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Track & Field's Ade Ayoola Earns Prestigious Scholarship to Pursue Medical Degree

Ade Ayoola
Ade Ayoola

From UChicagoNews:Fourth-year earns scholarship to pursue medical degree, global leadership program

CHICAGO – The current school-record holder in the women's outdoor high jump proved she can clear other barriers, too. 

Ade Ayoola, a senior on the University of Chicago women's track and field team, became one of the inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University, joining 48 others to earn full funding to pursue a medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine while also participating in the scholarship's global leadership program. 

The full story, which features both quotes from Ayoola and UChicago assistant track and field coach Stephen Fleagle, can be found on the UChicagoNews site.