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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"
Spend an afternoon with Coach Fritz Spence and the Nittany Lions women's jumps squad
Nittany Lions use home competition to prep for Big Ten Championships next weekend
Nittany Lions return wealth of experience; welcome top recruits
On the National Scene...|| 2011 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA First Round, via a personal-best clearance of 5-8.50 (1.74) at Penn Relays.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Indoor || Finished 17th in the high jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. || 2012 Outdoor || Took 14th overall in the high jump. || 2012 Indoor || Finished 12th in the high jump. || 2011 Outdoor || Took 11th overall in the heptathlon ... Also competed in the open high jump at Big Tens. || 2011 Indoor || Placed 16th overall in the pentathlon ... Ran a career-best 9.55 for the 60-meter hurdles to start the multi at the conference meet .... Finished 14th in the open high jump. || 2010 Indoor || Scored an eighth-place finish in the pentathlon with a personal-best total of 3201 ... PR total included individual personal bests in four of the five pentathlon events.
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Only competed in the high jump ... Competed in three meets ... Season-best height of 5-4.25 took place at the Kehoe Twilight Meet || 2014 Indoor || Did not compete || 2013 Outdoor || Placed third in the high jump at the Bison Outdoor Classic at Bucknell. || 2013 Indoor || Top finish was a second-place standing at the PSU Relays ... Cleared a season-best 5-8 (1.73) at the Penn State National - finishing sixth ... Placed eighth at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup and SPIRE D-I Invitational. || 2012 Outdoor || Finished third in the high jump at both the Jim Thorpe Open and Bucknell Team Challenge ... Top clearance of the season was 5-7 (1.70). || 2012 Indoor || Top individual finish was seventh in the high jump at the Penn State Relays ... Competed in the pentathlon at the PSU National, clearing a career-indoor best 5-8.50 (1.74) in the high jump - the top mark among multi-competitors and fourth-best clearance in school history. || 2011 Outdoor || Recorded a personal-best total of 4301 to finish fifth in the heptathlon at Penn Relays ... Scored personal-outdoor bests in six of seven events during the Penn multi ... Placed fourth in the high jump at the George Mason Spring Classic. || 2011 Indoor || Competed in three pentathlons, finishing seventh at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, 14th at the Penn State National, and 16th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Jumped a collegiate PR of 5-7 (1.70) in the high jump during the pentathlon at the Penn State National ... Season best pentathlon score was 2990 at the Penn State National. || 2010 Indoor || Highest individual finish was a fifth-place effort in the high jump at the Penn State Relays ... Competed in three pentathlons throughout the season, placing 13th at the Penn State National with a total score of 2921, and fifth at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a score of 3013.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Won the Ohio indoor state high jump title as a junior ... Placed second in the high jump at the OHSAAA Championships as a sophomore and a junior ... Finished 10th in the jump at the 2008 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. || Personal || Daughter of Dan and Traci Couts, and Rick and Cheryl Breusch ... Born November 7, 1990 ... Father, Dan, ran track at Ohio State... Majoring in Journalism-Visual Communications.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field
|High Jump||5-8.5 (1.74)||5-8.5 (1.74)|
|Long Jump||15-5 (4.70)||14-11.25 (4.55)|
|Shot Put||33-7.25 (10.24)||30-2.75 (9.21)|