Setting Fast Pace on the Track and in the Classroom, Princeton Runner Skokowski Named Rhodes Scholar

Bill Alden
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It has always been hard to keep up with Rachel Skokowski.

Before she could even walk, she was known for doing laps around tables on her knees.

As a grade schooler, Skokowski took up running and later starred for the cross country and track teams at the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, Calif.

Skokowski came across the country to Princeton University in 2011 and made the Tiger cross country and track teams as a walk-on.

She has set quite a pace in the classroom as well, making Phi Beta Kappa and earning the R. Percy Alden Memorial Prize in French her junior year and the Haarlow Prize, awarded by the Council of the Humanities, as a sophomore. She also served as a member of the Council’s Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows.

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