeplechase
10:19.02 (2004) 3,000
17:24.83 (2005) 5,000
38:27.03 (2003) 10,000
FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR (2005-06)
Cross Country: Helped Owls win Conference USA team title and advance to NCAA national meet for first time since 1993... Ran 18:16.43 for 5K to place 19th at C-USA meet in Orlando (Rice's fifth runner)... Also finished 25th at NCAA regional meet (Rice's fourth runner) with 22:34.25 for 6K as Owls placed third in team standings behind Arkansas and Baylor... Ran 22:28 for 6K (Rice's fifth runner) to finish 185th at NCAA national meet as Owls placed 25th in team standings... Completed ninth season of varsity intercollegiate athletics at Rice (soccer 2001-02-03-04, outdoor track and field 2003-04-05, indoor track and field 2005, cross country 2005).
Outdoor: Improved to runner-up in WAC steeplechase in 10:36.77 to set Rice record and advance to NCAA regional, where she ran 10:43.98 for eighth... Also ran 17:24.83 in 5,000 at WAC to place fifth for runner-up Owls.
Indoor: Ran 10:31.54 in 3,000 at Iowa State and 18:20.06 in 5,000 at WAC meet (placed 17th).
Soccer: Has the distinction of having started the first 77 games in Rice soccer history... Also set the school records for career goals (22), assists (15), points (59), and shots (153)... In 2004 scored four goals (all were game-winners for Rice's highest game-winning goal total... Passed out three assists... Finished with the second-highest point total on the team (11 points on four goals and three assists).
Outdoor: Finished fifth in the steeplechase at the WAC championships with 10:51.64 to qualify for NCAA regional meet in only the second steeplechase of her career... Also ran 17:43.70 in 5,000.
Soccer: Earned all-WAC first team honors and named to the WAC all-tournament team... Set a single season scoring record with 19 points and tied her own school mark for goals with eight... Set new school standards for shots (39), shots per game (1.95), shots on goal (22), and shots on goal per game (1.16)... Finished seventh in the WAC in goals per game and was fourth in the league in game-winners (4).
Outdoor: Joined the track team late in the season and promptly finished fourth in the 10,000 at the WAC championships (38:27.03).
Soccer: Took a team-high 34 shots, 22 of which were on-goal.
Soccer: Earned all-WAC second team honors in Rice's first year of varsity soccer... Named freshman of the year for first-year programs by Soccer Buzz magazine... Also named to the magazine's all-national team... Led the WAC with eight assists and was first with 0.50 assists per game.
2001 graduate of Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes... Four-year starter for the Panthers under coach Scott Stone... First-team all-district, all-city and all-region all four years... Led the city in scoring and was second in assists... Named newcomer of the year as a freshman... Also earned two letters in cross country, one in volleyball and one in track... Maintained 98.4 grade average... Recipient of the Gov. George W. Bush Award for Academic Excellence... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal - Full Name: Sarah Elizabeth Yoder... Born: Jan. 18, 1983, at San Antonio... Parents: Bradley and Stephanie Yoder of Helotes (three sisters)... Rice Major: biochemistry... College: Baker.