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KAREN FREBERG
  • Throws
  • Ind: Junior, Out: Sophomore
  • San Luis Obispo, Calif.. (San Luis Obispo/SMU)

CAREER VICTORIES: 10
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Shot Put: 55-5.00 - 2004 Hoosier Hills, Bloomington, Ind.
Weight Throw: 66-0.25 - 2004 Fast Times Qualifier, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
Shot Put: 55-9.75 - SEC Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.
Hammer Throw: 175-1 - 2004 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
Discus: 151-0 - Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

HONORS: (Three-time NCAA All-American; Two-time All-SEC) 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - shot put; 2003 Indoor NCAA All-American - shot put; 2003 Outdoor NCAA All-American - shot put; 2003 SEC Outdoor Champion - shot put; 2003 SEC Indoor Champion - shot put

2004 AS A JUNIOR (SOPHOMORE OUTDOORS): Bests of 55-5.50 (shot put), 66-0.25 (weight throw), 175-1 (hammer throw)...Competed in 17 meets (nine indoor, eight outdoor)..Competed in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, finishing 14th with a throw of 15.96m/52-4.50...Placed sixth in the shot put at the NCAA East Region meet with a toss of 16.04m/52-7.50...Scored in the shot put (16.05m/52-8.00) at the SEC Outdoor Championship with a fourth-place finish...Notched a sixth-place finish in the championship shot put (15.55m/51-00.25) at Penn Relays...Finished third in the shot put at the Sun Angel Classic with a mark of 16.06m/52-8.25...Finished sixth in the discus (43.98m/144-3) and 11th in the hammer throw (53.24m/174-8) at the Mesa Classic...Runner-up in the shot put (16.20m/53-1.75) and also finished eighth in the discus (43.55m/142-10) and 11th in the hammer throw (51.57m/169-2) at the USF Invitational...Runner-up in the shout put at Florida Relays with a mark of 16.79m/55-1.00 and also notched a career-best toss of 53.37m/175-1 to finish sixth in the hammer throw...Earned All-America honors in the shot put with a career-best indoor toss of 16.90m/55-5.50 to finish sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championship...Finished sixth in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 20.12m/66-0.25 at the Fast Times Qualifier…Scored in the shot put with a third-place finish (16.52m/54-2.50) at the SEC Indoor Championship and also finished ninth in the weight throw (19.13m/62-9.25)…Named SEC Athlete of the Week on Feb. 24…Won the shot put with a personal-best mark of 16.89m/55-5.00 and finished fifth in the weight throw (20.00m/65-7.50) at the Hoosier Hills meet…Placed third in the shot put (16.28m/53-5.00) and seventh in the weight throw (19.57m/64-2.50) at the Tyson Invitational…Finished third in the shot put with a mark of 16.51m/54-2.00 and sixth in the weight throw (19.20m/63-0.00) at the Husker Invite…Placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 16.31m/53-6.25 and fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 19.80m/64-11.50 at the Gator Invitational…Finished fifth in the weight throw (19.25m/63-2.00) at the SEC Invitational…Finished second in the shot put with a throw of 16.49m/54-1.25 and fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 18.99m/62-3.75... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll …

2004 Wins (): Hoosier Hills shot put (16.89m/55-5.00)

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN OUTDOORS): Bests of 54-10.75 (shot put), 61-2.25 (weight throw), 55-9.75 (outdoor shot put), 172-11 (hammer throw), 151-0 (discus)…Competed in 18 meets this season (nine indoor, nine outdoor)…Earned All-America honors in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with an eighth-place finish in the finals after qualifying sixth...Runner-up at NCAA Regional in the shot put…Won the shot put at the SEC Championships with a school-record throw of 55-9.75…Won the shot put (55-6.25) at the Seminole Twilight…Won the shot put at the Florida Women's Track and Field Classic…Placed second in the shot put at the Sun Angel Classic…Won the shot put and recorded a personal-best throw of 172-11 at the SEC Quad meet…Set a personal-best in the discus (151-0) at the Florida Relays…Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a seventh-place finish in the shot put…Won her first SEC Championship in the shot put (54-6.50)…Recorded five straight victories in the shot put, including a personal-best mark of 54-10.75 at the Alex Wilson Invitational…Named SEC Athlete of the Week...

2003 Wins (9): (i) Gator Invitational shot put (53-5); Tyson Invitational shot put (53-11.25); Hoosier Hills shot put (54-10.75); SEC Championship shot put (54-6.50); Alex Wilson shot put (54-10.75) (o): SEC Quad Meet shot put (54-1); Florida Women's Track and Field Classic shot put (54-4.75); Seminole Twilight shot put (55-6.25); SEC Championship shot put (55-9.75)

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Western Athletic Conference indoor shot put champion and WAC Indoor Freshman of the Year at SMU

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: HS was Two-time California State Champion, three-time League Champion and two-time San Luis County champion…2000 Junior All-American as US Junior Nationals…Two-time indoor champion and All-American as a meet record holder at the National Scholastic meet…Second team All-American at 2002 National Scholastic Outdoor Meet…Holds four national powerlifting records and is the 1999 California State powerlifting champion…Most memorable athletic moment was winning her first California State Championship because it was her first win at a big meet…Admires Connie Price-Smith because she is the type of thrower she would want to be and has made throwing fun…Also admires her parents because they helped her become the person she is today

PREP BESTS: shotput - 53-7 ½ ; indoor shotput - 52-4 ½ ; discus - 145-5

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