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Paula Gomes
Paula Gomes
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
High School: Gulf Coast
Position: Middle Distance

Career Best Marks



800 meters (Indoor)


800 meters (Outdoor)




  • Major: Biology
  • UChicago activities: Treasurer of Colleges Against Cancer, member of Pre-Medical Students Association, Student Researcher at UChicago department of pediatric surgery
  • Dean's List
  • Participated in four years of varsity soccer, two years of varsity track & field and one year of varsity cross country in high school
  • Played four years of competitive club soccer
  • Top times: 800 meters (2:19), 400 meters (1:03)
  • 2018 Collier County Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award winner
  • Track & Field: First Team Collier County Track & Field All-Conference (three times), state qualifier in 800m, 4x800m, and 4x400m in 2018, district champion in two events 800m and 4x400m (2018), Collier County Conference champion in 800m, Collier County Conference runner up in the 4x800m and 4x400m relays, state qualifier in two events 800m and 4x400m run (2017), district runner-up in 800m, 4x400m and 4x800m (2017)
  • Soccer: First Team Collier County All-Conference (three times), conference champions (2014-17), district champions (2014-16), regional runner-up (2015-16)
  • Club soccer: Sunrise Sting FC (two-time State Champions); Cape Coral FC, Boca Raton FC (ECNL)
  • Collier County Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
  • National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, four-year Academic Honor Roll, The President's Award for Educational Excellence - Outstanding Academic (2015-18)
  • Princeton Club of SW Florida Outstanding Junior Award Recipient (2017)
  • Member of HOSA Future Health Professionals, volunteer work at the Physicians Regional Hospital Pharmacy in Naples, Fla.