USTFCCCA announces All-Academic Individual selections
Veterans along with new recruits add depth
Ronnie Baker will compete in four events for TCU
Jordan Moore and Megan Smith earn weekly honors
Smith has now won four shot put events this spring
2014 USTFCCCA Second Team All-American - Discus
Qualified for the NCAA Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Ark., in the discus and the shot put ... Placed third discus in the prelims with a school-record 181-10 to advance to the NCAA Championships ... Finished 12th (172-60) at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Placed second at the Big 12 Conference Championships in the discus (180-04) ... For the season, she placed first four times in the discus (Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, 181-03; Florida Relays, 181-00; TCU Invitational, 181-00; Michael Johnson Invitational, 180-10) ... Placed 18th in the NCAA Prelims in the shot put (50-11.50) ... Placed second at the Big 12 Conference Championships in the shot put with her best mark of the season (53-11.25) ... Finished fourth at the Florida Relays with her second-best throw of the season (53-03.50) ... Recorded four first-place finishes in the shot put (Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, 53-01.75; TCU Invitational, 5208.75; Michael Johnson Invitational, 50-09.50; Longhorn Invitational, 50-00.50).
Won the New Mexico Invitational with her best throw of the season in the shot put (52-09.25) ... Also won the Reveille Invitational in College Station (51-09.25) ... Was second in the shot put (52-08.75) at the Big 12 Conference Championships ... Tallied two additional second-place finishes (TAMU Invitational and the Aggie Invitational.
Competed in the discus and shot put at NCAA West Preliminaries ... finished 14th in discus, going over 10 hours between first round and final round throws due to rain delays ... finished fourth in the shot and fifth in the disc at the Big 12 Championships ... set new career-best in shot at Texas Invitational, throwing 54-0 1/2 (16.47m) ... re-set school record in discus three times, finishing season with best of 167-10 (51.16m) at the Texas Invitational ... won the shot put competition at the TCU Invitational, Bobby Lane Invitational and UCLA-LSU dual meet.
Competed in four meets for TCU ... finished fifth in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships with a career-best throw of 52-9 1/2 (16.09m) ... finished second in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational and Auburn Invitational ... competed in the weight throw at two meets.
School record holder in the discus and hammer throw ... set discus mark of 161-5 at TCU Invitational and set hammer throw standard of 152-1 at North Texas Invitational ... Competed in the shot put and discus at the NCAA West Preliminaries, finishing 30th(48-8 ¼) and 42nd(144-8), respectively ... earned All-Mountain West honors for runner-up finish in shot put at conference championships ... also finished fifth in discus at MWC Championships ... was fourth in the shot put and eighth in the discus at Penn Relays ... finished second in her section in the shot put at Texas Relays.
Earned All-MWC honors in the shot put ... posted fourth-place finishes in the shot put at Texas A&M Reveille Invitational and Texas AM Invitational.
OLATHE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
Smith was one of the nation's top shot putters and came to TCU as a two-time all-state selection in both the shot put and discus ... was ranked third nationally in the 2011 senior class in the shot put with a personal-best toss of 50-2 feet ... Smith was also listed at No. 19 nationally in the discus with a top mark of 151-1 ... claimed the 6A state title for Olathe South in both shot put and discus events ... also garnered the 2011 Kansas Relays high school shot put crown ... earned the 6A state championship in the shot put in 2010.