Earned four letters in track and three letters in soccer at Reno High School in Reno Nev. ... Captain of the soccer team in 2011 ... Top times include 800: (2:19.67) where the team was named NIAA 4A Nevada State Champions.
Daughter of Brian and Jenifer Root ... Has a brother, Nick ... Twin sister Erika is also on the cross country team ... International Affairs major, looking to get into Global Politics ... Member of the Rotary Interact Club in high school, as well as Honors Society ... Enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, and going to Lake Tahoe ... Chose Nevada because of the location and coaching staff ... Lists sister as role model.