Olivia Hassler
Olivia Hassler

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

High School:
Parkland

Event:
Throws

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


• 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2014: Indoors - entered the weight throw once, placing 11th at the Gamecock Indoor #1 (12.06m // 39-07.00)...Outdoors - concentrating on the javelin, posted four top five finishes, including a win at the USC Outdoor Open with a throw of 40.24m // 132-00...hit a season-best throw of 134'11" (41.12m) at SEC Outdoors to take 14th

2013: Outdoors, won the javelin at the Weems Baskin Invitational, her first collegiate meet, with the third-best throw in school history at 139-1 (42.39m)...finished in 12th place at Penn Relays with a throw of 136-09 (41.69m) and took 16th at her first SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 135-05 (41.28m).

HIGH SCHOOL: Best in the javelin of 149'10 while competing at Parkland High School in Allentown, PA...two-time LVIAC gold medal in the javelin...holds the District XI record in the javelin, winning a gold and silver medal in District XI championships...placed 13th at the USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships

PERSONAL: Also lettered in basketball...daughter of Ronald and Kathryn Hassler...three siblings, Kristin, Kaila, and Nick...intends to major in criminology/criminal justice...also considered Oregon, Arizona State, Temple, Bucknell and Illinois State...decided to come to South Carolina because of the environment it provided and a place to work with some of the best coaches and reach her goals while on a team with a family atmosphere.