“I am absolutely ecstatic with my recent commitment to UCLA,” Tennison said in an email. “The first time I went on campus I had a pretty good feeling that UCLA was where I wanted to go, and after my official visit, I knew that UCLA was 100 percent the place for me.”
Tennison, a two-time first team all-county runner, was also named the Register’s 2012 Cross Country Runner of the Year after blossoming into one of the state’s top runners. She became the first county runner since former Woodbridge star Christine Babcock (2006-07) to repeat as sweepstakes champion at the Orange County Championships.
Tennison won the Sunset League individual title and was the CIF-SS Division 2 champion.
She capped her stellar running campaign by placing fourth in Division 2 at the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
Among some of the other schools that Tennison considered were Cal and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.