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Blugold Super Six
Steph Barnes

Barnes completed her career as a Blugold last season, finishing with four letters in track and field, and one in gymnastics. During her career, Barnes received numerous awards and recognition on a school, conference and national level, after overcoming a number of injuries, including a broken back her freshman year.

In 2005, Barnes won the NCAA Division III outdoor pole vault championship and the indoor national title in 2006. She has also placed among the top four at nationals three other times. She owns the school indoor (12’9”) and outdoor (12’11”) records as well as the conference indoor mark (12’8”). Barnes was the WIAC outdoor champion in the pole vault and was named second team indoor All-WIAC in 2007.

In 2006 and 2007, Barnes was honored as an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V second team selection, and was also named 2007 WIAC Co-Scholar-Athlete for indoor track. She is also winner of the 2007 Outward Bound and Marmot Scholarship, which honors a student-athlete each year with full tuition for outdoor education classes in Washington State. Barnes was selected based on “her dedication to athleticism, her aptitude for helping people and her enthusiasm for the mission of Outward Bound.”

In October, Barnes will also be honored at the 17th annual NCAA Women of the Year banquet in Indianapolis. She is among 30 finalists from Divisions I, II and III who will attend the event, where a winner will be named.

A kinesiology major with a 3.68 GPA, Barnes will graduate after the 2007 fall semester. Barnes also received the Blugold Super Six award last year.

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