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Dani Brabender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
High School: Trabuco Hills HS
College: Marshall
Major: Human Development
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Competed in all six meets ... Finished sixth among Tritons and 135th overall with a time of 25:34.00 at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship in Kahuku, Hawaii ... Was the No. 7 Triton and 44th-place finisher (23:44.9) at the CCAA Championships held at UCSD ... Placed as high as 14th overall in a memorable come-from-behind performance at the Lancer Invitational as the No. 5 scorer, passing Cal Baptist’s sixth and seventh finishers in the final stretch to secure UCSD’s first-place showing as a team (19:19) ... Took fourth among the UCSD women at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational (19:30.4, 71st) ... Contended in the 20th Annual Triton Invitational, where she clocked in at 24:02.4 and settled for 46th place overall ... Began the season as the last scorer for the Tritons with a 16th-place showing at the UCSD Opener (16:15.1).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... Team's Most Valuable Racer ... 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 UCSD Opener, finishing ninth overall (16:06.2).

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 Division 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 ... Parents are Daniel and Lisa Brabender ... Is a human development and human biology major at Marshall College ... Aspires to work as a pediatrician one day ... Is a fan of the Green Bay Packers ... Listens to Bon Iver ... 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.

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