UC Davis starts strong as it tries for its fourth straight conference championship
2011-12: BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR... ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Led team with 73.8 avg... Posted school-record 66 in first round of season-opening Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic on her way to medalist honors at 5 under... Shared medalist honors with 1-under finish at high-caliber PING/ASU Invitational... Tied for team-high honors with 9 rounds at par or better including three rounds in below 70... Had six top-10 finishes... Was in the top 10 four of her last six tournaments including a T-4th at the Big West Championship... Named among top 50 women's college players to watch by Golf World prior to season... Advanced to match play at U.S. Women's Amateur for second straight year.
2010-11: NGCA ALL-REGION... BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR... ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Led team with 4 top-five finishes and 8 in the top-10... Posted team-best 74.3 average over 39 rounds and 11 events... Had back-to-back roundsof 2-under 70 to open Big West Championships in which she finished third at 3 under... Was T-4th at Stanford's Peg Barnard Invitational, T-5th at the NCAA West Regional and was T-6th at the Fresno State Lexus Classic... Twice carded 69's, the first at The Topy Cup in Japan and then later at the regional... Was just a shot over par at both the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at New Mexico and at the regional... Participated in NCAA West Regional at Stanford... Advanced to U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinals in summer following sophomore season.
2009-10: ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM...Ranked third among Aggie regulars in scoring (75.5) and fourth for rounds played (24)... Had seven top-20 finishes, including a runner-up showing at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational... Finished that tournament with rounds of 73 and 72... Was fourth at the Big West Championship and T-9th at the Fresno State Lexus Classic... Opened the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational with a 68 and 69, eventually tying for 10th... Her round of 68 is tied for second-lowest on the team... Capped her Big West tournament with a 1-over 73, tied for lowest of the day.
TORRANCE HS '09: Selected team MVP during her senior season... Helped lead Torrance to a trio of state championships and a runner-up finish while also capturing Ocean League championships each year... Was two-time Ocean League medalist... All-Area selection in 2007.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif... Communication major... Parents are Arnulfo and Lydia Runas... Career highlight was making it to the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Women's Amateur this past summer... Wouldn't change anything about golf but to ask for more patience... Wants to play professionally in the future... Only superstition when playing is to change her golf ball every six holes.