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Nakita Gray

Nakita Gray
Nakita  Gray

Hometown:
Fort Washington, Md.

High School:
Friendly

Last College:
North Carolina A&T

Event:
High Jump

I/O:
-/Sr.

Major:
Public Relations

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

2016 SEC Champion - High Jump
2015 Second-Team All-American - High Jump
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2015, 2016, 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017
Indoors: Did not compete after exhausting her eligibility after the 2016 season.
Outdoors: Was Carolina's top high jumper as a redshirt senior...finished in the top-four in every regular-season meet, including five podiums... set an outdoor PR of 5-11 1/2 at the Florida Relays... won the high jump at the Gamecock Invitational and the USC Open... scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, with a mark of 5-8 3/4 to finish sixth... placed 13th at the NCAA East Regional, with a mark of 5-10 1/2, just missing out on a trip to nationals.

2016
Indoors: SEC Champion in the high jump, hitting a personal best of 5-11 1/2 to become the program's first women's indoor SEC champion in any jump event... just barely missed qualifying in the top 16 for indoor nationals... only finished outside the top three once across seven competitions for the season... won regular season titles at the Texas A&M Invite and the Virginia Tech Challenge... placed third at the Armory Invite.
Outdoors: Did not compete.

2015
Indoors: Led the way as the team's top high jumper for the indoor season... won four events and came in second in two others among her eight total competitions... went over 5-11.5 to win the Gamecock Invite, her top mark of the season that also ranked 20th in the nation... that height ranks second in program history... finished fifth at the SEC Championship to score for the team.
Outdoors: High Jump All-American... joined with Jeannelle Scheper to form the most formidable high jump tandem in the nation... finished second at the Shamrock, Crimson Tide and Bill Carson Invites... hit a personal best of 5-11.5 to finish fourth at the Penn Relays, tying her for the second-best outdoor mark in program history... scored for the team with an eighth-place finish at the SEC Championships... finished 10th at regionals to qualify for the national championship... jumped 1.77 meters at nationals to finish 12th overall and earn All-American honors.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Competed for one season at North Carolina A&T... finished third in the high jump at the MEAC Indoor Championships as well as the outdoor championships... won the high jump title at the Penn State National Invitational indoor meet.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a three-sport athlete in high school, competing in basketball for four years, volleyball for three and track for four.

PERSONAL
Born June 13, 1994... daughter of Nash Gray Sr. and Takita Irving-Gray... has two siblings, Nash Jr. and Travon.

Indoor Personal Records
High Jump
1.82m | 5-11 1/2 (2/26/16 SEC Championship)
200m
26.36 (1/17/15 Hokie Invite)
Outdoor Personal Records
200m
25.51 (1.6) (3/21/15 Shamrock Invite)
High Jump
1.82m | 5-11 1/2 (3/31/17 Florida Relays)
 

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