2012-13: Competed in three outdoor events (shot put, hammer throw, javelin) and the weight throw for the indoor season ... advanced to the NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds in the hammer throw ... finished second in the event at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships behind a personal-best 59.51m/195-3 ... won the hammer throw competition at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... had a collegiate-best 13.52m/44-4.25 in the shot put at the Border Battle ... notched a personal best in the weight throw of 18.79m/61-7.75 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... placed fourth in the event ... had four other top-five finishes in the event during the indoor campaign.
2011-12: Competed in the two outdoor disciplines (javelin and hammer throw) and two indoor events (shot put and weight throw) ... qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw ... registered a season-best 57.63m/189-1 in the hammer throw for a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... had a runner-up finish in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... recorded a season-best mark of 18.72m/61-5 ... had four top-five finishes in the weight throw during the indoor season.
2010-11: Competed in three outdoor events (shot put, hammer throw, javelin) and two indoor disciplines (shot put, weight throw) ... qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the javelin and hammer throw ... placed sixth in the hammer throw ... placed third in the javelin at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... took third in the event at the Border Battle on a season-best throw of 38.48m/126-3 ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the weight throw and placed third ... had a season-best heave of 18.60m/61-0.25 in the weight throw at the Gladstein Invitational.
Prep: One of the best throwers in the nation at Villa Rica High under coach Mike Judge ... was a five-time state champion ... earned the crown three times in the shot put and twice in the discus ... won the national title at the 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships in the shot put ... recorded a season-best 13.69m/44-11 throw for the win ... was a nine-time high school All-American ... captured the Region 5-AAAA Girls Championship in the shot put ... twice was a national runner-up in the weight throw ... also a two-time national runner-up in the hammer throw ... set a national sophomore class record in 2008 in the weight throw at 54-0 ... competed for club Throw 1 Deep ... personal bests at prep level: 179-0 in the hammer throw; 47-2 in the shot put; 132-3 in the discus and 57-11 in the weight throw.
Personal: Daughter of Perry and Patricia Gates ... birthday is Dec. 15 ... has one brother and one sister ... majoring in art.