Transferred to St. Thomas after competing for the University of Hawaii.
At St. Thomas:
2011-2012: (Cross Country): Finished in 54th place in 23:51 at the NCAA Regional Championships. Was Tommie's fourth runner and finished in 29th place at the MIAC Championships in season best 23:49. Placed 58th in 24:13 at the Connecticut College Invite in Waterford, CT. Finished in 10th overall at the St. Kate's Invitational 4k in 15:47.
Track & Field: (Indoors): Ran personal best 10:52.74 in the 3000m to place 11th at the MIAC Indoor Championships....the night before she anchored the Distance Medley Relay to 3rd place. Ran the 1000m at the U of M Parents Day Open in 3:07.80. Placed 3rd at the St. Thomas ShowCase 3000m run in 11:03.91. Finished 1st overall in the 3,000m at the St. Olaf Invite in 11:07.13. (Outdoors): Completed her first collegiate 5,000m at the UWRF Falcon Invite in 19:29.90. Finished in 7th place in the 3000m at the Carleton Invite in 10:49.06. Ran the 1500m and placed 4th in 5:00.59 at the PLNU Collegiate Open in Point Loma, CA.
High School Track Highlights: Aviano American High School 1500/3000M record holder. Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe (DoDDS-E) 1500M champion in 2008 and 2009 / 3000M champion in 2009.
Parents: Mike and Cathy Yoakum
Hometown: Aviano, Italy
High School: Aviano American High School
Major: Community Health Education
Career Goal: Join the Air Force
Campus activities: AFROTC
What I like about UST: "I like how all the professors want to see you succeed and really support and help you in any way they can."