Portland is the host in 2012, while the Waves will host the meet in 2013.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Competed at five meets as a freshman ... Placed #6 on the team at the Stanford Invitational ... Best 5k was 20:16.54 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational and 6k of 25:36.60 at the WCC Championships.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Did not compete in any track meets as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Savannah (Ga.) Arts Academy in 2012 ... Ran four years of cross country ... Broke two school records ... Helped her school to a regional championship as a senior ... Was on the honor roll and was a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Savannah, Ga. ... Daughter of William and Valarea Bowers ... Has one sister, Regan deTreville Bowers ... Majoring in music ... Chose Pepperdine because "it had the four most important things in a college: God, academics, running and music."
FAVORITES: Plays the violin ... Enjoys going to the beach, reading and watching movies ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (pro athlete), Lord of the Rings (book), Star Wars (movie), Smash (TV show), Katy Perry (musical artist) and nuts and peanut butter (food) ... Favorite thing about running is "the way you get rewarded through hard work."