Kara Barnard
Kara Barnard

Player Profile

Pacific Palisades, CA

High School:
Pacific Palisades HS



1999 - Last fall, Barnard was one of UCLA's top cross country runners, helping the Bruins qualify for their second consecutive NCAA meet ... At the NCAA, Barnard was UCLA's No. 2 runner and finished No. 36 (No. 4 UCLA runner) at the NCAA West Regional and No. 24 (No. 4 UCLA runner) at the Pac-10 ... Second-team Pac-10 cross country All-Academic (3.33, world arts) ... In track last spring, she ran season-bests in the 1500m (4:37.60), 3000m (9:59.20) and a personal-best 17:12.95 in the 5000m ... Honorable mention Pac-10 track All-Academic ... Athletic Director's honor roll for fall, spring and winter quarters.

1998 - In cross country, Barnard helped lead the Bruins to their first NCAA team appearance since 1988 ... UCLA's second finisher at the NCAA, placed 51st at the Western Regionals and 43rd at the Pac-10 ... In track, Barnard scored at the Pac-10, placing seventh (38:02.05) in the 10,000m and was 13th (18:28.68) in the 5000m ... Ran a personal-best 9:51.3 (3000m) and season-bests of 4:35.08 (1500m), 17:21.30 (5000m) and 38:02.05 (10,000m) ... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 (cross country, 3.14 gpa; track) ... Athletic Director's honor roll for fall quarter (3.26 gpa).

1997 - In cross country, Barnard ran in every major meet, placing 53rd at the Pac-10 and 72nd at the Regional ... Highest placement was 30th at the Oregon Invite ... In cross country, earned Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic (3.08 gpa) and was on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... In track as a walk-on freshman, Barnard scored at the Pac-10 meet, placing seventh (37:30.67, personal best) in the 10,000m, also was 12th (4:51.81) in the 1500m ... Ran personal best of 4:32.83 and season-best 9:58.36.

1996 - In cross country as a frosh, she placed 58th at the Pac-10 and 66th at the District meet.

High School - Attended Marymount (1992-94) and Pacific Palisades (1994-96) High Schools and was a four-year letter winner in track and cross country at both schools ... Cross country captain in 1995-96 ... Palisades High was the LA City cross country team champion in 1994 ... Barnard was a four-year CIF mile qualifier.

Personal - World arts and culture major ... Career objective is to be a harpist ... Father, R. James Barnard, is a professor at UCLA ... Born July 7, 1978.

Barnard's Best Marks

1500m    4:32.83
3000m    9:51.3
5000m    17:12.95
10,000m  37:30.67