Biography — Nearpass Gonzalez Stephanie

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Stephanie Nearpass

Stephanie Nearpass
Track and Field
Inducted Class of 2004

A scholar-athlete, Stephanie was valedictorian of the DeSales Class of 1995, a National Merit Scholarship finalist, as well as an outstanding three-sport athlete. Stephanie was a three-time Section V Class D champion in the 1500 and 3000 meter races; her record in the 3000 meter still stands today. She also won sectional championships in the 800 meters an as a member of the 4 x 800 relay team. She was an Empire State Fames bronze medal winner in the 5K scholastic division. In cross country, Stephanie was a two-time runner-up in the sectionals, a two-time state qualifier, and honorable mention all state. Stephanie was 2nd team all-league in basketball her senior year, and played in the Ronald McDonald All-Star game.

Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College where she ran cross-country, indoor and outdoor track. She was a member of the Dartmouth teams that were two-time Ivy League champions and ranked in the top ten in the nation in Division I. Stephanie is currently a clinical research scientist.

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