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Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Jones, Barrett, Morgan, Hendershot claim conference honors after weekend performances
Results highlighted school records in men's and women's 4x200-meter relay
Nittany Lions kick off indoor season with annual intrasquad
Anyanwu's Career Highlights ...
* 3x NCAA All-American
* 3x Big Ten Champion
* Penn State Record Holder
On the National Scene...|| 2012 Outdoor || Earned Second Team All-America status as a member of the Lions' 13th-place 4x400, which clocked a season-best 3:33.03 ... Qualified for the NCAA First Round in the 400-meter hurdles, placing 18th overall. || 2011 Outdoor || Led of the Nittany Lions' fourth-place and All-America 4x400-meter relay squad, which combined to run a season-best 3:30.35 - the third-best effort in school history ... Qualifed for the NCAA First Round in the 400-meters for the second-straight year. || 2011 Indoor || Earned her second-career All-America citation via a sixth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Team combined to run 3:34.00, matching the second-fastest performance in school history. || 2010 Outdoor || Earned her first-career All-America finish thanks to a fourth-place finish on the 4x400-meter relay ... Team clocked a season-best 3:30.74 at the NCAA meet - the third-fastest time in school history ... Qualified for the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in the 200- and 400-meters ... Participated in the NCAA First Round in the 400-meters, placing 37th overall ... Was also a member of the 4x400 at the First Round, helping the team to a finishing time of 3:31.35 - the second-fastest time in the field.|| 2010 Indoor || Was a member of the Lions' ninth-place 4x400 relay (3:35.39) ... Was an NCAA provisional qualifier individually in the 400 with a season-best 54.25.
At the Big Ten Championships... || 2012 Outdoor || Was a member of the runner-up 4x400 ... Placed fifth individually in the 400-meter hurdles, thanks to a PR 58.93 ... Also ran on the sixth-place 4x100.|| 2012 Indoor || Placed 12th in the 400 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. || 2011 Outdoor || Scored a sixth-place finish in the 400, to go along with a 12th-place showing in the 200 ... Was also a member of Penn State's second-place 4x400. || 2011 Indoor || Was a member of the Big Ten Champion 4x400, which set a new Lambert Field House (Purdue) record of 3:37.80 ... Ran the 400-meter leg on the sixth-place distance medley relay, which ran a season-best 11:37.49. || 2010 Outdoor || Ran on the winning 4x400 (3:35.18) ... Placed fifth in the 400, running 54.36 ... Also competed in the 200, finishing 12th overall. || 2010 Indoor || Had a breakout weekend at the conference meet, running as a member of the Lions' winning 4x400, which set a meet-record 3:35.38 ... Placed fifth in the 200 and 400 individually, running a personal-best 23.98 in the 200 prelims, and 54.25 in the 400 final.
Around the Track... || 2012 Outdoor || Finished eighth in the 400 hurdles and third on the 4x400 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Was a member of the winning 4x400 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 400 hurdles at Auburn ... Won the hurdles at the Jim Thorpe Open.|| 2012 Indoor || Was a member of the winning 4x400 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Finished second in the DMR at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Placed sixth in the 400 at the Nittany Lion Challenge.|| 2011 Outdoor || Ran on the 4x200, 4x400, and sprint medley relays at Penn Relays ... 4x200 placed second in the ECAC section (1:37.04), while the sprint medley placed fourth and the 4x400 (3:36.56) finished 5th in the "Championship of America" sections ... Highest individual showing was third in the 400 with a season-best 54.62 at the Jesse Owens Classic, where she also ran on the winning 4x400 ... Placed 10th in the 400 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational in 54.95.|| 2011 Indoor || Ran on winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, Penn State National, and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Placed second in the 400 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Finished third in the 500 at the Penn State Relays, and third in the 400 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.|| 2010 Outdoor || Stepped right into the Lions' relay lineup running as a member of the school-record 4x200 at Penn Relays ... Squad ran 1:33.78 to win the ECAC section and set a new event record ... Was also a key leg on the Lions' fourth-place 4x400 in the Championship of America section at Penn (3:33.06) ... Placed second in the 400 and third in the 200 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Took seventh in the "Premiere" section of the 400 at the Sun Angel Classic.|| 2010 Indoor || Placed third in the 500 (1:14.50) and fifth in the 200 at the Penn State Relays ... Took sixth in both the 200 and 400 at the PSU Northeast Challenge ... Captured third place in the invitational 400 at the Penn State National ... Placed fourth in the 400 and seventh in the 200 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Ran on winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays, PSU Northeast Challenge, Penn State National, and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State... || High School || Part of the great relay tradition at Eleanor Roosevelt that won Nike Indoor National titles in the 4x200, 4x400, and Sprint Medley in 2009 ... A member of winning 4x400s in the Championship of America section at Penn Relays in 2007 and 2008 ... Placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and ran on the winning 4x100 in the Maryland 4A Championships as a senior ... Took third in the 500 and sixth in the 300, while assisting on the winning 4x200 relay at the 2009 Maryland Indoor Championships, helping her team to a state title.|| Personal || Daughter of Dorothy and Benjamin Anyanwu ... Born August 8, 1991 ... Majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
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