|BRIAN DaCUNHA (da- COON- ah)
CAREER VICTORIES: 5
Pole Vault: 5.38m (17-7.75)- 2002 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Pole Vault: 5.26m (17-3)- 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
HONORS: (One-time All-SEC) 2001 SEC Indoor Champion-pole vault
2002 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 17-7.75 in the Pole Vault... Competed in 15 meets (eight indoors, seven outdoors)... Set a new outdoor personal best with a clearance of 17-3 at the SEC Championships, third overall, provisional qualifier... Sixth at the Penn Relays with a mark of 16-10.75... Cleared his personal best of 17-7.75 in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships, finishing 10th, second all-time at Florida... Improved his provisional qualifying status with a win of 17-7 at the LSU Last Ditch Meet on the final day of qualifying... Won the Fast Times Invitational with a mark of 17-2.75... Fifth at the SEC Championships, 16-10.75. .
2002 WINS (2): (i) LSU Last Ditch Meet (3/1) PV: 17-7; Fast Times Qualifier (2/28) PV: 17-2.75
2001 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 17-5.5 in the Pole Vault... Competed in eight meets (all indoors)... Cleared 16-10 at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing 11th... Set a new personal best and improved his provisional qualifying status with a win 17-5.5 at the Nike Fast Times Meet-third all-time at Florida... SEC Indoor Champion 17-4.5... First career win came at the season opening Florida Intercollegiates 16-0.75.
2001 WINS (3): (i) LSU Last Ditch Meet (3/2) PV: 17-2.5; Florida Intercollegiates (2/28) PV: 17-5.5; SEC Championships (2.24) PV: 17-4.5; Florida Intercollegiates (1/13) PV: 16-0.75.
2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 16-8.75 in the Pole Vault... Competed in 11 meets (Five Indoors, Six Outdoors)... Fourth in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault, 16-8.75 (5.10m) - Personal Best... 11th at the Florida Relays Pole Vault, 15-9.25... 14th at the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 15-3.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Seventh at 1997 Florida state championships... Holds the Santaluces High pole vault record... competed at the 1997 Junior Olympic Championships in Baton Rouge, La. High School Coach: Bernie George.
PREP BESTS: Pole Vault: 15-3.5
"BEYOND THE STATS": Also a one-year letterman with the Santaluces football team... EMT and life guard certified... Plans to be a sports trainer... Son of Philip and Virginia DaCunha... Born Brian Robert DaCunha on May 20, 1980 in Connecticut... Has a brother Scott and a sister Samantha.
MAJOR: Health Professions