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Alana Cook

School

Stanford University

Position
Defense
Major
Symbolic Systems

Classroom

Alana Cook is a two-time honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and received All-Academic All-Region honors in 2017. She is on track to graduate Stanford with a bachelors degree in symbolic systems with a concentration in human computer interaction while maintaining a 3.528 GPA.

Character

From Head Coach Paul Ratcliffe: “Alana is a tremendous student-athlete. She has remarkable character and is respected by all of her teammates and coaches, which makes her a great leader on and off the field. Her leadership skills have been a critical part of our success throughout her career as she has served as captain for the past two seasons.”

Community

Cook has served in several community service projects throughout her time at Stanford, including the following: participated in Gardner Elementary’s Walk-A-Thon; helped with a clinic for female footballers; helped with a clinic for the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative; assisted with a clinic with the local AYSO programs; and participated in a program in which student-athletes sit with local kids at Stanford’s athletic events.

Competition

In 2017, she helped Stanford to a national championship, receiving first-team All-Pac-12 honors and helping Stanford allow 9 goals with just two from open play. In both 2015 and 2016, Cook received second-team All-Pac-12 honors.

A member of the MAC Herman Trophy Watch List, Cook had started every game of her college career as of nomination time.