something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
outstanding; superior.
Also, stand-out.

1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out Unabridged
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If done right, it could be a standout in the region.
Patty frightened nobody, but she'd been a standout athlete in high school and
  college and possessed a jock sort of fearlessness.
The toy is a standout for both rarity and excellent condition.
Apple was a standout in what has otherwise been a fairly lackluster earnings
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