59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Saw action at three track meets as a freshman ... Ran the 100, 200 and 400 meters ... Had bests of 14.28 in the 100 at Westmont (2/16), 29.53 in the 200 at Westmont and 70.05 in the 400 at North Florida (3/1).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kingwood (Texas) High School in 2012 ... Graduated in just three years ... Competed in track for three seasons ... Was the program's top discus thrower ... Kingwood won a district championship in 2010 ... Also lettered in basketball ... A member of the National Honor Society.
CLUB: A member of the Houston Youth Track Club ... Went to the Junior Olympics four times, competing in the triathlon, pentathlon, 100 hurdles and relays ... Won a triathlon for youth nationals in Tennessee while in middle school.
PERSONAL: Born in Beaumont, Texas ... Daughter of Oney and Diane Fitzpatrick ... Her father, now an assistant provost at Lamar University, played football and baseball at the College of Wooster ... Majoring in chemistry ... Chose Pepperdine because "I was welcomed by everyone and the atmosphere is so nice, and the chance to study abroad."
FAVORITES: Enjoys riding roller coasters, tiedying and watching movies ... Sports hero is Michael Jordan ... Plays the bassoon ... Favorites include Lolo Jones (pro athlete), Los Angeles Lakers (pro sports team), Become a Better You by Joel Osteen (book), Titanic (movie), The Game (TV show), Alicia Keys (musical artist), Chinese (food) and basketball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about cross country and track is that "it's individual but at the same time a team effort. It allows everyone to perform and improve while pushing each other."