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Tia Brooks
Position: Throws
Other Position: Throws
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: East Kentwood
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• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Indoor Shot Put (63-0.75/19.22)
• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Outdoor Shot Put (62-2.50/18.96)
• NCAA Collegiate Record Holder -- Indoor Shot Put (63-0.75/19.22)
• NCAA Championship Meet Record Holder -- Indoor Shot Put (63-0.75/19.22)

• 2013 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion
• 2013 NCAANCAA First Team Indoor All-American (Shot Put)

• 2013 Big 12 Indoor Shot Put Champion

• 2013 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)

• 2012 London Olympic Games Qualifier

• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Shot Put Champion
• 2012 NCAA First Team All-American (Shot Put)
• 2012 Bowerman Award Semifinalist
• 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Shot Put Champion
• 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2012 NCAA First Team Indoor All-American (Shot Put)

• 2012 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion

• 2012 Big 12 Indoor Shot Put Champion
• 2012 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2011 NCAA All-American (Shot Put)

• 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2011 Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
• 2011 Big 12 Indoor Shot Put Champion
• 2011 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2010 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2010 Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
• 2010 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
Shot Put: 63-0.75 (19.22)

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
Shot Put: 62-2.50 (18.06)

2013
(Outdoor)
Won NCAA championship shot put title with a 62-0.50 (18.91) effort… Placed first at the NCAA Regional with her outdoor season-high 62-2.50 (18.96) shot put… Her 60-8.75 (18.51) toss was good for a first place finish at the Big 12 Championships… Threw for 60-11.25 (18.57) in a first place finish at the Drake Relays...Won the shot put competition at the John McDonnell Invitational with a throw of 60-4.00 (18.39m)…In her 2013 outdoor debut at the Sun Angel Classic, broke her own OU program record and became the first woman of the NCAA 2013 outdoor season to surpass the 60-foot barrier after she totaled a personal-best toss of 61-5.00 (18.73m). Additionally, the throw marked the sixth-best outdoor shot put performance in NCAA history. For her efforts she was named a USTFCCCA Honorable Mention National Women’s athlete of the week. (Indoor)Broke the NCAA Collegiate and meet record with a personal-best performance, and Oklahoma program record throw of 63-0.75 (19.22m) en-route to her third-straight NCAA shot put title and second-consecutive NCAA Indoor shot put crown...Became the first woman in NCAA history to surpass the 63-foot barrier and become the No. 4 thrower among all American women and post the fifth-best distance in the world in 2013...Named USA Track and Field's Athlete of the Week following her performance at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships...With her throws in Fayetteville, owns three of the five best throws in women's shot put collegiate history...Claimed her third-straight Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships shot put title with a throw of 60-9.25, In the process, broke her own Big 12 Indoor Championship record in the event, and shattered a 15-year standing record at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center...Broke the Sooner Invitational shot put record with a 60-3.25 (18.32m) toss en route to her eighth consecutive title in the event...Finished first in the shot put with a throw of 58-8.00 (17.88m) at the Tyson Invitational to claim her seventh-straight title...Was one of two Sooner winners at the Razorback Invitational when she claimed her sixth-straight shot put title with a throw of 59-3.00 (18.06m)...Named the USTFCCA Women's National Athlete of the Week following her performance at the J.D. Martin Invitational...Began her final season in the Crimson and Cream breaking the J.D. Martin Invitational and Mosier Indoor Track record in the women's shot put with the second-best throw of her collegiate career after measuring in at 61-06.75 (18.76m). The throw marked the first collegiate throw farther than 60 feet for the 2013 season, and marked the third-best performance in the world to date for 2013.

2012
(Indoor)
Threw an American-leading 60-8 to win the shot put title at the J.D. Martin Invitational...Met the Olympic A standard in the win, in addition to automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championship, throwing the top mark in the NCAA this year, setting an OU program record and breaking records for the Mosier Indoor Facility and J.D. Martin Invitational...The mark makes Brooks the fifth-best performer in the event all-time in the NCAA and gives the Grand Rapids, Mich., native, the 13th best throw of all-time in the NCAA...Named Big 12 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 24...Took second in the shot put at the Razorback Invitational with an automatic qualifying throw of 57-10.25...Only collegiate competitor in the shot put at the USA Track and Field Classic...Finished fourth with an automatic qualifying throw of 59-8.25...Won her second consecutive Big 12 indoor shot put title with a meet and Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium record of 60-6.75...Became Oklahoma's 36th NCAA champion at the NCAA Indoor Championship...Won the shot put with a record-throw of 62-4.00...Only the second NCAA female to throw 62 feet or better in the event...Mark makes her the second-best performer all-time in the event and the throw is the third best all-time...Ranks as the best throw in the event since 2004 and was just six inches shy of the collegiate and NCAA meet record of 62-10...Throw is also a Jacksons Track record, shattering the previous record of 59-8.25 set by Kristin Heaston in 2006...Brooks ranks ninth on the all-time indoor list amongst American women in the event and the mark is the ninth best in the world this year. (Outdoor) Opened outdoor season with a third-place finish in the invitational elite section of the shot put at the Mt. SAC Relays...Upped her program record in the event to 59-6.25...Extended her program record to 60-7.25 with a win at the Drake Relays ... Mark met the Olympic A standard and set a new Drake Relays record...Won the Big 12 Championship with a throw of 59-9.50...Broke the Big 12 meet and R.V. Christian Track Record...Qualified for the NCAA Championship with the best throw at the NCAA West Preliminary (60-3.25)...Won her first NCAA Championship in the outdoor shot put with a throw of 60-6...First OU female to win an outdoor title in the event and 12th in NCAA history to sweep indoor and outdoor titles in same season.

