Rivera made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the Fall and Winter quarters in 2011-2012.
CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Rivera played three years of pitcher and first base at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Calif. ... earned All-Western League second-team honors ... was twice named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team and a scholar-athlete ... also received a Coaches Award ... posted 51 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA as a senior and 78 strikeouts and a 2.31 ERA as a junior ... coached by Margaret Mauro ... played club with San Diego Rebels.
Born Courtney Delores Rivera on May 27, 1993 in Lake Forest, Ill. ... parents are Stephanie and Ron Rivera ... father is the head coach of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers ... has an older brother, Christopher ... chose UCLA because it has always been a dream of hers to come here ... favorites include the movie "Remember the Titans", singer Wiz Khalifa, the TV show "Family Guy" and New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter ... No. 1 reason for competing in softball is to win a national championship and become the best that she can be ... biggest athletic thrill so far was being able to put on the UCLA softball shirt for the first time and see her last name on her locker and realizing she really made it ... hobbies include drawing and writing songs, poems and raps ... majoring in psychology with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist.