- Liene Karsuma
- Riga, Latvia (Riga?s Business College High School)
CAREER VICTORIES: 5
High Jump: 1.85m/6-0.75, 2008 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
HONORS: SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team 2008.
2008 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (5): (i) Arkansas Last Chance Qualifier high jump (1.85m/6-0.75); Iowa State Classic high jump top collegian (1.80m/5-10.75); United Heritage Invitational high jump (1.78m/5-10); Tom Jones Memorial Classic high jump top collegian (1.75m/5-8.75); Big Ten/SEC Challenge high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) Best of 1.85m/6-0.75 (high jump) Competed in seven meets (seven indoor) Tied UF record and earned automatic entry into NCAA Indoor Championships in high jump with winning height of 1.85m/6-0.75 at Arkansas Last Chance Qualifier Became just third woman in school history to clear six feet or higher Placed fourth in high jump at SEC Championships (1.76m/5-9.25) Broke her own UF freshman record with leap of 1.80m/5-10.75 to finish as top collegian at Iowa State Classic The effort moved her into third on the schools all-time indoor chart Set UF freshman record and moved into fifth on the schools all-time indoor list with first-place leap of 1.78m/5-10 at United Heritage Invitational Mark was an NCAA provisional and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors Top collegian and overall runner-up in high jump at Tom Jones Memorial Classic (1.75m/5-8.75) Won high jump at Big Ten/SEC Challenge with jump of 1.75m/5-8.75 in Gator debut.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 1.85m/6-0.75 (high jump) Owns share of Latvian junior record in high jump Finished second in high jump at both European Junior Championships and Latvian National Championships in 2007 Won gold in high jump at 2007 Latvian Junior Championships, as well as Riga Junior Championships.
BEYOND THE STATS: Daughter of Andrejs and Laila Karsuma Born Jan. 27, 1988 Brother, Martins, played hockey for Providence Bruins of American Hockey League Lists hobby as drawing.
MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences