PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran in one meet as a freshman ... Posted a 31:05.1 in the 5k at the Titan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Allen (Texas) High School in 2012 ... Ran four years of track, focusing on the 200 meters and 400 meters.
PERSONAL: Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Pamela and Steven DeGroff ... Has one sister, Stevie ... Her mother ran track at Sam Houston State and her sister ran track at Harvard ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Pepperdine because "after a lot of praying I decided to attend Pepperdine because I figured it would be the best fit for me, I'd rather be in a small environment with Christian values than a school where I'm just another number."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing basketball, dancing, photography and writing ... Lists her sports hero as Kevin Durant ... Favorites include Muhammad Ali (pro athlete), New York Giants (pro sports team), Into the Wild (book), Titanic (movie), True Blood (TV show), Alicia Keys (musical artist), Mexican (food) and basketball and football (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the fact that I get to compete in doing something that I really love."