Women's Cross Country

Samantha Diaz
Samantha Diaz


Shingle Springs, Calif.

High School:
Ponderosa High School



Nevada places 34 on Academic All-MW list

The Nevada contingent was part of a league-record 534 student-athletes who were named to the team for the fall season.


Nevada places 34 on Academic All-MW list

The Nevada contingent was part of a league-record 534 student-athletes who were named to the team for the fall season.


33 Wolf Pack student-athletes to graduate

13 sports represented in this semester's class


Nevada Has 37 Student-Athletes on 2012 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team

League-record 409 student-athletes on the 2012 fall team


Cross Country Concludes Season at NCAA Mountain Regional

Nevada places 13th with 361 points


2013: Talented experienced runner. Top level athlete.

(2012-13) Cross Country: Junior

Nevada's top runner at the 2012 MW Cross Country Championships, taking seventh with a school record time of 22:09.1 ... Named to the All-Mountain West Cross Country Team ... Won individual honors at the Nature's Bakery Twilight Classic, finishing first and setting a new Twilight Classic course record with a time of 14:32 ... Placed first at the Nevada Chase Rally with a time of 22.53.

(2011-12) Cross Country: Redshirt. (Did not compete)

(2010-11) Cross Country: Sophomore Competed in five of Nevada's six meets ... Finished second at the Twilight Meet (15:11) ... Took fifth at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 17:11, which is the third fastest 5k time in Nevada cross country history ... Finished ninth overall at the WAC Championship (18:02).

Indoor Track and Field: Won a gold medal in the mile at the WAC Championships running 4:55.95 winning first-team All-WAC honors ... Also won second-team All-WAC honors with a fourth place in the 3,000-meters at the WAC meet ... Set the WAC's top time in the mile at the Husky Classic with a time of 4:45.79, also the school's second-best mark ever.

Outdoor Track & Field: Twice named the Verizon WAC Track Athlete of the Week, winning her second after breaking the school record in the 1,500-meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... Won two first-team All-WAC honors with a gold medal in the 1,500-meters and silver in the 800-meters at the WAC Championships.

(2009-10) Cross Country: Freshman Competed in all six of Nevada's meets ... Finished 14th at the 5K WAC Championships (20:09) ... Took 13th at the 5K WAC Preview Open (20:59) ... Finished 17th in her first collegiate meet at Nevada running a 16:31 in the 4K Nevada Twilight Meet.

Indoor Track and Field: Freshman

Did not compete.

Outdoor Track and Field: Won the gold in the 1500m at the WAC Outdoor Championships (4:37.32) ... took seventh in the 800m at the WAC Championships (2:15.50) and earned second-team All-WAC honors ... Recorded a PR in the 1500m and ran the ninth fastest time in school history with a 4:33.97 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite.

High School: Attended Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif. ... Earned four varsity letters in track and four in cross country ... Won a team state championship in cross country in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Won an individual state track championship in the 800m in 2008 and 2009 ... Served as a track team captain in 2008 and 2009 ... Holds a PR of 2:12.71 in the 800m and 18:53 in the 5K ... Holds the school record in the 800m and 4x400m relay ... Named to the All-League team in track in 2009 ... Named to the Second Team All-Metro in cross country in 2007 and in 2008 for track.

Personal: Majoring in community health science and wants to be a physical therapist ... Played ultimate Frisbee in high school ... also recruited by Long Beach State, USF and Sacramento State ... Chose Nevada because of the team, the coach and the school ... Likes Big Spoon Yogurt ... Enjoys going to the lake, river, hiking and flying kites ... Lists winning team cross country championships as her favorite sports moment ... Has one sibling, Allison ... Daughter of Steve and Ann Diaz ... Born in October of 1991.