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

AS A SENIOR IN 2008: 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 basketball...team 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 2005...an 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.