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.
Jensen Repeats as C-USA Track Athlete of the Week
02/07/2017 - Rice junior (indoor) Katie Jensen was selected the Conference USA Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday (2/7).
Jensen, Ding Record Charlie Thomas Invitational...
02/04/2017 - Daisy Ding and Katie Jensen recorded individual victories and the Rice Owls women’s T&F team placed fourth overall in a talented field on the...
Roper, DMR Team Victorious at Charlie Thomas...
02/03/2017 - The Rice Owls women’s track and field team opened day one of the Charlie Thomas Invitational by claiming two victories Friday afternoon at...
Jensen Named C-USA Track Athlete of the Week
01/31/2017 - Rice senior Katie Jensen was awarded the Conference USA Female Track Athlete of the Week following her record-setting performance at the Houston...
Owls Win Three Events at Houston Invitational
01/28/2017 - Rice senior Katie Jensen highlighted day two of the Houston Invitational for the Rice Owls women’s track & field team with a first place...
Owls’ Throwers Highlight Day One at UH...
01/27/2017 - On day one of the Houston Invitational it was the Rice throwers that stole the show Friday afternoon, specifically on the men’s side where...
Obiozor Selected C-USA Co-Athlete of the Week
01/17/2017 - Rice senior jumper Cybil Obiozor was named the Conference USA Co-Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Owls Win Five Events at Leonard Hilton Memorial
01/13/2017 - The Rice Owls men’s and women’s track and field programs kick-started the 2017 indoor season Friday evening at the Leonard Hilton...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store