AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Placed third among the Tritons in the last five events she competed, including CCAA Championships (22:08.8) and NCAA West Regional Championships (22:57) ... Finished 18th and 43rd overall, respectively, in those final two races ... First No. 3 finish for UCSD occurred at Asics/UC Irvine Invitational (18:53, 39th) ... Had remarkable first race in UC San Diego Opener, finishing ninth overall (16:06.2) ... Voted team's Most Valuable Racer at season's end.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo ... Was a standout on both the cross country and track and field teams ... Led the Mustangs to a second place finish at the South Coast League Championships after placing in the top-20 overall as a senior ... Went on to post a top-20 finish at the CIF Southern Section D-I Finals, as well, and earned a spot on the All-Orange County Team with her performance ... Posted personal bests of 17:32 in the three-mile and 18:31 in the 5k for cross country, while clocking in at 11:20 in the 3,200 in track.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 24, 1993 in Irvine ... Daughter of Daniel and Lisa Brabender ... Is a fan of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers ... Bon Iver is playing on her iPod at the moment ... Hobbies include ceramics and photography ... Lists Oreos as the one food she can't live without ... Finishing first for her team at state finals in high school is her most memorable career moment to this point ... Aspires to work as a pediatrician one day ... Is a psychology major in Marshall College.