One outstanding Oxonian

From Santa Clara to Oxford, meet Nicholas Obradovich ’09.

Last year the coveted Santa Clara Honors Program fellowship took Nicholas Obradovich ’09 to Oxford University. The economics and environmental studies major kept up with his coursework across the Atlantic and, during his first term, landed the Mansfield Visiting Student Prize for top academic performance. He followed this accomplishment by training for spring track and field. Did it pay off? Competing against Cambridge University in a track meet, he won the discus, nabbed second in the 60-meter hurdles, came in third in the high jump, and finished fourth in the 60-meter sprint. Which was the biggest challenge? Definitely the hundreds of pages of reading and two papers due each week, Obradovich said.

Summer found him back stateside, doing economics research and working part time at Intel Corp. as an environmental sustainability analyst.

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