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Sophie Elgamal
Sophie Elgamal
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)

2019:

  • All-American after finishing 16th at the NCAA Championship (21:49.2)
  • All-Region after placing 3rd at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 22:13
  • First Team All-UAA
  • Placed seventh at the UAA Championship with a time of 22:21.93
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (Oct. 14)
  • UAA All-Academic Team

2018:

  • All-American honors following her 26th-place showing in a time of 21:46.9 at the NCAA Division III Championship (6K)
  • All-Region selection after placing 10th in a time of 22:08.1 at the NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)
  • First Team All-UAA after placing 6th in a time of 22:22.6 at the UAA Championship (6K)
  • Won the St. Francis Invite with a 5K time of 18:20.5
  • Took 12th at Oshkosh Pre-Nationals with a 6K time of 22:14.9
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (Sept. 4)
  • UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
  • UAA All-Academic Team
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic

Personal:

  • Major: Law, Letters, & Society
  • UChicago activities: Trott Business Program, Women in Business, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Women's Athletic Association
  • Dean's List 2017-19
  • Participated in three years of soccer, cross country and track & field in high school
  • Team captain in cross country and track & field as a senior
  • All-Founder's League cross country (1st place), All-New England Track & Field Championship runner in 1,500 meters (7th place)
  • AP Scholar, Cum Laude Society
  • Certificate in Global & Environmental Studies, Modern & Classical Language Department Certificate of Excellence, Neuropsychology Department Certificate of Excellence Quantitative Resource Center
  • Mathematics Tutor, Wind Ensemble and Band Member, Hospital Surgical Department Volunteer, Prefect in Boarding School Dormitory, Medical Research Club President, Soccer Player, Rock Climber at Triangle Rock Club, Community Service Co-Chair