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India Odum
India Odum

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

High School:
Hayfield Secondary

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Major:
Broadcast Journalism

Team Captain

OUTLOOK: Has great throwing potential in multiple events ... Made significant improvements in all events, particularly weight throw, hammer and discus ... Solid, all-around thrower that should be able to contribute at the SEC level in all events and qualify for the NCAA's in the shot put.

2003: Indoors, won weight throw and was runner-up in shot put in the George Mason Early Invitational ... Finished seventh in shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... At the Four-Way SEC Meet placed fourth in shot put ... Placed tenth in weight throw and 11th in shot put at the Florida Invitational ... Placed ninth at the Meet of Champions in shot put ... Finished third in shot put and ninth in weight throw at the USC Invitational ... At the SEC Championships placed sixth in shot put ... Finished second in shot put at the Last Chance Meet ... Outdoors, won the shot put, finished third in the discus and placed fourth in the hammer at the Weems Baskin Relays .... At the Florida Relays, placed 12th in the hammer and won the shot put with a season best and personal best mark of 50'9.5 ... Was the fourth place finisher in the shot put, finished seventh in the discus and ninth in the hammer at the SEC Quad Meet ... Finished fourth in the discus and second in the hammer at the South Carolina State Championships ... At the Sea Ray Relays, finished seventh in the shot put, 20th in the hammer throw, and placed 12th in the discus with a season best throw of 150'6 ... Finished eighth in the shot put at the Penn Relays ... Was the runner-up in the shot put and finished sixth in the discus at the Orange & Purple Classic ... At the SEC Championships, finished sixth in the shot put and 17th in the discus while setting a season best throw of 28.27m/125'10.5 as well as finished 12th in the shot put with a mark of 14.81m/48'7.25.

2002: During the indoor season, placed third in the weight throw at the UNC Early Invitational ... Finished fifth in the shot put at the Five Way SEC Meet ... Placed sixth at the Meet of Champions in the Shot Put and placed 11th in the weight throw ... Placed third in shot put at the SEC Championships (49' 6) ... Outdoors, finished eighth in the discus and hammer at the Miami Invitational ... Placed eighth in the shot put at the Penn Relays and SEC Championships ... Finished fourth in the shot put at the Sea Ray Relays and the Four Way SEC Meet ... Placed sixth in the shot put at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Finished sixth in the discus at the Four Way SEC Meet ... Was eighth in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor meet, heaving it 46' 9 1/2.

2001: Indoors, competed in various weight throwing events, earning a second place finish twice in the shot put ... Threw a season's best of 50' 2 3/4 at Virginia Tech Invitational ... Paced fifth at SEC Indoor Championships ... Also participated in 20lb. weight throw, hammer and discus throws ... Outdoors, competed in hammer throw, discus and shot put ... Had six top 10 finishes in the shot put, placing as high as second at Weems Baskin Sprint Relays, Duke Invitational and South Carolina State Championships ... Best throw in the shot put came at the Duke Invitational, where she recorded a throw of 48' 2 ... Finished third in discus at South Carolina State Championships with a throw of 142' 4.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hayfield Secondary School ... Coached by Doug Schuch and Phill Saunders ... Lettered in basketball one year and track four years ... Indoor and Outdoor State Champion in the shot put as a senior ... Three-time All-Metropolitan Area Athlete for Throws ... Held Virginia indoor state shot put record of 45' 6 1/4 for one year.

PERSONAL: Broadcast Journalism major ... Chose USC because of the emphasis on academics and USC's reputation for producing Olympic level throwers ... Full name is India Elizabeth Courtney Odum ... Nickname is Odie ... Daughter of Juan and Lori Odum ... Has two sisters named Lanai and Asia ... Born on April 30, 1982, in Biloxi Miss.

Top Marks- Shot Put: 50'9.5"; Discus: 154'6"; Weight: 55'0.75"; Hammer: 165'5"

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