May 31, 2012
Wade, majoring in history, sociology, and psychology, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rice with a 4.00 grade point average. The Dallas native has been honored as Rice's top female student-athlete with the Joyce Pounds Hardy Award and was also awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
This past year she earned All-America accolades for cross country and for the 5000-meter run at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championship. Wade shoots for her third All-America title this year when she represents Rice at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 10,000-meter run.
This is Pye's third Academic All-District VII selection. She is a recent Rice graduate with a 3.97 GPA majoring in policy studies as well as kinesiology and will be attending medical school. Pye, from Cypress, Texas, placed sixth at the 2011 C-USA Cross Country Championship and third in the 5000m and fourth in the 3000m at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championship. During the 2012 C-USA Outdoor Championship, she finished second in the 5000m and fifth in the 10,000m.
Peeters, majoring in psychology and kinesiology, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rice with a 4.00 GPA. She also will be attending medical school. On the track, Peeters placed eighth in the 800m at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championship.