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Weinberg Student Named Academic All-Star

February 17, 2005

USA TODAY has named Northwestern University senior Jane Y. Lee to its 16th annual All-USA College Academic Team.

She was among 20 students nationwide who were honored for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. Each will receive a $2,500 cash award.

A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she was elected president of the Associated Student Government last April. She will join Deloitte Consulting after graduation in June.

Lee, of Northridge Calif., last year was named one of GLAMOUR Magazine's Top Ten College Women. She also was a Goldman Sachs Global Leader and Goldman Sachs Social Entrepreneurship Grant Recipient and a 2004 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow.

At Northwestern Lee has served as Class Chair, Northwestern Class Alliance (2001-2004) and as an Undergraduate Budget and Priorities Committee Member.

In her off-campus activities, she has served as an Administrative Adjudication Aide for the City of Evanston  (2001-current); National Teen Leadership Program (counselor for high school students, 2002-current); Vice President of Government Relations, Technology Education Connecting Cultures (traveled to China  over the summer to plan annual TECC Beijing Summit, meet with investors,  and work at non-profit); and delegate to conferences in China  (2004), Sweden (2003) and the Czech Republic(2002)

The USA Today team of 20 was selected by a panel of judges from more than 600 students nominated by colleges and universities across the United States. Judges considered grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.

The honorees are featured in the Feb. 17 edition of USA TODAY and on allstars.usatoday.com.

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