Owls post four, top-three finishes at Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational
Takes gold with throw of 54.25m
Sophomore sweeps C-USA triple jump titles
Rice recognized its own on Monday evening
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
USTFCCCA ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
2013 NCAA Outdoor Shot Put (Honorable Mention, 18th)
2014 NCAA Indoor Shot Put (First-Team All-American, 8th)
2014 NCAA Outdoor Shot Put (Second-Team All-American, 16th)
2015 NCAA Indoor Shot Put (First-Team All-American, 8th)
2013 C-USA Indoor - Shot Put (16.51m)
2014 C-USA Indoor - Shot Put (16.10m)
2014 C-USA Outdoor - Shot Put (17.18m)
2015 C-USA Indoor - Shot Put (17.95m)
AT MAJOR MEETS
2012 C-USA Indoor, 15th, Weight Throw, 5.15m (49-8.50)
2012 C-USA Indoor, 13th, Shot Put, 13.21m (43-4.25)
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 4th, Shot Put, 14.53m (47-8.00)
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 13th, Discus, 41.47m (136-1.00)
2012 NCAA West Prelims, 40th, Shot Put, 14.18m (46-6.25)
2013 C-USA Indoor, 1st, Shot Put, 16.51m (54-2.00)
2013 C-USA Outdoor, 2nd, Shot Put, 16.17m (53-0.75)
2013 C-USA Outdoor, 4th, Discus, 48.30m (158-5.00)
2013 NCAA West Prelims, 10th, Shot Put, 16.49m (54-1.25)
2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 18th, Shot Put, 15.64m (51-3.75)
2014 C-USA Indoor, 1st, Shot Put, 16.10m (52-10.00)
2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, 8th, Shot Put, 16.73m (54-10.75)
2014 C-USA Outdoor, 1st, Shot Put, 17.18m (56-4.50)
2014 C-USA Outdoor, 2nd, Discus, 52.62m (172-8.00)
2014 NCAA West Prelims, 2nd, Shot Put, 17.16m (56-3.75)
2014 NCAA West Prelims, 14th, Discus, 51.70m (169-7.00)
2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 16th, Shot Put, 16.01m (52-6.50)
2015 C-USA Indoor - 1st, Shot Put, 17.95m (58-10.75)
2015 NCAA Indoor Championships, 8th, Shot Put, 17.14m (56-3.00)
Shot Put - 17.95m (58-10.75), C-USA Championships (2/25/15)
Weight Throw - 15.27m (50-1.25), Texas A&M Invitational (2/11/12)
Shot Put - 17.18m (56-4.50), C-USA T&F Championships (5/15/14)
Discus - 52.62m (172-8.00), C-USA T&F Championships (5/15/14)
Hammer Throw - 42.96m (140-11.00), Texas State Invitational (4/6/12)
Indoor: Had an indoor season for the ages, breaking former Rice All-American Regina Cavanaugh's 29-year-old school record in the shot put with a throw of 17.95m (58-10.75) to win her third straight C-USA title in the event ... placed eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn USTFCCCA First-Team All-American honors for a second straight year ... won five separate events ... named the C-USA Female Field Performer of the Meet ... became just the fourth athlete in C-USA history to win the C-USA Field Athlete of the Week three times in a season. Outdoor: Redshirted outdoor season ... won the discus at the All-Africa Games with a lifetime-best winning throw of 54.25m (178-0.00).
Indoor: Earned All-American status at the NCAA Indoor Championships by placing eighth in the shot put with a career-best throw of 16.73m ... Won the C-USA Indoor title in the shot put (16.10m) ... Won four shot put events.Outdoor: Earned USTFCCA Second-Team All-American honors with 16th place in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ...placed second in the shot put at the NCAA West Prelims to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in her outdoor career ... Also finished 14th in the discus at the NCAA West Prelims ... Won the C-USA Outdoor title in the shot put (17.18m) and placed second in the discus (52.62m-PR) ... Won five of six shot put events, which included five straight ... Also won two events in the discus.
Indoor: Won the C-USA Indoor title in the shot put (16.51m), a season-best throw.Outdoor: Named a USTCCCA All-American honorable mention ...Finished 18th at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the shot put after placing 10th at the NCAA West Prelims ... Placed second in the shot put at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the shot put and fourth in the discus ... Won the shot put at the SHSU Twilight, J. Fred Duckett Twilightand Victor Lopez Classic.
Indoor: 11th in weight throw (13.87m/45-6.25) at Leonard Hilton Invitational and eighth in shot put (12.72m/41-8.75)... Fifth in shot put (13.48m/44-2.75) and 13th in weight throw (14.63m/48-0) at Houston Indoor Invitational... 12th in shot put (12.19m/40-0) and 16th in weight throw (15.27m/50-1.25) at Texas A&M Invitational... 15th in weight throw (15.15m/49-8.5) and 13th in shot put (13.21m/43-4.25) at C-USA Indoor. Outdoor: First in shot put (14.87m/48-9.5) at Harvard-Rice Dual... First in shot put (15.46m/50-8.75) which is fourth-best mark in school history, third in discus (45.17m/148-2), and eighth in hammer throw (40.43m/132-7) at TSU Relays... Second in shot put (14.77m/48-5.5), sixth in discus (44.17m/144-11), and 19th in hammer (41.80m/137-2) at Victor Lopez Classic... Finished 10th in shot put (14.90m/48-10.75) at Texas Relays... First in shot put (14.72m/48-3.5), seventh in discus (43.15m/141-7), and seventh in hammer throw (42.96m/140-11) at Texas State Invitational... Second in shot put (14.50m/47-7) and fifth in discus (45.03m/147-9) at UTEP Invitational... First in shot put (15.58m/51-1.5) and second in discus (44.77m/146-10)... Placed fourth in shot put (14.53m/47-8) and 13th in discus (41.47m/136-1) at C-USA Championship... Posted a mark of 14.18m/46-6.25 in the shot put at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin.
2011 graduate of Ursuline Academy (Dallas, Texas)... Earned four varsity letters for coach Larry Jackson... Three-time TAPPS 5A shot put state champion and two-time 5A discus state champion... 6A shot put champion... Placed fourth at Texas Relays in shot put (44-8.5)... Shot put mark of 45-2 at Mark Collins Invitational and distance of 45-8 at Warrior Relays... Lettered three years in basketball for coach Colleen Johnson... 2011 first team all-state... First team all-district in 2010 and 2011 and second team all-district in 2009... Team co-MVP in 2011... Academic all-state in 2010 and 2011.
Full name: Claire Adatuma Uke... Born: Dec. 31, 1992... Parents: Augustine and Irene Uke (one brother, two sisters)... Major: Kinesiology ... College: Sid Richardson.
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