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Izzy Connell
Izzy Connell

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Campbell, Calif.

High School:
The Harker School

Height:
5-3

Experience:
HS

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Harker School, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and one year of varsity cross country ... Qualified for the Central Coast Section finals all four years ... Set school records in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters ... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman school award winner.

CLUB: Ran with both the UMOJA Track Club and the LSI Track Club ... Set a state record and won the North American final in the 800 meters at the Hershey's Track and Field Championships in 2007 ... Took fourth place in the 800 meters at the 2005 Junior Olympics and fifth place in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Maria Connell and Michael Miller ... Plans to major in psychology and business ... Is a third-degree black belt in karate ... Attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics and watched some of the track and field events ... Chose to attend Pepperdine "simply for the great education, the great athletics and the great views."

FAVORITES: Enjoys learning new piano pieces, walking her two dogs and listening to music ... Favorites include Sanya Richards Ross (pro athlete), The Great Gatsby (book), The Lion King (movie), Reba (TV show), country (type of music), ice cream (food) and football (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the competition of each race. the drive through every practice and the grind through all the workouts, all for that one race that lasts 12 seconds."

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