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Kelley Bowman
Kelley Bowman


Mt. Vernon, Ky.

High School:
Berea Community

High Jump

Notes: 2006 NCAA All-American in the high jump with a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Third-place finish at the NCAA Championships is the best finish for any U of L athlete, male or female, at the national championship meet ... 2006 NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier (high jump) ... 2006 BIG EAST outdoor high jump champion ... Two previous appearances at NCAA Mideast Regional in high jump (third in 2004, 15th in 2003) ... 2004 Conference USA indoor high jump champion ... School record holder in outdoor high jump (1.86m/6-01.25) and indoor high jump (1.78m/5-10.00) ... Finished seventh in high jump at 2006 BIG EAST Indoor Championships.

2004-05: Redshirted and did not compete during the outdoor season ... Finished fifth in the high jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 5-8.50 ... Earned a pair of first-place finishes at the Ohio State Invitational and the Purdue Invitational.

2003-04: Finished third at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the high jump with a season-best 5-8.50 ... Won high jump title at C-USA Indoor Championship ... Also won high jump titles at SIU McDonald's Invite and Findlay Open ... Finished either first or second in five of seven meets during indoor season ... Earned four top-3 finishes in the high jump during the outdoor season.

2002-03: Tied for 15th at NCAA Mideast Regional in high jump with season-best height of 5-7.25 ... Placed second at Conference USA Outdoor Championship for second straight season ... Won high jump at Cardinal Challenge and finished runner-up at Snowbird Invitational ... Tied for third at Florida Relays ... Redshirted during the indoor season ... Member of Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2001-02: Earned All-America honors in high jump at USATF Junior National Championships, the first Cardinal to earn the honor since 1995 ... Won high jump at Hoosier Hills Indoor with a school-record height of 5-9.75 ... Placed second at Conference USA Indoor Championship ... Set outdoor school record of 5-8.75 at Pomona-Pitzer and then matched it two days later at Mt. SAC Relays ... Tied for second at C-USA Outdoor Championship ... Won high jump at Mt. Sac and Cardinal Challenge ... Member of C-USA Commissioner's and Fall AD Honor Rolls.

High School: Lettered four years in track, basketball and soccer at Berea Community High School ... Captured fourth consecutive Kentucky State A high jump title in 2000 with an all-class state record height of 5-10.5, the fourth-best high school mark in the country in 2000 ... Also won three state titles in 300m hurdles during career ... Finished runner-up in 200m and fourth in 100m at 2000 state meet, amassing 33 total points for BCHS.

Personal: Born Kelley Lynne Bowman on March 26, 1983 in Richmond, Ky. ... Daughter of Edward Bowman and Carol Abrams ... Majoring in justice administration.

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