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College senior Theresa Simmonds -- winner of the Rhodes Scholarship last semester -- was one of 20 students named to USA Today's 1991 USA Today College Academic First Team was among 854 students nationwide who sent in recommendatons and resumes. "To be honest I had completely forgotten about it," the Urban and Environmental Studies major said earlier this week. "I was completely blown away" by winning the award. Simmonds, founder of Penn Pro-Life, won $2500 and was went Virginia to meet with the other winners. "It was really amazing to walk out of there," Simmonds said, commenting on the enthusiasm of the 19 other finalists she met. Turning to more practical matters, Simmonds added that "the money will certainly come in handy." Engineering senior Amy Greenwald was one of 62 given an Honorable Mention in the contest. Greenwald declined to comment on the award. -- Damon Chetson

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