THIS YEAR: Freshman Makenzie Jordan will add to the Trojans' depth in the distances. She competed this fall for the Trojans' cross country team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High. Was named the 2012 Peninsula Cross Country Athlete of the Year and was named the 2013 Scholar Athlete. Won the 3200m race at Redondo Union with a PR of 11:49. Was co-founder and president of "Shoes 4 Athletes," a shoe drive which collected shoes and distributed to local charities.
PERSONAL: Jordan was born on February 10, 1995 in Torrance, Calif...Her parents are Madeline and Don and she has three siblings...Her father also attended USC...She enjoys reading psychology magazines in her free time...Her favorite musicians are Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky and her favorite TV show is Survivor...Lists Louis Zamperini as her sports hero because he serves as an inspiration both on and off the track...Would like to travel to Italy and work for Nike someday...She is a Business major at USC.