A Garden State Of Mind

Coming out of Princeton, Ashley Higginson decided that law school could wait one year while she gave her Olympic dream a chase.

She was close, taking fourth in the steeplechase at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., in June. And her experience — which included getting “to a new level athletically” — has altered her career plans. Initially set to study environmental law at the University of Colorado this fall, she now tells Peter Gambaccini of Runner’s World:

I wrote an e-mail to the dean at Rutgers and asked if they’d reconsider my [law school] application ’cause I’d applied two years ago. And they did, which was very kind of them. It seemed financially, academically, and obviously athletically a no-brainer to be staying here with Gags and the group. I’m very excited about that.

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