|Years at VC:||6th Year|
|Associate's Degree:||A.A. Ventura College, 2005|
|Bachelor's Degree:||B.A. UC Santa Barbara, 2008|
Coach Duran is a product of Buena High School where she was a two-time All-Ventura County selection, and was named the Channel League MVP during her junior year.
Duran traveled the short distance down Telegraph Road to play shortstop on the 2004 Pirate team. She hit .509 with 53 RBI, nine triples, and four home runs, leading VC to a 20-2 conference mark and the WSC North Division title. Overall the Pirates were 31-7 and earned the No. 4-seed in the CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs. Duran was named the Ventura College Outstanding Female Athlete and won County honors, as well.
Duran transferred to UC Santa Barbara, earning back-to-back first team All-Big West honors at third base. Her senior year she also earned first team All-Pacific Region. Duran led the Gauchos in RBI both years, setting a single-season record of 55 in 2008. She also set a school record for home runs (13) and led the team with a .360 batting average. Her career mark of .343 ranks second in program history.
Following her senior year in Santa Barbara, Duran was selected to play on an all-star team that played against the United States Olympic Team in preparation for the Beijing Summer Olympics. She then played professionally in Italy for one season.