- Evelien Dekkers
- Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
- Katholieke Scholengemeenschap
CAREER VICTORIES: 8
Discus: 47.85m/157-0, 2007 Mesa Classic, Mesa, Ariz.
Javelin: 53.16m/174-5, 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
HONORS: (Two-time SEC champion, one-time All-American) 2009 SEC Outdoor Champion; 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team 2008 NCAA Outdoor All-American Javelin; 2008 SEC Outdoor champion Javelin;; 2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region Javelin; USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2007 Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2008, 2009).
2009 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (2): (o) SEC Outdoor Championships (53.02m/173-11); Pepsi Florida Relays (48.05m/157-8) Earned All-America honors for the second consecutive year in the javelin with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, recording a career-best throw (53.16m/174-5) Fourth in the javelin in the NCAA East Regional (49.99m/164-0) Captured her second career SEC outdoor title in the javelin with a then-career-best toss (53.02m/173-11) Third in the javelin at the Penn Relays, recording a then-season-best mark (49.56m/162-7) Second in the javelin at the War Eagle Invitational (48.70m/159-9) in her season-debut for 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (3): (o) SEC Outdoor Champion in the javelin (51.67m/169-6); Mississippi Open javelin (51.41m/168-8); Pepsi Florida Relays javelin (50.23m/164-9) Earned All-America honors in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 50.71m/166-4) The NCAA East Regional runner-up in the javelin (51.23m/168-1) Named USTFCCCA All-East Region in the javelin Bests of 43.43m/142-6 (discus) and 51.76m/169-10 (javelin) Competed in five outdoor meets Captured UFs first conference javelin title in eight years with heave of 51.67m/169-6 at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships All-SEC first-team member Won javelin (51.41m/168-8) and took fifth in discus (43.43m/142-6) at Mississippi Open Finished eighth in javelin at Drake Relays (47.40m/55-6) Earned runner-up honors in javelin at Sun Angel Track Classic with NCAA regional-qualifying toss of 51.76m/169-10 Made outdoor season debut with victory and NCAA regional mark in javelin, recording toss of 50.23m/164-9 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006-07 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (3): (o) Sun Angel Classic javelin (52.84m/173-4); Pepsi Florida Relays javelin (50.18m/164-7); Florida State Relays javelin (52.40m/171-11) Bests of 47.85m/157-0 (discus) and 52.84m/173-4 (javelin) Competed in seven meets, all outdoor USTFCCCA All-Academic Team SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll USTFCCCA All-East Region in javelin Recorded javelin throw of 47.39m/155-6 to finish 17th at NCAA Championships Took fourth in javelin (48.18m/158-1) at NCAA East Regional Also finished 18th in discus (44.74m/146-9) Took fourth in javelin (48.85m) and fifth in discus (47.11m) at SEC Outdoor Championships Notched third victory and second regional mark in javelin at Sun Angel Classic with personal-best toss of 52.84m/173-4, second in school history Regionally qualified in discus at Mesa Classic with third-place throw of 47.85m/157-0 Earned second win in javelin with toss of 50.18m/164-7 at Pepsi Florida Relays Also finished fifth in discus with throw of 46.45m/152-5 Threw javelin regional mark of 52.40m/171-11 to earn victory at Florida State Relays Also threw discus 47.06m/154-5 to finish second as top collegian Efforts at Florida State Relays earned SEC Field Athlete of the Week honors on April 3.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 46.71m/153-3 (discus), 51.38m/168-7 (javelin), 14.00m/45-11.75 (shot put) Personal best in discus came at 2006 Dutch Junior Nationals, where she was champion in both javelin (48.80m) and discus Finished 17th in javelin with a throw of 45.21m at 2006 World Junior Championship in Beijing, China Personal best in javelin came at 2005 Dutch Junior Nationals where her throw of 51.38m/168-7 set national youth record Finished second in discus at 2005 Dutch Youth Nationals with a throw of 44.56m/146-2 Had gold medal-winning javelin throw of 49.76m/163-3 at the 2005 European Youth Olympic Festival Competed as a youth in javelin at 2005 Junior European Championships, finishing 10th in qualifying round with mark of 49.38m/162-0 and 12th in finals with mark of 45.78m/150-2 Competed as a youth and finished third in javelin with throw of 45.33m/148-8 at 2005 St. Niklaas Flanders Cup, a senior meet Competed on the club level for ARV Achilles, with her team winning nationals in 2003 and 2005 Was named Sportswoman of the Year in her hometown in 2002 and 2005 Finished third at 2003 indoor Dutch Youth Nationals in shot put with mark of 14.00m/45-11.75, while competing from a younger age category Dutch youth champion in javelin (2000-02) and shot put (2002), and runner-up in discus (2000-01) Winner of the 2002 Interland in Germany in shot put Also competed in heptathlon and hurdles Also participated in soccer, handball and table tennis.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Elisabeth Dekkers on April 28 1988, in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands Her parents are Jan and Willy Dekkers Her brother, Arjan Dekkers, also competes in track and field as a member of ARV Achilles A 2006 graduate of Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Chose UF because she wanted to learn about a new culture and to have the opportunity to train under coach Steve Lemke.
MAJOR: Food Science and Human Nutrition--Food Sciences