Unterreiner makes the most of second chance

Nitish Kulkarni
The Stanford Daily

After narrowly missing out last year, Miles Unterreiner ’12 M.A. ’13 will be attending Oxford University next year as a 2014 U.S. Rhodes Scholar.

Last year, an anonymous donor provided a private plane so that Unterreiner could run in the NCAA cross country national championships and interview for the Rhodes scholarship on the same day, but Unterreiner was not named a winner. This year, with a less hectic schedule, Unterreiner took the award.

“I didn’t have the added pressure of competing in the national championship race [this year],” Unterreiner explained. “I remember last year when I got off the plane and had 15 minutes to get from Boeing Field to downtown Seattle and running to the interview location in my dress shoes and suit.”

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