Hannah DeWalt
Hannah  DeWalt

Gig Harbor, Wash.

High School:
Gig Harbor HS




PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Did not compete.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2010: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Recorded the team's best 800m time of the season of 2:22.40 at the UCSB Gaucho Roundup (2/20) ... Also competed in the 800m at the South Florida Open (3/5), Northridge Invitational (3/13), UC Irvine (3/20) and the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invite (4/9).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2009: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Competed in the season-opening meet at UC Santa Barbara (2/21) and posted a time of 2:33.79 in the 800-meter run.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2008, where she was a three-year track and field letterwinner for head coach Patty Ley ... Lettered in cross country for one season as well as soccer... Career best marks include a 19:39 in the 5K, a 5:23.9 in the 1,600-meter run and a 2:17.01 in the 800 ... As a senior, helped lead to team to the Washington 4A Cross Country State Championship, plus district and league titles ... Member of the second place track and field team at the 2008 Washington 4A Championships ... Received cross country team's Most Inspirational Award ... Voted track team's Most Improved following junior season ... Advanced to state tournament with soccer team during the 2006-07 season.

CLUB: Team captain for the Harbor Football Club and made it to the finals of the annual postseason tournament.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Danny and Amy DeWalt ... Has a sister, Jenna ... Majoring in sports medicine and minoring in coaching ... Goal is to pursue a career related to sports medicine and/or coaching ... Once shook hands with President Museveni of Uganda at an African wedding in Kampala ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its strong sports medicine program, the opportunity to run for a Division I college, and the California sunshine" ... Considers her most thrilling sports moment as winning the state cross country championships by 20 points ... Says Nicole Cochrane is the toughest person she has competed against in her sport ... Lists coach Patty Ley as her biggest sports hero because "of her personal accomplishments as an athlete and because she has dedicated her life to building an incredible cross country and track program at Gig Harbor" ... Teaches swimming lessons.

FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies include hanging out with friends, swimming and having random dance parties ... Loves cross country because of how "healthy and alive I feel when I run; pushing my body to its limit is rewarding because I am my own accountability buddy" ... Favorite book is Captivating ... Favorite movie is Remember The Titans ... Favorite food is shrimp and favorite ice cream flavor is Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey.

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