AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (12/8) as the Tritons' top finisher in 76th (22:40.7) at the NCAA Championships (12/6) in Louisville, Ky., helping them to a 21st-place showing as a team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
All-West Region ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/14) ... Ran and scored in all six races ... Led the Tritons with a 22nd-place finish (22:49.5) at the NCAA West Regionals (11/9) ... Was the third Triton finisher (22:58.8) at the CCAA Championships (10/26) ... Best showing was third (22:35.9) at the Triton Classic (10/12) ... Led the Tritons with a fourth-place effort (18:03.7) at the UC Riverside Invitational (9/14).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Faced competition in four meets and scored points for UCSD in all of them ... Closed impressive debut season with a 68th-place showing overall at the NCAA West Regionals, crossing the finish line in 23:36.47, which was second among Tritons ... Was the Tritons’ highest finisher at the 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 ... Father competed in both pole vault and decathlon events for Cal Poly ... Has an older brother named Joe and a younger sister named Juliana ... Marine biology major at Revelle College ... Considers her personal best in the mile during the section finals of her senior year of high school as her most memorable moment in running ... Enjoys surfing and adventuring when not running ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Loves burritos ... Regards her coaches, past and present, as her greatest influences.