Fresno State: (2002) Saw limited competition but recorded a season-best 6K of 25:39 at the Stanislaus Invitational.
High School: Three- year letter winner in cross country and track at Sanger HS ... the cross country team's MVP in (1998 and 1999) ... track team MVP in 2000 ... qualified for the State championships in cross country and track (1999) ... All-league and All-Valley in cross country ... cross-country Central Section Div. 2 Champion ... Central Area Track champion in the 1600m... Sanger HS record holder in the 5K 19:39 ... best time in the mile is 5:24.
Personal: Born July 7, 1982, in Sanger, Calif. ... parents are Mark and Ester Mendoza ... is married and has a daughter, named Alexis ... enjoys reading, listening to music, and shopping, and her biggest athletics thrill was winning the Central Section Div. 2 Cross Country Championships.