Noelle Lopez
Noelle Lopez
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic

AS A SENIOR IN 2008-09: Placed 13th in the San Francisco Invitational on Aug. 30 with a 5k time of 18:51...Placed 19th in the Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 13 with a time of 18:28....Placed 21st in the West Coast Conference Championships on Nov. 1 with a 6k time of 23:19.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Raced in three competitions during the season...Best finish was a 19th place showing at USF Invitational on 9/3 with a 5k time of 19:05.3...Clocked season-best 5k time of 18:59 in 43rd place finish at Notre Dame Invitational on 9/30...Finished 24th in Stanford Invitational on 9/25 with a 4k time of 15:06, her only race of the season at that distance.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz...participated in cross country and track and played freshman placed fifth in Arizona Cross Country Championships in 2004...named an AIA Scholar-Athlete team...individually placed second in 5A Arizona Cross Country Championships in 2004...named to the All-State first team...also named All-State at Footlocker West in Arizona Dairy Council All-American...named the Southern Arizona Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year by the Tucson Citizen/Arizona Daily Star...also named an individual AIA Scholar-Athlete...member of SADD and National Honor Society...volunteered at the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen and with Habitat for Humanity...named a National Hispanic Merit Scholar.

PERSONAL: Parents are Gerry Lopez and Cindy Austin...has a younger sister named Megan...enjoys reading, writing, philosophy, yoga and community service.