PEPPERDINE 2012: Did not compete at any meets as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trinity Christian School, located in Cedar Hill, Texas, in 2011 ... Ran three years on the varsity ... Was part of the TAPPS 5A district championship 4x400 relay team her sophomore year ... Placed second in the 400m at the TAPPS 5A district race as a sophomore ... Team finished as state runner-up three times ... Placed second in the 4x400 relay at the state meet twice and third once ... A USAA All-American scholar and graduated with honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Daryl and Tonja Tate ... Her father is in the process of earning a Ph. D. from Pepperdine ... Has three siblings: Brandi, Daryl and Joy ... An aunt, Vickie Boone, earned All-American honors in track at Lincoln University ... Chose Pepperdine because "I was drawn to the school by its morals and Christian atmosphere."
FAVORITES: Enjoys writing, directing, editing and producing short films, as well as watching movies, swimming and listening to jazz ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Derrick Rose (pro athlete), Chicago Bulls (pro sports team), Left Behind (book), Transformers (movie) Food Network Challenge (TV show), pizza (food), Fred Hammond, Chris Brown, Charlie Wilson and Alicia Keys (musical artists) and basketball (sport other than track) ... Favorite things about running are "the adrenaline rush that I feel before every race and how each member of the team's victory is important to winning the overall meet."