Senior Amanda Pais was the subject of a feature article in the Salt Lake Tribune.
June 28, 2012
Read Martin Renzhofer's Salt Lake Tribune feature Utes' Pais has more than just big track plans
The following is an excerpt:
The sun is always shining for Amanda Pais.
Utah's junior track athlete isn't a record breaker. Nor, unless she finds some untapped reservoir, is she destined to become a throwing star for the Utes.
Yet the all-conference academic performer in the hammer, discus, javelin and shot is an important piece of the overall success of a growing Utah track program. Pais, a native of Brazil who speaks without a trace of Portuguese accent, is majoring in linguistics with a 3.6 grade-point average and plans to attend medical school.
"She's going to get better," said Utah track head coach Kyle Kepler. "Hopefully, she will meet her potential and score points for us. Teams need people like Amanda. She understands that.