UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Dani Brabender

CCAA All-Academic.

CCAA All-Academic ... Competed in the 1,500 at the CCAA Championships, finishing 11th overall with a time of 4:54.58 ... Ran a season-best time of 4:52.91 in the 1,500 at the UCSD Triton Invitational to place 14th overall ... Best finish as anchor leg of her team in the 4x400 relay occurred at the meet against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, in which her team finished fifth with a time of 4:19.84.

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 within 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.

Born Sept. 24, 1993 in Irvine ... Daughter of Daniel and Lisa Brabender ... Is a human development major and global health minor at Marshall College ... Aspires to work as a pediatrician one day ... Is a fan of the Green Bay Packers ... Hobbies include photography and guitar ... Lists Oreos as the one food she can't live without ... Finishing in the top 20 at conference is her most memorable moment in track ... Her family and friends are her greatest influences.
Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
High School: Trabuco Hills HS
College: Marshall
Major: Human Development
Diversity and Inclusion