South Carolina led the SEC in men's and women's team GPA
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Senior caps career with second consecutive Academic All-American season
Gamecocks wrap up championships Friday afternoon
Gamecock freshman has re-written the history books
2012: Outdoor NCAA participant...NCAA Indoor silver medalist...SEC Indoor silver medalist...SEC Outdoor bronze medalist...First team Capital One Academic All-American...SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year...NCAA East Preliminary participant in the pole vault...Indoors won the Gamecock Indoor Open, Rod McCravy Memorial, Gamecock Invitational and the Last Chance Qualifier meet...on his way to winning the NCAA Indoor silver medal, jumped a indoor season best of 18-00.50 (5.50m)
2011: Outdoor NCAA participant ... Second Team All-American ... SEC Outdoor bronze medalist ... NCAA East Preliminary participant in the pole vault ... Did not compete indoors due to injury ... Outdoors, had a top mark of 17-04.50 (5.30m) to place third at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... tied for first at the NCAA East Preliminary with a jump of 17-00.75 (5.20m) ... placed ninth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a jump of 17-02.75 (5.25m).
2010: NCAA Regional qualifier in the pole vault ... indoors, earned bronze medal honors in the pole vault at a season best 16-10.75 (5.15m) ... outdoors, had a top mark of 17-08.50 (5.40m) to take second at the Penn Relays ... groin injury aggravated his outdoor season ... tied for sixth at the NCAA Preliminary Round at 17-00 (5.20m), missing a spot to Eugene due to tiebreakers.
2009: Outdoor NCAA participant ... top freshman vaulter in the nation outdoors with a fourth place finish ... Indoor and Outdoor Freshman All-SEC ... NCAA East Region meet silver medalist ... SEC bronze medalist and the only freshman to score in the pole vault with a clearance of 17-00 (5.18m) ... Cleared the same height to take fifth at the NCAA Last Chance Meet ... Won the Gamecock Invitational and the Tom Jones Memorial Classic with clearances of 16-08 3/4 (5.10m) in both meets ... Took second in his first collegiate event, clearing 16-06 3/4 (5.05m) at the Kentucky Invitational ... outdoors, placed in the top five in every meet ... took second at the Penn Relays ... took third at the UNC Elite Meet ... finished fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 16-10 3/4 (5.15m) ... earned silver at the NCAA East Region with a clearance of 17-03 (5.26m) ... hit a collegiate best 17-06 1/2 (5.35m) to place fourth at outdoor nationals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Christine Adams at Landrat-Lucas Gymnasium in Leverkusen, Germany ... has competed in pole vault since he was eight years old ... personal best mark of 5.46m (17-11) ... took fifth place at the 2007 U20 European Championships ... finished 10th at the 2006 U20 World Championships ... seventh place finish at the 2005 U18 World Championships in Morocco ... one of the top pole vaulters in Germany ... won the 2003 U18 German Championship ... member of German Junior National team.
PERSONAL: Marvin Rene Reitze was born Sept. 24, 1988 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany ... parents are Burkhard and Astrid Reitze ... pursuing a degree in international business ... chose South Carolina because of pole vault coach Lawrence Johnson and his experience on an international level ... hobbies include snowboarding.