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November 14, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and economics. She was chosen for internships the last two summers at NATO headquarters in Belgium and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the State Department. As an athlete, she finished third at the NCAA Division 3 cross-country championships last year.
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November 14, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and economics. She was chosen for internships the last two summers at NATO headquarters in Belgium and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the State Department. As an athlete, she finished third at the NCAA Division 3 cross-country championships last year.
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December 12, 1988 | ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writer
A Caltech doctoral candidate in physics who entered college at age 12 and a USC student who supports herself working as a part-time waitress were among seven California students who were named Sunday as recipients of prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. The scholarships, named after British diamond king Cecil Rhodes, provide for study at Oxford University in England.
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June 14, 2009 | Fred Goodall, Goodall writes for the Associated Press.
Myron Rolle nodded in agreement, smiled and answered the question. Sure, it's difficult watching the NFL draft on television and not being picked when you believe you have as much talent, if not more, than some of the players selected in the early rounds. But at a time when young, promising athletes routinely pick the riches of professional sports over school, the former Florida State safety has no regrets about his decision to delay the start of his NFL career for a year. Although he worked hard to establish himself as a potential first- or second-round draft choice, Rolle put even more into academics to become a Rhodes Scholar while handling the demands of playing major college football.
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December 12, 1994 | from Associated Press
Ben Jones didn't have much time Sunday to celebrate his Rhodes scholarship. After all, scholars have to hit the books. "Unfortunately, I have a big exam tomorrow. You can't get away from the exams," said the 22-year-old Princeton University student, one of 32 Americans who received the prestigious academic award. The mechanical engineering student from Falmouth, Mass., said it was a long road to the prize, which offers winners a chance to study next fall at Oxford University in Britain.
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August 24, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you can remember drinking coffee, popping No-Doz and studying all night for a college economics exam, and then being grateful for getting a C, you'll find USC center Jeremy Hogue a very annoying guy. Hogue's 3.85 grade-point average ranks him No. 2 academically on the Trojan football team. He aspires to be a Rhodes scholar. So here, you figure, is a guy who has absolutely no fun, watches no TV, has no social life and either studies all night or arises at 3 a.m.
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November 1, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suggestion by a faculty athletic representative could have a profound effect on Bill Musgrave's future. And this fall, Oregon's talented senior quarterback has other things on his mind besides leading his team into a bowl game or playing in the NFL. He has applied for a Rhodes Scholarship and although he says it's a longshot that he'll be considered, the possibility still intrigues him. "All the paper work is in, and I'll find out if I'll get interviewed in November," Musgrave said.
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May 28, 1995
USC offensive lineman Jeremy Hogue is one of the reasons the Trojans appear on most experts' college football preseason Top 10 lists for the 1995 campaign . But even his football prowess pales in comparison to his classroom performance and his community service work. Hogue, who carries a 3.9 grade point average, is an Academic All-American honors candidate and could become USC's first Rhodes Scholar athlete since quarterback Pat Haden.
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December 7, 1992 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A record number of American women were chosen as Rhodes scholars on Sunday, making up 50% of the 32 U.S. college students chosen annually to pursue graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Winners of the scholarships to Oxford were chosen from 1,275 applicants representing 350 colleges and universities, said David Alexander, American secretary for the Rhodes Scholarship Trust and president emeritus of Pomona College.
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December 6, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Mission Viejo woman whose high school studies of the former Soviet Union turned into a fascination with the broken region will get a chance to explore it in depth as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Jennie S. Han, 22, was among three Californians named Sunday as Rhodes scholars for 2000. Han, a senior at Yale University, learned that she received the prestigious international study award Saturday and said she's still stunned that she was among the 32 American students chosen.
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April 26, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Chris Joseph's career is wandering down a road less traveled by other football players. Several of his former UCLA teammates are wringing their hands this weekend, hoping their names are called during the NFL draft. If not, their quest to land a free-agent contract will begin. But Joseph, a starting offensive lineman for three-plus seasons, is training to make the final cut for an even more exclusive goal -- a Rhodes scholarship.
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December 6, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Mission Viejo woman whose high school studies of the former Soviet Union turned into a fascination with the broken region will get a chance to explore it in depth as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Jennie S. Han, 22, was among three Californians named Sunday as Rhodes scholars for 2000. Han, a senior at Yale University, learned that she received the prestigious international study award Saturday and said she's still stunned that she was among the 32 American students chosen.
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May 28, 1995
USC offensive lineman Jeremy Hogue is one of the reasons the Trojans appear on most experts' college football preseason Top 10 lists for the 1995 campaign . But even his football prowess pales in comparison to his classroom performance and his community service work. Hogue, who carries a 3.9 grade point average, is an Academic All-American honors candidate and could become USC's first Rhodes Scholar athlete since quarterback Pat Haden.
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December 12, 1994 | from Associated Press
Ben Jones didn't have much time Sunday to celebrate his Rhodes scholarship. After all, scholars have to hit the books. "Unfortunately, I have a big exam tomorrow. You can't get away from the exams," said the 22-year-old Princeton University student, one of 32 Americans who received the prestigious academic award. The mechanical engineering student from Falmouth, Mass., said it was a long road to the prize, which offers winners a chance to study next fall at Oxford University in Britain.
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August 24, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you can remember drinking coffee, popping No-Doz and studying all night for a college economics exam, and then being grateful for getting a C, you'll find USC center Jeremy Hogue a very annoying guy. Hogue's 3.85 grade-point average ranks him No. 2 academically on the Trojan football team. He aspires to be a Rhodes scholar. So here, you figure, is a guy who has absolutely no fun, watches no TV, has no social life and either studies all night or arises at 3 a.m.
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December 6, 1993 | Associated Press
Two Harvard University students from California and a student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont are among this year's Rhodes scholarship winners. Ritu Sonia Batra of Los Angeles and Andre C. Namphy of Palo Alto--both students at the Ivy League school--were among the 32 winners announced Sunday. Claremont McKenna student Ryan M. Iwasaka, of Wailuku, Hawaii, also was awarded the prestigious scholarship. For the first time, women outnumbered men among the winners, 17 to 15.
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April 26, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Chris Joseph's career is wandering down a road less traveled by other football players. Several of his former UCLA teammates are wringing their hands this weekend, hoping their names are called during the NFL draft. If not, their quest to land a free-agent contract will begin. But Joseph, a starting offensive lineman for three-plus seasons, is training to make the final cut for an even more exclusive goal -- a Rhodes scholarship.
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December 8, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an eye on a career in journalism and educational policy, Ganesh M. Gunasekaran never gave much thought to applying for a Rhodes scholarship during his past few years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But friends and professors encouraged the 21-year-old political science major to try, coaxing the Woodland Hills man into a rigorous screening process. During the weekend, the effort yielded a handsome payoff.
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December 8, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an eye on a career in journalism and educational policy, Ganesh M. Gunasekaran never gave much thought to applying for a Rhodes Scholarship during his past few years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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December 8, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an eye on a career in journalism and educational policy, Ganesh M. Gunasekaran never gave much thought to applying for a Rhodes scholarship during his past few years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But friends and professors encouraged the 21-year-old political science major to try, coaxing the Woodland Hills man into a rigorous screening process. During the weekend, the effort yielded a handsome payoff.
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