UCLA Cross Country BIO
Shannon Murakami
Player Profile:
Shannon Murakami 1264114
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saugus, CA
High School: Saugus

2009 Cross Country - Competed as an individual at the NCAA Championships (114th, 21:24.5) ... UCLA's No. 1 runner in every meet during the season ... Placed 13th at the West Regional to earn All-Region honors (21:19.91) ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors with a 13th-place finish at Pac-10s (20:24.54) ... Cal Poly Invite champion (18:01.0) ... Finished 40th at the Notre Dame Invite (17:26) ... Placed third at the Dave Murray Invite (17:07) ... BYU Classic champion (17:59.2).

2008 Cross Country - No. 4 runner at West Regionals (87th, 21:59.01) and Pac-10s (68th, 22:08.37) ... No. 3 runner at Pre-NCAA (150th, 22:18.3) and UCI Invite (15th, 18:27.10) ... No. 2 runner at the Big Wave Classic (2nd, 14:39.89) and Stanford Invite (32nd, 22:21).

2007 Cross Country - Named Most Valuable Freshman ... Was UCLA's No. 2 runner at Pac-10s (40th, 21:26.4) and No. 4 runner at West Regionals (134th, 22:53.60) ... The top finisher for the Bruins at the Bill Dellinger Invite (44th, 21:21) and the Pepperdine Invite (11th, 21:07.32) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree.

High School - Four-year letterwoman in cross country and track ... High school team were the 2006 CA State cross country champs as she earned All-League, All-CIF and All-State honors as the captain ... Was the 2005 CA State cross country champion as her team placed sixth overall ... She also served as the team captain that year ... In track and field, won CIF and league titles in the 1600m and 3200m in 2007 ... Also won the 1600m CIF title and was third in state in that event in 2006 ... In 2005, was the 1600m and 3200m CIF champion ... In all, was a seven-time league champion and five-time CIF champion ... Prep bests of 2:10 in the 800m, 4:42 in the 1600m and 10:31 in the 3200m.

Personal - Born July 27, 1989 in Torrance, CA ... Daughter of Stanley and Joy Murakami ... Has one sister, Amber, who is a freshman on the UCLA track and cross country team ... Sociology major.

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