May 15, 2013
Three Rice women's track athletes won prestigious postgraduate scholarships. Amanda Gutierrez won a Fulbright Award, Farrah Madanay won a Wagoner Scholarship, and Sarah Mason won a Whitaker Fellowship.
"I am blown away by the fact that we have three such award winning scholars on our team," said Rice Women's Track and Field Head Coach Jim Bevan. "They have all contributed in the overall experience at Rice and for the other young ladies on our team in ways that are unique to our program. "
"I know of very few places in the country where you can compete at the highest level and be surrounded by such award winning teammates," added Bevan. "We have a unique program at Rice that is made for student-athletes that can be great and true scholar-athletes!"
Amanda Gutierrez was awarded the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship. As a part of the program, Gutierrez is to teach secondary students in Madrid the English language and American culture. Gutierrez is eager "to grow as a teacher and see what lessons my Spanish students have to teach me."
Farrah Madanay was named a Wagoner Scholarship Award winner, a study-abroad scholarship for Rice graduates and graduate students. The award is named for James T. Wagoner '29, who loved to travel and loved the university.
Sarah Mason earned a Whitaker Fellowship, a program that sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering overseas to undertake a self-designed project. She will go to the Institute of Cancer Research in the United Kingdom for 12 months on a medical imaging project, to better detect and measure bone tumors.
The trio of athletes join Becky Wade, who won a Watson Fellowship to study running culture around the world in 2012, as women's track athletes who have won prestigious postgraduate academic awards the past two seasons. Wade's continuing project can be followed at Becky Runs Away.
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