HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mountain Vista High School, located in Highlands Ranch, Colo., in 2013 ... Ran two years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Earned All-Continental League first team in the two-mile and all-league second team in cross country as a senior ... In the National Honor Society and graduated with highest academic honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Denver, Colo. ... Daughter of Scott and Candace McGinty ... Has one brother, Preston ... Chose Pepperdine because "I feel it is the perfect place for me to excel and grow as an individual."
FAVORITES: Enjoys music (was in the choir in high school), baking, reading, painting, skiing, hiking and spending time outdoors ... Lists her sports hero as John Elway ... Favorites include Dexter Howard (pro athlete), the Denver Broncos (pro sports team), A Wrinkle in Time (book), To Kill a Mockingbird (movie), Friends (TV show), The Black Keys (musical artist), chicken pot pie (food) and football (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the sense of community that gets created with teammates. It means so much to have a group of people who support you in all your endeavors."