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Ammar Moussa
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
City/State: Arcadia, Calif.
High School: Arcadia
Experience: 1 Letter
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COLLEGE – 2012: Redshirt. Did not compete.

2011: Moussa had a breakout freshman year to earn a spot on the varsity roster. He raced unattached at the Rocky Mountain Shootout and finished sixth overall. Moussa’s first meet in a black and gold jersey was pre-nationals where he placed 19th overall and was CU’s No. 3 finisher. Moussa helped the Buffs win the inaugural Pac-12 team championship by placing 15th, and went on to take 17th at the regional meet, earning his first all-region honor. Moussa ended the season with an 88th-place finish at the national championship which helped CU take third overall. He was named a finalist for the 2011-12 CU Male Freshman Athlete of the Year award.

HIGH SCHOOL: Moussa is a two-time California State cross country champion, winning the title as a junior and senior. Both years he was named the Gatorade Cross Country Player of the Year. Moussa was sixth at the 2011 USA Junior Cross Country Championship and went on to place 32nd at the IAAF World Championships. He placed fourth at the Nike Cross Nationals in 2009 and 2010 while helping his team to the title in 2010. On the track he owns school records in every event from 800-meters to 5,000-meters. Moussa capped off his senior year by winning the two-mile run at the New Balance Outdoor Championship, running a personal-record of 8:51.80. He also won the 3k title at the meet in 8:16.03.

HIGH SCHOOL BESTS: 800-meters: 1:53.21; 1,600-meters: 4:10.27; 3,200-meters: 8:49.59; 5,000-meters: 14:05.79.

IN THE CLASSROOM: Moussa is majoring in international affairs. 

PERSONAL: Ammar Moussa was born on December 1, 1993 in Encino, Calif. He is the son of Ameer Moussa and Malika Bouchama of Arcadia, Calif. He has one younger brother, Mahmoud. Moussa also enjoys soccer and basketball. He is fluent in Arabic and English and also knows some Spanish. 

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