2002-03 Honor Roll: Grant Robison

The fifth winner of The Bootleg's Honor Roll award is track and cross country star Grant Robison. In June, Robison won the NCAA 1,500 meter race and finished 3rd at the U.S. nationals.

In the May/June issue of The Bootleg Magazine (re-published on TheBootleg.com in late-June), we introduced The Bootleg Honor Roll and also released a list of 30 finalists for this award for the 2002/2003 school-year. Here is a link to that story.

The criteria are as follows:

Each academic year, The Bootleg’s Honor Roll will recognize the top ten Stanford student-athletes who have performed at an exceptional level, with athletic accomplishments that are both extraordinary and inspirational. While achieving athletic success, these athletes should also have displayed uncommon leadership, sportsmanship and respect towards their fellow teammates and opponents. Finally, these honorees’ performances and actions should also demonstrate their love for their particular sport as well as their school pride, the famed “Spirit of Stanford.”

During the month of July, we will be releasing the 10 winners of this prestigious award, one by one. The announced winners so far are baseball catcher Ryan Garko, water polo’s Tony Azevedo, volleyball's Logan Tom and soccer's Marcia Wallis.

The fifth recipient of The Bootleg Honor Roll award is junior middle-distance runner Grant Robison. Born in San Angelo, TX, Robison won the 1,500 meter NCAA title in a career-best 3:40.39 (sixth-best in school history). Robison became the third Stanford runner in the past four years to win this event (Donald Sage was victorious in 2002 and Gabe Jennings in 2000). After the NCAA's, Robison finished 3rd in the U.S. Outdoor Championships (former Cardinal All-American Jason Lunn won the event). Robison was also an NCAA All-American in 2002 (in both 1,500 and 5,000 meter) and 2001 (5,000 meter).

He also dominates at Cross Country where he has been the Pac-10 overall champion in both 2001 and 2002. He finished third at the NCAA Championships in 2002, leading Stanford to its first NCAA team crown since 1997.

Robison will be back on The Farm this fall and should add to his Hall of Fame credentials in both Cross Country and Track & Field during his senior campaign.

(photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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