"Landing that scholarship (to USC) meant a lot because I beat the odds of being short for the sport and also being Asian American, as there are very few playing at the collegiate and professional level," Hagiya says.
In SoCal, the reigning women in the CrossFit community are all known names. Jamie Hagiya is making a name for herself in the region. Hagiya, who currently sits sixth in SoCal, took 16th for 13.3. After placing 48th in last year’s Open, Hagiya earned a spot at the 2012 SoCal Regional but had to withdraw due to a torn hamstring.