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Athlete and Rhodes Scholar Finalist Annie Lydens '13 Featured in L.A. Times Article

Annie Lydens '13

Athlete-scholar Annie Lydens '13 is featured in a L.A. Times story today, which focuses on a tough decision she had to make: whether to attend the NCAA Division III cross-country finals or to complete the final interview process for the Rhodes Scholarship. She chose the latter. Lydens has long balanced an accomplished athletic and scholarly career at Pomona. A Philosophy, Politics and Economics major, she interned the past two summers at NATO headquarters in Belgium and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the State Department. Last year, she finished third at the NCAA Division III cross-country championships. This year, she qualified for the championships with a seventh-place finish in the West regional competition. This coming weekend, she will complete the final interview process and find out if she has secured the Rhodes Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship to study at Oxford University. If she wins the scholarship, she plans to pursue two master's degrees in England: global governance and diplomacy, and forced migration and refugee studies.

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