PEPPERDINE 2012: Did not compete at any meets as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sand Creek High School, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2011 ... Also attended Vista Ridge High School ... Played four years of softball and earned all-league honors twice ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and was in the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Aurora, Colo. ... Daughter of Bobby and Erika Sounakhene ... Has three siblings: Savana, Skylar and Silas ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because "my grandmother suggest I look into the school, and after visiting the campus, I knew immediately it was where I wanted to go to college."
FAVORITES: Lists her sports hero as Lance Armstrong ... Favorites include Joe Mauer (pro athlete), San Diego Chargers (pro sports team), The Truth About Forever (book), The Bourne series (movies), Man vs. Wild (TV show) and softball (sport other than track) ... Enjoys running because "I love beating my old times, it's a huge stress reliever for me, and it's an individual sport, yet I can also rely on teammates for support."