Stanford Awards Katie Ledecky Prestigious Al Masters Award

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A few days after being named the 2018 Google Cloud At-Large Division I All-America Team Member of the YearKatie Ledecky has won another prestigious award – Stanford’s Al Masters Award.

The award, which is presented annually at the Stanford Athletics Board Awards ceremony, is named after 1924 graduate Al Masters, who served as the athletic director at Stanford University from 1925-1963. The award made its debut in 1963 and is presented to athletes that the highest standards of academics, leadership, and athletic performance.

2018 marks the first year since 2012 that the award was not given to multiple athletes.

To say that Ledecky has made an impact in her time at Stanford is an understatement. As a member of the Stanford Cardinal, Ledecky has been named a Scholar All-American and a Pac-12 All-Academic first team honoree; she was a member of the NCAA National Championship team in both 2017 and 2018; has downed 11 American records, 15 NCAA records, and 6 NCAA meet records; and has maintained a GPA of 3.99.

More about the Al Masters award and Ledecky’s win can be found at Stanford news

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