The women's soccer team is home vs. Cal State Fullerton on Friday.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Prospect High School, located in Saratoga, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and three years of varsity cross country ... Was a two-time Blossom Valley Athletic League selection in both sports ... Earned team MVP and was a team captain in both sports ... Qualified for the cross country state meet as a senior ... Her cross country team won the league title in 2012 ... A National Merit Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and a scholar-athlete.
CLUB: Ran with the West Valley Joggers and Striders.
PERSONAL: Born in Marietta, Ga. ... Daughter of Julia Larson and Gary Lemco ... Her father played basketball at SUNY Binghamton ... Majoring in accounting ... Has written a children's book and made a short film ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "when I started to realize how much Pepperdine could offer me in terms of my major, competitive running, climate, internship and study-abroad opportunities and the ability to study as a Regents' Scholar, I knew it was my dream school."
FAVORITES: Enjoys volunteer work involving the environment, tutoring younger students, listening to music, playing percussion, singing, theatre, road/trail biking, photography, cooking/baking and reading ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Maria Sharapova (pro athlete), Jane Eyre (book), The Devil Wears Prada (movie), The Simpsons (TV show), Coldplay and Maroon 5 (musical artists), roasted vegetables and sweet potatoes (food) and volleyball and tennis (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the fact that hard work in practice coupled with a mental plan in competition basically translates to automatic success."