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Karen Shump
Position: Throws
Other Position: Throws
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Media, Pa.
High School: Penncrest

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

• 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Shot Put, Discus)
• 2011 Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
• 2011 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2010 U-23 NACAC Shot Put Champion
• 2010 Outdoor All-American (Shot Put)
• 2010 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• 2010 Big 12 Outdoor Shot Put Champion
• 2010 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Shot Put)
• 2010 Indoor All-American (Shot Put)
• 2010 Big 12 Indoor Shot Put Champion
• 2010 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Shot Put)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
Shot Put: 58-11.50 (17.97)

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
Shot Put: 57-2.25 (17.43)
Discus: 182-9 (55.70)

2013
(Outdoor)
Threw for 159-8.00 (48.68) at the Big 12 Championships and placed sixth… Threw for 132-3.00 (40.31) at the Dr. Pepper Classic for a 17th place finish…Finished fourth in the discus competition (163-07.00/49.87m) at the North Texas Classic…Placed ninth in the discus (144-7/44.06m) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational…Won the first event of her senior campaign with a throw of 163-5 (49.82m) to take the discus title at the John Jacobs Invitational…Opened her senior season with a throw of 155-1 (48.18m) to finish third in the discus competition at the Tulsa Duels.

2012
(Indoor) Finished third in the shot put at the Razorback Invitational with a throw of 54-3.25 ... Won the championship shot put at the Tyson Invitational by throwing 54-1 on her fifth attempt ... Took second in the shot put at the Oklahoma Invitational (51-2.25) ... Finished third in the shot put at the Big 12 Championship with a season-best throw of 55-1 ... Finished 10th in the shot put at the NCAA Championship (53-4.25). (Outdoor) Took fourth in the discus at the Tulsa Duels (163-0).

2011
(Indoor)
Opened the year winning the shot put at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a throw of 56-10.75 ... Hit an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 56-9.50 en route to winning the shot put at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge ... Won the shot put at the Husker Invitational with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 56-10 ... Finished second in the shot at the Akron Invitational with an NCAA auto mark of 55-3.75 ... Won the shot put with a throw of 58-11.50 at the Sooner Invitational ... Finished second in the shot at the Big 12 Championships with a top throw of 56-8.75 ... Earned All-American honors by finishing seventh in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 55-4.75. (Outdoor) Opened the season by finishing second in the shot put (55-1.50) and fourth in the discus (166-7) at the Texas Tech Open ... Fifth in the discus at the Mesa Classic with a throw of 173-4 ... Tied for second in the shot at the Sun Angel Track Classic with a throw of 56-11.50 ... Won the shot put with a throw of 55-0.75 at the John Jacobs Invitational while taking third in the discus with a throw of 167-5 ... Took fifth in both the shot put (52-9.25) and discus (173-6) at the Drake Relays ... Finished second in the discus with a throw of 178-0 and fourth in the shot put at 55-5.50 at the Big 12 Championship ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in both the shot put (51-10) and discus (172-2) with top-12 finishes at the NCAA West Preliminary ... Finished 20th in the discus at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 162-3 ... Earned second team All-America honors with a 10th-place finish in the shot at the NCAA Championships, recording a throw of 53-9.

Summer 2010
Finished 11th in the shot put at the USA Championships with a throw of 54-4 ... Claimed gold in the shot at the U-23 NACAC Championships with a toss of 57-2.25.

2010
(Indoor)
Won the Texas A&M Invitational shot put with an NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 55-3.75 ... Took second in both the shot put (52-3.75) and weight throw (51-7) at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational ... Finished second in the shot put at the Husker Invitational with a provisional qualifying throw of 53-5 ... Won the shot put at the Tyson Invitational with a throw of 54-6.50 ... Finished second as the highest collegiate finisher in the shot put at the Sooner Open with a mark of 55-0.25 ... Won the Big 12 title in the shot put with a season-best throw of 56-7.25 ... Earned All-America honors in the shot put by finishing fourth with a throw of 54-11.50. (Outdoor) Finished second in the discus with a throw of 160-8 at the Horned Frog Invitational ... Took third in the shot put (52-7.50) and fourth in the discus (158-3) at the Bobby Lane Invitational ... Won the shot put with a throw of 55-7.50) at the Texas Relays... Named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week after the performance ... Finished second in the discus at the North Texas Spring Classic with a throw of 182-9 ... Claimed the shot put title at the John Jacobs Invitational with a throw of 53-9.00 ... Finished second in the shot put (53-0.25) and third in the discus (164-8) at the Sooner Invitational ... Was second overall and first among collegians in shot put at Texas Invite with a throw of 53-5.75 ... Finished third in the discus at the Sooner Open with a throw of 178-7 ... Picked up the indoor/outdoor sweep in the shot put by winning the Big 12 title in the event with a throw of 54-8.75 ... Named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year following the performance ... Won the NCAA West Prelims shot put title with a season best throw of 55-10.25 ... Finished second in the shot put at the NCAA Championships with a season-best throw of 56-3.00.

Summer 2009
Finished 10th in the shot put at the U.S. Championships with a throw of 54-9.25.

2009
(Indoor)
Redshirted ... Finished third in the shot put at the USA Indoor Championships with a distance of 56-7.50 ... Competed unattached in the J.D. Martin Duals where she finished first in the shot put with a throw of 54-4.75 ... Also took first in the shot put at the Sooner Open I with a toss of 57-1.50 ... Swept all three home indoor meets with a shot put win at the Sooner Open II, throwing 55-1.50 ... Took second in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational with a throw of 53-3.50. (Outdoor) Redshirted ... Hit the A standard in the shot put for the 2009 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a throw of 54-8.00 while competing unattached at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Eclipsed the A standard for the second time with a throw of 56-8.50 en route to winning the shot put at the Sooner Invitational ... Won the shot put at the Sooner Twilight with a throw of 56-4.00... Qualified for the U.S. Junior Championships in the discus with a throw of 178-4.

High School
Named 2008 All-American by Track & Field News ... A two-time member of the USA Today all-USA Track & Field Team, one of just two juniors to be named in 2007 ... made history as the first-ever female to become a four-time Pennsylvania Class AAA outdoor state shot put champion and two-time Daily Times Female Athlete of the Year ... also claimed the 2008 Pennsylvania Class AAA state title in the discus with a throw of 148-4 ... won the shot put in the 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals with a throw of 52-4.00 ... took sixth in the shot at the 2008 USATF Junior Championships with a throw of 48-10.25 (14.89) ... recorded a throw of 50-3.25 at the DVGTCA Indoor Meet on Jan. 18, the all-time Delaware Valley Girls Track and Field Coaches Association shot put record ... entered the 2008 ranked as the nation's top high school athlete in the shot put ... finished sixth in the 2007 USA Outdoor National Championships ... finished third in the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the shot ... took second in the event in the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals ... holds Penncrest school record in both the shot put and discus ... finished second in the discus at the 2007 Pennsylvania state championships ... finished 14th in the discus at the 2007 USA Outdoor Junior Track and Field Championships ... also a talented softball pitcher who had helped her high school team to the state tournament her freshman and sophomore years ... chose Oklahoma over Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Arizona and Penn State ... coached by Barry Swanson.

Personal
Full name is Karen Elizabeth Shump ... Daughter of Don and Linda Shump ... Has three brothers, Don, Paul and Frank, and one sister, Colleen ... Brother Don competed in football and track at Bucknell University.

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