AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Turned in a 15th-place showing for UC San Diego in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships, finishing with a time of 12 minutes, 15.63 seconds ... Ran season-best time of 11:50.46 for the Tritons in the 3,000 steeplechase during the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, where she placed ninth overall ... Clocked in her season-best performance in the 1,500 at the UCSD Triton Invitational, where she finished 27th overall with a time of 5:07.51.
A 2011 graduate Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, where she competed in both cross country and track & field ... Led the Falcons to a Pacific League Championship in each of her four years with the program (2008-11) ... CVHS went on to finish ninth at the CIF Southern Section Division I finals in 2010 ... Was a first team all-league finisher as a sophomore, junior and senior (2009-11) ... Recorded personal bests of 17:48 in the three mile, 2:24 in the 800, 5:08 in the 1600 and 11:22 in the 3200.
Born Jan. 28, 1993 in La Crescenta ... Daughter of Ronald and Dixie Kakebeen ... Has an older brother named Courtney ... Is a biochemistry/chemistry major and photography minor in Muir College ... Is a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and L.A. Lakers ... Jenny Barringer Simpson is her favorite athlete ... "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" is her favorite movie ... The Temptations are at the top of her playlist right now ... Would choose pineapple as the one food she'd eat every meal for the rest of her life ... Her parents and her brother are some of the biggest influences in her life ... Hobbies include photography, skateboarding and music ... Can play the harmonica ... Hopes to work as a crime lab analyst one day.