D'Ana McCarty
D'Ana McCarty

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Pike

Event:
Throws

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


Career Bests
Indoor
Weight Throw - 22.76m/74-8.25
Shot Put - 15.57m/51-1

Outdoor
Shot Put - 15.91m/52-2.50
Discus - 52.25m/171-5
Hammer Throw - 62.24m/204-2

2009-10: Won second-straight NCAA indoor weight throw national title ... broke previous school record with a distance of 74-8.25/22.76m ... became school's first repeat national champion ... in addition to All-America honors in the indoor weight throw, also earned the distinction at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus and hammer throw ... competed in three outdoor and two indoor events ... finished in the top three in 14 of 19 outdoor competitions ... was ninth in the discus and 10th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... took runner-up in the discus, hammer throw and the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... placed first in the discus at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... won the hammer throw at the Border Battle ... finished first in the shot put at the LSU Relays ... won seven of eight indoor weight throw competitions: the NCAA Indoor National Championships, the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, the Indiana Hoosier Hills, the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, the Notre Dame Invitational and the Kentucky Invitational ... registered a first-place finish in the shot put at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invite.

2008-09: Became the program's first female national champion, capturing the NCAA indoor weight throw title ... set a then-school record with a toss of 72-5.75 for the crown ... earned All-America honors in the event in the process ... secured the weight throw title at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (72-5.75/22.09m) ... competed in three outdoor and two indoor events ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the hammer throw (eighth) and the shot put ... won the hammer throw competition at the Cardinal Twilight ... placed second in the hammer throw and the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished third in the shot put at the league championships ... placed fourth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... took first in all nine indoor weight throw competitions: the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, the Hoosier Hills Invite, the Rod McCravy Memorial, the Gene Edmonds Cup, the Kentucky Invitational, the Indiana Open and the Southern Illinois Fast Start Invitational ... named BIG EAST Female Field Performer of Week on Jan. 28.

2007-08: One of the school's first female athletes to advance to the IAAF Junior World Championships ... competed in the hammer throw ... competed in three outdoor and two indoor events ... placed fourth in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also qualified for the league championships in the discus and the shot put ... placed second in the hammer throw at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the shot put and the weight throw ... won the weight throw competition at the Indiana Open.

Prep: Competed in track and field at Pike High under coach and father, Terry McCarty ... was the 2006 shot put county, sectional and regional champion ... took third in the event at the state tournament and the Midwest Meet of Champions ... also lettered in basketball ... personal bests include 45-4.25 in the shot put and 119-0 in the discus.

Personal: Daughter of Terry and Clara McCarty ... birthday is July 14 ... has two brothers ... majoring in communications.

    American Athletic Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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