Monica Twum
Monica Twum

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tema, Ghana

High School:
Tema Secondary School

Last College:
Life University

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
03/14/1978

Experience:
2L


*Three-Time All-American*

General

* Monica Twum, the fastest sprinter on the TCU women's track team, looks to rebound in her senior season after running through an injury-plagued junior campaign.

* Is a two-time national qualifier at 60 meters indoors and has qualified for the NCAAs in both the 100 and 200 meters during the outdoor season.

* Possesses three All-America certificates... placed sixth in the NCAA indoor 60-meters and seventh in the outdoor 100 meters during the 2001 season... was a member of TCU's eighth-place 4x100 meter relay unit in 2002.

* The four-time Western Athletic Conference individual champion, defending Conference USA 60-meter champion, TCU record holder at 60 meters and Ghana Olympian will again be a factor in both the Conference USA and national meets in the sprint events.

2002

* Competed in the 60 and 200 meter dashes during the indoor season.

* Took the gold medal at 55 meters in the Red Raider Classic on January 26 with a career-best time of 6.82 seconds.

* Logged a pair of second place finishes at 60 meters in the Oklahoma Indoor Classic and the Tyson Indoor Classic.

* Won the Conference USA indoor title at 60 meters with a time of 7.38 seconds... placed second at the conference meet in the 200 with a time of 24.57 seconds.

* Turned in a season-best time of 7.33 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Last Chance Meet in Ames on March 1, earning a spot in the NCAA Indoor Championships.

* Placed 11th at the NCAA indoor meet, sprinting to a time of 7.35 seconds over the 60-meter straightaway.

* Competed in the 100 and 200 meter dashes during the outdoor season.

* Took the gold medal at both the Texas A&M Invitational and the TCU Invitational in the 100.

* Hamstring injuries began to plague her as the outdoor season progressed... struggled to a ninth place finish in the C-USA 100-meter dash finals and did not reach the finals in the 200.

* Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 meter dash... finished in 20th place with a time of 11.90 seconds.

* Also competed with the Frogs' 4x100 meter relay unit... ran the final leg on the C-USA winning quartet and in the prelims at the NCAA Outdoor Championships... was unable to compete in the finals, which garnered an eighth-place finish and All-America accolades.

2001

* Joined the TCU track program in the spring and made an immediate impact after transferring from Life University.

* Won her first WAC gold medal with a winning time of 6.84 seconds in the 55-meter finals during the indoor season.

* Became a double conference winner when she took home top honors in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 24.10.

* Earned a spot at the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter dash... produced a school-record setting-time of 7.34 during the prelims to advance to the finals... finished sixth in the finals with a time of 7.41 to earn All-America accolades.

* Continued her strong running in the outdoor season... posted a second place finish in the 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays, won the TCU Invitational 100 and 200 meters, then placed fourth at the Penn Relays in the 100.

* As was the case during the indoor season, swept the short sprint events at the WAC outdoor championships, clocking winning times of (a personal best) 11.31 in the 100-meters and 23.27 in the 200 meters.

* Anchored TCU's conference champion 4x100 meter relay team which featured three of the top four 100-meter runners in the conference...Posted a season-best 44.19 time at WAC Championships, earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Meet.

* Qualified for the NCAA meet at both 100 and 200 meters... finished seventh in the 100 with a time of 11.50 in the finals, earning All-America honors.

2000 (Life University)

* Ran for coach Rana Reider at Life University in Marietta, Ga.

High School

* Was a member of the Ghana National Team from 1996-2000... was a member of the Ghana 2000 Olympic team in Sydney.

* Named the Prospect of the Year in Ghana in 1996 and the Most Promising Ghanaian Sportswoman in 1998.

* Set personal bests of 11.35 in the 100m and 22.98 in the 200m.

Personal

* Monica Twum was born March 14, 1978.

* Pursuing a business degree at TCU.

* Enjoys shopping and watching soap operas.


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