Summer 2011
Finished fifth in the women's shot put at the USA Track and Field Championships with a top throw of 57-2.25.

2011
(Indoor)
Finished third in the shot put at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a throw of 54-6.75 ... Took third at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge with a throw of 53-2.75 ... Hit an NCAA automatic qualifying mark with a throw of 55-5.75 to finish second in the shot put at the Husker Invitational ... Hit a NCAA auto mark en route to winning the shot put at the Akron Invitational with a throw of 56-4 ... Improved to 56-7.50 as she finished second in the shot at the Sooner Invitational ... Hit 57-1.00 to win the shot put at the Big 12 Championship ... Claimed second in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 57-1. (Outdoor) Opened the season with a win at the shot put at the Texas Tech Open, recording a throw of 56-9.50 ... Tied for second in the shot put at the Sun Angel Track Classic with a throw of 56-11.50 ... Threw 54-2.00 to take second at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Won the shot put at the Michael Johnson Classic with a throw of 17-9 ... Won the Drake Relays shot put title with a throw of 57-0 ... Finished second in the shot put at the Big 12 Championship with a throw of 57-2 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing fifth in the shot put with a throw of 53-10.25 at the NCAA West Preliminary ... Earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the shot at the NCAA Championship with a throw of 59-0.75.

Summer 2010
Finished fourth at the USA Championships with a throw of 57-0.

2010
(Indoor)
Opened the season with a throw of 49-8.25 to finish fourth in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational... Finished third in the shot put at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational with a throw of 49-7.25...Won the women's shot put at the Husker Invitational with an NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 53-6.50...Threw a provisional qualifying throw of 51-3.75 to finish fifth at the Tyson Invitational...Finished third in the shot put at the Sooner Open with a throw of 52-2.75...Claimed second in the shot put at the Big 12 Championship (54-2)...Earned All-America honors in the shot put by finishing fifth with a throw of 54-11.25. (Outdoor) Opened the outdoor season with a second-place finish in the shot put at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a throw of 52-10.75...Finished second in the shot put at the John Jacobs Invitational with a mark of 51-5.57...Won the shot put at the Sooner Invitational with distance of 54-9.25...Finished second in the shot put at the Big 12 Championship with a throw of 53-7...Punched a ticket to the NCAA Championships by finishing seventh in the shot put at the NCAA West Prelims with a throw of 52-10.75...Finished 20th in the shot put at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 51-1.50.

2009
(Indoor)
Redshirted...Competed unattached in the weight throw at the J.D. Martin Duals, finishing seventh with a toss of 51-3.75...Finished fourth in the shot put at the Sooner Open I with a throw of 46-4.25. (Outdoor) Redshirted...Finished third in the shot put at the Sooner Twilight with a throw of 46-2.75.

High School
Capped her high school career to with a personal-best throw of 48-0.5 in the shot put to claim the Michigan state title in the event...the throw also marked a Michigan state meet record and the No. 2 all-time record for the state of Michigan ... a four-time all-state honoree...four-time conference champion and two-time regional champion...had the 10th-best discus distance in the nation, throwing the discus 153 feet...finished second in both the shot (45-7.25) and discus (146-3) at the 2008 Midwest Meet of Champions...took third in the shot put (41-2.50) at the 2007 Michigan State Championships...entered the state championships as the top-ranked shot put athlete (42-6) in the Michigan state rankings and fourth in the discus (127-3.00)...claimed the discus title in the 2007 Ken Bell Invitational with a throw of 134-7.50...as a sophomore finished seventh in the shot put (38-2) at the 2006 Michigan State Championships and 10th in the discus (116-9)...finished fourth in the shot put (39-10.50) at the 2005 Michigan State Championships as a freshman...coached by John Makinen.

Personal
Full name is Tia Ra'shone Brooks...Daughter of Cyd D. Neal and David Brooks...Has four siblings, Tori, DeMarcus and David Brooks Jr. and Teiah Faulk.

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