June 10, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pacific-10 Conference has named Arianna Lambie of STANFORD its 2007-08 Woman of the Year. The Cardinal cross country and track athlete will represent the Conference as its nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Lambie, a native of Harvard, Mass., is a 14-time cross country and track All-American, helping guide Stanford to four cross country national championships during her career (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007). As team captain, she posted three straight Pac-10 individual titles en route to being named Pac-10 Athlete of the Year in each of her final three seasons.
During the 2007 track and field season, Lambie became the first woman ever to claim the 1,500- and 5,000-meter titles at the Pac-10 Championships. She also captured the 1,500-meter title at the NCAA West Regional, was named the NCAA Division I West District Track Athlete of the Year and the University Division Academic All-American of the Year.
Lambie is a member of the American record-holding 4 x1500 meter relay team that won the Penn Relays in 2006, as well as the school record-holding distance medley relay team.
Outside of sport, Lambie is a four-year member of the Science and Environmental Education student group on the Stanford campus. Teaching science lessons at local Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto, Lambie is president of the club and responsible for the organization of lessons and mentoring of student-teachers. She also volunteers her time with the Special Olympics, Kids With Dreams and Habitat for Humanity.
As an earth systems major currently pursuing her master's degree, Lambie was most recently named a 2007-08 Pac-10 Medal winner, honoring her for an exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. She was also named a 2007 Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors senior student-athletes for their cumulative collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. The top 10 honorees from Divisions I, II and III will be honored, and the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year announced at a dinner in Indianapolis October 19, 2008.