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Jennifer Nicholson

Class: Sophomore
Position: Throws
Height: 5-10

Previous School: East Prairie HS

Hometown: Charleston, Mo.

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Closed her freshman year with a sixth-place finish in the ECAC discus final, with a season-best mark of 150-3
• Threw all four implements at the Big South meet, placing fourth in the discus, 14th in the javelin, 15th in the shot put and 22nd in the hammer
• At season's end, she ranked No. 3 in program history in the discus (150-3), No. 6 in the shot put (41-10.5) and No. 8 in the hammer (147-11).

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Threw the weight a personal-best 45-6.25 to place ninth at the Liberty Quad and claim the No. 10 spot on Liberty's all-time list

Prep
• Graduated from East Prairie High School
• Became the first female student at her school ever to earn an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship
• In 2010, she won discus championships at the Missouri Class 2 state meet and the AAU Junior Olympic national meet.
• As a senior, placed third in the state in the discus and fourth in the shot put
• Longest throws in high school were 151-10 in the discus and 41-5.5 in the shot
• Scored over 1,000 points in basketball, posting 21.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg as a senior
• Named the 2011 Sikeston Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year

Personal
• Daughter of Grayling and Gale Nicholson
• Kinesiology major
• Birthday is on Jan. 23

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
SP - 42-1.5 (12.84m) (Indoor)
DISC - 161-8 (49.29m)
JAV - 120-1 (36.60m)
WT - 47-0.75 (14.34m) (Indoor)
HAM - 149-2 (45.48m)

All-Big South Honors (1)
2013 Outdoor Discus - 3rd