Nicholas Ratto
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Alameda, Calif.

High School:
St. Joseph Notre Dame '12

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 145

Event:
Middle Distances

Major:
Political Science

CROSS COUNTRY: Raced four times as a freshman, including 2012 Big West Conference Championships... Crossed as team's No. 2 scorer (36th overall) at Doc Adams Open.

ST. JOSEPH NOTRE DAME HS '12: Captured 3rd at both state cross country (5K) and track (800) meets as a senior... Ran prep PR of 1:51.57 at 2012 state meet...Won North Coast Section title the week before at 1:53.93, improving by seven places and more than three full seconds from 2011 section appearance... Made CIF cross country championships for three straight years, placing 50th, 5th and 3rd from sophomore through senior years... Won 2012 George Albert Award as school's top scholar-athlete in spring sports.

PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif.... Majoring in political science... Parents are Jim & Roberta Ratto... Cousin of Bay Area sportswriter Ray Ratto... Lists Shane Battier has his sports hero, Workaholics character Anders Holmvik as his non-sports hero.