Sophomore caps incredible campaign finishing 224th at NCAA Championships
AWARDS / HONORS
2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship qualifier
Conference Athlete of the Week - Sept. 3
2013 All-American Athletic Conference Team
SOPHOMORE (2014) Barraza became the first Cougar since 2011 to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships after posting a fourth place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional (29:41.5; 10K)...Barraza finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships in Tulsa, Okla., after running the 8K in 24:53...Runner up at the 2014 Islander Splash Cross Country Meet after running the 8K in 25:17.7...Posted the top-score among collegiate athletes at the 39th Annual Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational when he ran the 5K in 16:57
FRESHMAN (2013) Barraza competed in all six meets for the Cougar men's team... He won the first meet of his collegiate career during the Baylor's Twilight Invitational (6K) with a time of 18:19.9... Barraza finished in the top five at the Rice Invitational (3rd - 16:50), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Splash (2nd - 26:36.4), and the inaugural American Athletic Conference championships (5th - 23:36.60)... Ended the season with the South Central Regional 10K, finishing 28th with a time of 31:10.8.
HIGH SCHOOL Ran for coach Jesse Aguilar at El Paso Franklin High School...Holds school record in the 1600m, 3200m, Three mile, and 5K...Helped team win the 2011 and 2012 District Champions title.
PERSONAL Brian Barraza...Born May 5, 1995 in El Paso, TX...Son of Pete and Paula Barraza... Has a sister, Andrea.