Alana Babers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
J.W. North HS '07

Height:
5-4

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Psychology

2011: Led off 3rd-place 4x400 relay (3:43.88) at Big West Conference Championships... Competed in 400 eight times, hitting season-best 56.53 at Brutus Hamilton Invite... Made seven appearances in 200, posting wind-aided 25.09 at Cal-Nevada meet... Best wind-legal 200 was 25.11 at Steve Scott Invitational... Raced 400 indoors at Husky Invite (58.12).

2010: Redshirted.

2009: Competed primarily in 200, posting a 25.94 at Cal Outdoor Opener to start the season... Also ran 100 twice, going 13.11 during Aggie Open.

2008: Hit 100 best of 12.56 in Big West Conference prelims... Improved on her previous best of 12.62, set during Causeway Dual... Also hit season-best 25.71 in 200 in Causeway meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors from J.W. North HS in 2007, but attended Niceville (Fla.) HS for three previous years... Placed 3rd in 400 (57.78), 5th in 200 (25.18) at Southern Section meet as a senior... Also part of section-champion 4x400 relay (3:49.61)... Won Ivy League titles in 200, 400 and both relays as a junior at NHS... Placed 3rd in 400, 7th in 200 at Florida High School Athletic Association District I meet that year.

PERSONAL: Born in Riverside, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Parents are Alonzo Babers & Caroline Licursi... Alonzo won two track & field gold medals (400 and 4x400 relay) at 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles... Not surprisingly, Alana lists her father as her sports hero.