Team Receives Award, Four Individuals Recognized
Egarter, Perez, Sjostrom Compete on Saturday
Freshman Posts Sixth-Best Time in the 3000-meter Steeplechase
Kalu Advances in 100-meter, Nlemchi Sets Personal Best in Shot Put
2014 (Sr.): Indoor: American Athletic Conference: Finished third in the shot put (15.66m) and seventh in the weight throw (17.90m) as she helped SMU win the programs first indoor conference championship in school history... Placed first in the shot put (15.85m) and second in the weight throw (17.70m) at the Red Raider Invitational... Outdoor: American Athletic Conference: Won the hammer throw (61.22m) and placed third in the shot put (15.97m) as she helped SMU win the programs first outdoor conference championship in school history; for her efforts, Perez earned all-conference honors in each event... Won both the shot put and the hammer throw at the Texas Tech Open, Texas Invitational and Michael Johnson Invitational... HONORS: American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week (4/8, 4/15), All-American Athletic Conference Indoor (shot put, 3rd), All-AAC Outdoor (hammer throw, 1st; shot put, 3rd).
2013 (Jr.): Indoor: Was victorious in shot put at the Howie Ryan Invitational with a 15.29m mark... Took second at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Placed second at the Conference USA Championships with a 15.61m mark, a personal-best and eighth-best in SMU history... Took third in the weight throw at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Outdoor: Won three shot put titles, including the C-USA Outdoor Championship with a mark of 16.60m, fourth-best in SMU history... Placed second in shot put at both the TCU Invitational and Baylor Quad Invitational and placed third in hammer throw at both events... HONORS: Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team.
2012 (So.): Indoor: Won the shot put at the Conference USA Championship with a season-best throw of 15.20m...Posted four top-three finishes in the shot put. Outdoor: Took first in the shot put at the C-USA Championship with a toss of 15.82m...Placed first at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a throw of 15.34m...Finished in the top-three in the shot put in all five meets she competed in...Earned five top-10 results in the hammer, posting a season-best throw of 49.97m at the Bobcat Classic.
2011 (Fr.): Placed third in the shot put (14.28m) at the North Texas Invitational.
Prep: Graduated from Lycee Carnot in Paris, France... Won the French Track & Field Championship in shot put in 2008 and 2009... Participated in the European Championship... Also played volleyball and basketball... Daughter of Maria Perez and Roberto Gradel.