2011/FRESHMAN: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Individual season bests included a 28.06 (200m) and 1:03.83 (400m) ... Ran first leg for the 4x100m and 4x400m relays that posted respective times of 50.79 and 4:18.33 at the North Florida Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from La Jolla High School where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Roger Karnopp ... Career best marks include a 13.63 in the 100m and 28.55 in the 200m ... Part of a team that won the 2010 Division II CIF-San Diego Section Championship and the 2007 Western League title ... Played junior varsity tennis as a freshman and sophomore ... AP Scholar ... CSF and Cum Laude member.
PERSONAL: Given name is Denise Suzette Baumann ... Born in San Diego and raised in La Jolla ... Attended Mesa Community College in San Diego from 2009-10 ... Accounting major ... Daughter of Craig and Suzanne Baumann ... Sister to Garrett ... Her grandfather ran track at Cal ... Is a ballet dancer ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for its committed professors and coaches, supportive student body, high-ranked academics and a strong faith core.
FAVORITES: San Diego Chargers (pro team) ... Eat, Pray, Love (book) ... The Notebook (movie) ... Taylor Swift (musical artist) ... Italian, brownies, cheese (food) ... Hobbies include dancing, playing tennis, writing stories, going to the beach, playing piano and skiing.