AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
All-West Region ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/14).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Faced competition in four meets and scored points for UC San Diego in all of them … Closed impressive debut season with a 68th-place showing overall at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships, crossing the finish line in 23:36.47, which was second among Tritons … Was the Tritons’ highest finisher at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, taking ninth place overall with a time of 22:22 … Occupied the second position on UCSD’s score sheet in her collegiate debut at the UCSD Opener (15:32.9, 7th) and the 20th Annual Triton Classic (22:59.3, 13th) … Was named CCAA Freshman of the Year by virtue of being the freshman with the highest finish at the CCAA Championships … Team's Freshman of the Year.
A 2012 graduate of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland ... Was an All-League champion during her senior year for the Dragons, which included a personal-best time of 18:45.6 over three miles and a 19:07 for a 5k ... Helped cross country team secure HAAL league championship ... Was pivotal in earning track and field team both league championship and NCS championship during senior year ... Ran the mile in 5:08.99 during track season in senior year ... Also played soccer in high school.
Born July 25, 1994 in San Leandro ... Parents are Loren and Jacquelyn Diaz ... Has an older brother named Joe and a younger sister named Juliana ... Father competed in both pole vault and decathlon events for Cal Poly ... Considers her personal best in the mile during the NCS finals of her senior year her most memorable sports moment ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Participates in soccer, surfing and snowboarding when not running ... Hope Solo is her favorite athlete ... Regards her aunt Joann and her high school track coach Andrew Cheng as her greatest influences ... Is a marine biology major at Revelle College.