Derek Drouin cleared the Olympic A standard and tied the Big Ten record
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put, launching a PR of 16.66m (54-8) at the Iowa State Qualifier, good for second in IU history ... took 13th at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-America honors ... took second in the Big Ten shot put, going 1-2 with teammate Faith Sherrill ... launched a PR of 16.35m (53-7.75) in the weight throw. Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put with a throw of 16.39m (53-9.25) at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... took third in the shot put and eighth in the hammer throw at Big Tens ... recorded a PR of 52.20m (171-3) in the hammer throw.
2009-10 (REDSHIRT): Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
AT MONTCLAIR STATE: Three time NCAA Division III national shot put champion for head coach Aubrey Lewis ... recorded a meet-record heave of 15.77m at the 2009 DIII Nationals ... four-time NJAC shot put champion ... named USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year, NJAC Outstanding Field Athlete (four times), Montclair State Female Athlete of the Year and Montclair State Freshman Female Athlete of the Year ... three-time CTC shot put champion ... holds the NJAC Outdoor Championship record, the Montclair State record in the shot put ... also earned the Margaret C. Brown and Elvera DeMuth Perkins scholarships ... featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in the June 15, 2009 issue after winning her third national title.
PREP: Earned five varsity letters in track for coaches Yancy Munoz and Brian Brogno at Bishop Ahr ... won three GMC Coaches Relays titles and three NJCTC Relay titles ... earned all-county, all-division and all-area honors ... led her team to two division championships ... holds the school record in the shot put ... recorded a career-best heave of over 110m in the javelin ... also played soccer.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jesse and Gia Riddick ... born November 8, 1989 ... general studies major.
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