The Waves broke in a big group of new student-athletes, as 10 of the 11 women's runners were freshmen.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Competed at four meets as a freshman ... Had a 5k best of 21:13.0 at the Mark Covert Classic and a 6k best of 25:04.9 at the UC Riverside Invitational.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Did not compete in any track meets as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santiago High School, located in Corona, Calif., in 2012 ... Ran two years of varsity cross country and track (800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters) ... Was a two-time winner of the coach's award in cross country ... School won a Big 8 League title.
PERSONAL: Born in Boise, Idaho ... Daughter of Kimi and Scott Vollmer ... Has two siblings, Tyler and Cameron ... Her father was a member of Pepperdine's 1992 national championship baseball team and went on to play professionally fo five years ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Also an accomplished figure skater who was a silver medalist in novice pairs at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and a member of Team USA at a 2009 event in Poland ... Works as a figure skating coach at her local ice rink ... Chose Pepperdine because "my father graduated from Pepperdine and I have been going there almost my entire life to watch baseball games. Pepperdine also has some amazing academic programs and classes that I can't wait to experience."
FAVORITES: In addition to figure skating, enjoys relaxing hobbies such as knitting and drawing ... Favorites include Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins (pro sports teams), 1984 and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (books), Happy Feet, The Blind Side and The Avengers (movies), Big Bang Theory (TV show), One Republic, Cage the Elephant and Shinedown (musical artists) and fettuccini alfredo (food) ... Enjoys running because "I love the thrill you get when training and racing. You are always competing with someone whether it's a friendly competition against other teammates to get you to be the best you can, or a more intense battle to beat the person in front of you during a race."