AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Contended for UC San Diego in the women's javelin throw ... Hit personal-best mark in the javelin at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships, throwing the javelin a distance of 131'5" to place third in her heat and fourth overall ... With her top mark at the CCAA Championships, entered UCSD's all-time list with the eighth-longest throw for that event in school history ... Won the javelin at the Mangrum Invitational, where she threw a distance of 116'4" ... Cracked the top five at the 26th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational upon hitting a mark of 124'3".
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Made the top 10 in the javelin at the 15th Annual Rossi Relays (103'7'') ... Took fourth place in javelin at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge with a mark of 109'1'' ... Earned sixth place at the All-Cal Challenge in javelin with a final mark of 104'4''... Competed at the Soka Peace Invitational in the same event, finishing in the top five with a mark of 104'11'' ... Completed the CCAA Championships with a mark of 96'2'' and an 11th-place finish in javelin.
A 2009 graduate of West High School in Torrance ... Was a four-year Varsity softball student-athlete with the Warriors ... Inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame in 2009 ... Competed for the Nemesis Elite and helped squad to first place at the 2006 Western Nationals ... Received the 2006 "Western Nationals' Most Inspirational Player" Award.
Born Nov. 12, 1991 in Torrance ... Parents are Nicholas Vassilakis and Debra Hotaling ... Has one sibling named Georgia ... Majoring in political science at Sixth College ... Minors in biology ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Lists Juan Pierre as her favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is "Pirates of the Caribbean" ... Hobbies include reading, hiking, writing, and learning new dances ... Gyros are the one food she would eat for the rest of her life if given the opportunity ... Most memorable moment was stepping out on the field for her first softball game in her team's new stadium and having her name announced through the loud speaker ... Her career goal is to graduate from law school and become a lawyer.