Major: Math for Teachers
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Previous School: Delta College
College: Avila is entering her second season running cross country for Simpson. She transferred from Delta College prior to the 2012 season.
High School: Avila ran two years of varsity cross country at Tracy High School. She was also a member of the Latin dance team. She graduated with Spanish honors.
Personal: Jovita is the daughter of Artemio and Gullermina Avila. Her hobbies include running, fellowship, and community. Her career goal is to become a high school math teacher.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I want my education and beliefs to go hand-in-hand. I want to grow spiritually, academically, and as an athlete. I'm fully confident Simpson will help me."