Nevada 2013: Walk on who will develop significantly over the year.
High School: Attended Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H. and Coronado High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Earned four varsity letters for cross country and three varsity letters for track and field ... Competed on the Southern Nevada Region Sunrise Division champion cross country team in 2012 and the Southern Nevada Region Sunrise Division champion track and field team in 2013 ... Named to the Second Team All-State for cross country in Nevada in 2012 ... Competed on school record setting 4x800 meter dash teams at Portsmouth High School and Coronado High School ... Top times include 1600 meter run (5:20) 800 meter dash (2:20) and 400 meter dash (59.9).
Personal: Chose Nevada for the honors program, team chemistry of the cross country team, and the beautiful city of Reno ... Majoring in biology with plans to become an obstetrician ... Was also recruited by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ... Participated on the Debate Team, Students Against Destructive Decisions club, Interact Club, Teen Advisory Board, and Friends of Rachel organization in high school ... Enjoys watching Friends and The Big Bang Theory in her spare time ... Likes going to Applebee's, Olive Garden, and P.F. Chang's ... Favorite sports memory is winning state in cross country her senior year ... Daughter of John and Leanne Ballou ... has a younger sister Kara.