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Stephanie Kalu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Hills, Texas

Last College:
Georgia Tech

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints


2014 (Jr.): Indoor: NCAA Indoor Championship: Placed ninth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.31 seconds... American Athletic Conference Championship: Finished first in the 60-meter dash (7.31) and second in the 200-meter dash (23.94) as she helped SMU win the programs first indoor conference championship in school history... Placed first in the 60-meter dash at the Red Raider Invitational (7.29) and the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational (7.34)... Outdoor: American Athletic Conference Championship: Finished first in the 100-meter dash (11.53) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.91) as she helped SMU win the programs first outdoor conference championship in school history... Recorded personal-best and school-record times in both the 100-meter dash (11.15, 1st) and the 200-meter dash (23.21, 2nd) at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational... HONORS: American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week (1/28, 2/4, 3/25), All-AAC Indoor (60-meter dash, 1st; 200-meter dash, 2nd), USTFCCCA Indoor second team All-American (60-meter dash, 9th), All-AAC Outdoor (100-meter dash, 1st).

2013 (So.): Indoor: Placed second in the 55-meter at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Invitational... Finished third in the 60-meter at the Howie Ryan Invitational, winning her first prelim with a season-best 7.37 mark (27th-best in the country)... Placed fourth at the Conference USA Championships in the 60-meter and third in the 4x400 relay... Outdoor: Part of a 4x100 relay team that won two events - TCU Invitational and the Bobcat Invitational... Won the 100-meter at the Baylor Quad Invitational and the North Texas Spring Classic... Set the SMU record in the 100-meter (11.38) at the TCU Invitational... Finished third in the 100-meter at the C-USA Outdoor Championships and second in the 4x100 relay... Placed 22nd in the 100-meter at the NCAA Championships... HONORS:Honorable Mention All-American - 100-meter dash.

2012 (Fr.) (at Georgia Tech): Indoor: Earned a third-place finish in the 60-meter at the Kentucky Invitational... Placed second in the 60-meter at the Vulcan Invitational with a season-best 7.44 mark... Finished seventh in the ACC Championship in the 60-meter... Outdoor:Won the 100-meter dash at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational... Placed seventh in the 100-meter at the ACC Championships.

Prior to SMU: A four-year letterwinner under the direction of Larry Jackson at Ursuline Academy of Dallas ... Helped her team to four-straight TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) State Championships 5A (2008-2011) ... Had the fastest time out of Texas in her senior season in the 100-meter dash (11.55) ... Named the 2011 5A TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year ... Competed in the USA Junior Nationals in the 100m Dash earning a spot in the finals and a seventh place overall finish ... A USA Junior All-American ... Earned a fourth place finish at the same event in 2010 ... Three-time State Champion and record holder in 5A TAPPS 100m dash ... 2011 5A TAPPS 200m dash champion ... Placed first in every 100m and 200m race she competed in during her senior season.

Personal: Born Stephanie C. Kalu on May 8, 1993 in Dallas, Texas ... Parents are Patrick and Patricia ... Started running in the fifth grade ... Most memorable athletic achievements were setting the 5A TAPPS 100m dash record, becoming a USA Junior National All-American and Receiving the 5A TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year Award.