||Simone du Toit
2011 (Jr.): Indoor: Named First Team USTFCCCA All-American... Posted a 17.00 meter throw for sixth place in the NCAA Indoor Championships... Notched nation's fourth-longest toss (17.49 meters) during the indoor season... Started season by automatically qualifying in the shot put with a 16.71m throw in the Texas Tech Invitational... Named Conference USA's co-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 18) after her season-opening performance at Texas Tech... Placed second with 17.31m throw at the J.D. Martin Invitational... Set personal record with a 17.49m shot put throw at the Houston Indoor Invitational claiming first place by nearly two meters... Received the C-USA Athlete of the Week for the second time on the season following the Houston Indoor Invitational...Won the Conference USA Indoor Championship with a 16.84 meter shot put throw... Outdoor: Claimed C-USA Athlete of the Week (March 28) following a dual win (shot put and discus) at the Mean Green Invitational... Posted a school-record 58.81 meter discus throw at the Bobby Lane Invitational... Won the shot put at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a toss of 16.18 meters... Captured the discus title at the Conference USA Championships with a throw of 54.27 meters.
2010 (So.): Took sixth in the Discus Throw (53.20)at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, also competed in the Shot Put... Was twice named the C-USA Athlete of the Week... Won the Shot Put at the Razorback Invitational with an NCAA Provisional mark (15.69m)... Finished fifth in the Shot Put at the Iowa State Classic with an NCAA Provisional mark (15.65m)... Claimed gold in Shot Put at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with an NCAA Provisional Mark (16.55m)... Took first in both the Shot Put (16.42m) and the Discus Throw (51.13m) at the Bobby Lane Invitational... Placed first in the Discus Throw (53.61m) and fifth in the Shot Put (16.00m) at the Texas Relays... Finished third in the Shot Put (16.41m) and eighth in the Discus Throw (51.35m) at the Mt. SAC Relays... Claimed victory in both the Shot Put (16.35m) and the Discus Throw (54.45m) at the Oliver Jackson Open... Took gold in both the Discus Throw (54.06m) and the Shot Put (16.33m) at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in Discus Throw by winning with a personal best (54.80m) and in the Shot Put with a second place and personal best (16.71m) at the NCAA West Preliminary; both distances were the farthest outdoor throws by a C-USA competitor in 2010.
2009 (Fr.): Finished tenth in the Discus Throw (47.64m) and also competed in the Shot Put at the NCAA Track and Field Championships... Named Conference USA 2009 Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year... Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year... Named Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week... Placed third in the Shot Put at the Texas Tech Invitational (15.59m), the second longest indoor throw by any C-USA athlete in 2009... Won the Shot Put at the Razorback Invitational (14.47m)... Claimed silver in the Shot Put at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (14.63m)... Took first in the Shot Put (15.73m) and was third in the Discus Throw (50.28m) at the Trojan Invitational... Qualified for two events at the NCAA Regional Outdoor Championships by winning the Discus Throw (49.99m) and placing third in the Shot Put (14.45m) at the Bobby Lane Invitational... Finished second in the Shot Put (15.86m) and fourth in the Discus Throw (52.40m), both of which were of NCAA Regional qualifying distance, at the Texas Relays... Won the Discus Throw (52.77m) and placed fifth in the Shot Put (16.18m) - and first among collegiate throwers - at the Mt. SAC Relays... Took third in both the Shot Put (16.31m) and the Discus Throw (51.62m) at the Sooner Invitational... Won the Discus Throw at the Mean Green Twilight (57.35m), the longest outdoor throw by any C-USA athlete in 2009... Claimed gold in both the Discus Throw (53.94m) and Shot Put (15.91m) at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in two events with a second place finish in the Discus Throw (54.18m) and a third place finish in the Shot Put (16.39m) at the NCAA Midwest Regional; her Shot Put throw was the longest outdoor throw by any C-USA athlete in 2009.
Prep: The 2005 World Youth Shot Put champion... Competed in the Junior World Championships and the African Championships... South African record holder in the shot
Personal: Daughter of Mariaan and Boesman Du Toit... Has two siblings, Charne and Danell... Plans an advertising major... Lists "shopping" as her favorite hobby.