More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors as a freshman ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Did not run at any track meets as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE XC 2014: Only competed at the first meet of the season as a sophomore ... Ran 23:34.2 at the 5k Mark Covert Classic.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at four meets as a freshman ... Had a season-best time of 27:27.79 in the 6k at the Pepperdine Invitational and 22:14.1 in the 5k at the Titan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, located in Rockville, Md., in 2013 ... Ran two years of varsity cross country and one season of varsity track ... Also took part in cheerleading.
PERSONAL: Born in Washington, D.C. ... Daughter of Mafalda Fontana and Roque Santi ... Has one sister, Angelina ... Chose Pepperdine because "I loved the atmosphere, it's a great school and I feel like I fit in really well."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, scrapbooking and crafts ... Favorites include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (book), Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie) and How I Met Your Mother (TV show) ... Favorite thing about running is "the unity of the team."