CHICAGO – Soft-spoken and usually smiling, Ade Ayoola might seem unassuming, seated in a crowded room.
Of strong faith and a believer in fate, Ayoola – her first name is pronounced "Ah-day," like the first 'a' in 'Saturday,' and "Eye-oo-la," her last – comes across quiet. But of course, when she stands and displays her athletic, 6-foot-2 frame, the University of Chicago senior is difficult to miss.
Her accomplishments in her 21 years have already been great: the latest her first-ever All-American finish in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. But Ayoola, who has taken advantage of every opportunity she's earned, has so much more to achieve.
With medical school as her next stop, the soon-to-be UChicago graduate might even go on to change the world.
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