Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year is a runner from Mines

Distance runner Zoe Baker from the Colorado School of Mines had a difficult road to success. Baker developed an appreciation for being pushed beyond her comfort zone via the lonely sport of running tens of miles at a time.


She learned to be a more disciplined student and athlete by forcing herself into difficult situations every day. Siemers both admires and seeks out people who possess such quality. In the classroom, according to Baker, she uses the same approach. Baker earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science and applied mathematics and statistics at summa cum laude in May. She worked as a student researcher on a COVID-19 study to create an algorithm to aid healthcare workers in quickly identifying high-risk patients, for which she was recognized as the “excellent graduating senior” in the department of applied mathematics and statistics.


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