Major: Cross Cultural Studies
Hometown: Lodi, CA
Previous School: San Joaquin Delta College
College: Manier is entering her second season running for Simpson. She transfered from San Joaquin Delta College prior to the 2012 season. Her academic accomplishments include making the Dean's List at San Joaquin Delta College and Simpson.
High School: Manier ran two years of cross country at Lodi High School. She also did two years of track and field. Her athletic accomplishments include being on two league championship cross country teams and one league championship track team.
Personal: Vanessa is the daughter of Beci Knox and Brian Manier. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, running, playing softball and learning.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "Simpson's tuition is reasonable and when I visited the campus I fell in love with the community."