If there was an event which involves covering the most distance in the shortest time, Linn was involved. She has competed in cross country running, cross country skiing and track. She competed in the State meets in track running the mile and two-mile and cross country and was All-State in both sports her junior and senior years. She captained both teams her senior year. She competed in the State cross country ski meet her senior year and was named the Athena Award winner as Southwest’s outstanding female athlete. She is the school record holder in the 3200-meter run.
Maintaining a GPA of 4.14 on a four-point scale and being named to the National Honor Society as well as her speed in distances events lead to her acceptance to Stanford University.
She ran both cross country and track all four years at Stanford. Stanford was a CC power and won the national championship her sophomore year, second place her junior year and third her senior year. She was the recipient of the Stanford Scholar-Athlete Award all four years of college. Linn was named All-PAC10 in the 10k run her senior year. Linn received her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford in 1999.
Between Stanford and law school, Linn was a fellow for Paul Wellstone. Linn completed her JD degree at UCLA Law School from which she received the David Simon and Glickman scholarships and edited several law journals.
Post-collegiately Linn continued competing. She was part of four different Club National Championship teams. She still competes in half and full marathons with a time of 2:52:40, which ranked her ninth in the country in her age group. Linn lives in Piedmont, CA with her husband, Matt, and their two sons.