Nicole Kendrick
Nicole Kendrick

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Ohio

High School:
Lancaster

Last College:
Syracuse Univ.

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Major:
Retail Merchandising


OUTLOOK: Looking to build on solid indoor season during her first year at USC ... Should be a scorer at the conference meet and has potential to make an impact at the NCAA Championship.

2003: Indoors, won the shut put at the George Mason Early Invitational ... Tied for runner-up in shpt put and placed fifth in weight throw at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Won the shot put and placed third in weight throw at the Four-Way SEC Invitational ... Finished third in shot put at the UNC Invitational ... Was runner-up in shot put at the Florida Invitational ... Placed third at the Meet of Champions in shot put ... At the USC Invitational won the shot put and placed fifth at the weight throw ... In SEC Championships was runner-up in shot put ... Won shot put in the Last Chance Meet ... Finished 13th in shot put at the NCAA Championships ... Did not compete during outdoor season.

SYRACUSE: Had a big freshman year which culminated in her making the USA World Junior Championship team which traveled to Jamaica ... Threw the discus at World Championships ... Won the collegiate discus at Penn Relays ... Big East Conference scorer in all the throws ... Finished 2002 with a personal best of 172' 4, ranking her 22nd best in the NCAA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lancaster High School ... Coached by Doug Henwood ... Lettered in track and field for four years (1998-2001) ... Also lettered in volleyball for two years (1999-2000) and basketball (1998-1999) ... State Champion in Shot Put (2000, 2001) ... NOC All-American in Indoors (2001) and Outdoors (2000, 2001) ... Team Captain in 2000 and 2001 ... Team was District Champs all four years (1998-2001) ... Team was Regional Champs in 2000 and 2002 ... Jr. National Runner up in Shot Put in 2002 ... World Junior Team Member in 2002 ... School record holder in the shot put and discus ... Named one of the Most Accomplished Women in the history of her high school.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Retail Merchandising ... Enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends ... Favorite athlete is former USC competitor and Olympic medalist Dawn Ellerbe ... Biggest influence is her father ... Greatest athletic thrill is winning back to back state high school championships ... Favorite movies are A Time to Kill and The Emporer's New Groove ... Daughter of Karen Kendrick ... Born April 2, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio.

Top Marks- Shot Put: 53'7.75"; Discus: 172'4"; Weight: 60'1"; Hammer: 161'4"