Sanchez attended the where she was a three-time All-American in singles and doubles. She was the Number. 1 collegiate player throughout the 2011–2012 season, and was named the Industry Training Authority Senior Player of the Year. She was upset in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Round of 16 by Mallory Burdette, and reached the semi-finals of doubles with Trojan teammate Kaitlyn Christian.
Sanchez graduated with a degree in Real Estate.
While at University of Southern California, star quarterback Matt Barkley was quoted as saying that Sanchez was his favorite athlete on campus.