AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Competed in all six races for UC San Diego … One of seven Tritons to compete at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Kahuku, Hawaii, crossing the finish line in 25:39.33 to place 138th overall … Capped the Tritons’ score card at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, finishing 40th overall with a time of 23:36.6 … Had both her highest finish overall and among Tritons in her eighth-place showing at the Lancer Invitational, where she finished fourth among Tritons with a time of 18:58 ... Co-Team Captain.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
Figured into the score in back-to-back meets, including the Triton Classic Invitational (23:37.7) and the CCAA Championships (22:57.4) ... Placed 14th and 40th overall, respectively, in the meets ... Placed 80th overall in the NCAA West Regional Championships in Spokane, Wash. (23:55) ... Participated in Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational (24:11.484, 91st) ... Team's Most Improved.
Finished 16th overall in the open run at the SDSU Aztec Invitational before redshirting the season.
Redshirted her first season with the Tritons.
A 2009 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo ... Earned back-to-back all-league accolades in 2007 and 2008 ... Led the squad to a first-place finish at the Orange Country Championships as a junior ... The Mustangs went on to take third at the state finals ... Recorded personal bests of 17:36 in the three-mile and 18:20 in the 5k ... Was also a member of the track team at Trabuco and led the team to three straight Sea View League titles.
Born July 20, 1991 in Taxco, Guerro, Mexico ... Parents are David Cruz and Antonia Ocampo de Cruz ... Is the third of four children ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels and San Antonio Spurs ... Lists Kara Goucher as her favorite athlete ... Loves the movie Gladiator ... Finishing third at the state championships in high school is her most memorable moment ... Is a cognitive science major in Revelle College ... Plans to go to graduate school after her time at UCSD.