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 Patience Knight
Patience Knight

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Tom C. Clark

Event:
Throws

Experience:
3L


2008 OUTDOOR: Named All-American honors placing fifth in the NCAA Championship in the shot put event with a mark of 56'-7.50" ... national qualifier in the discus throw ... earned All-Region honors in the shot put placing second ... earned All-Region honors in the discus throw placing third with a mark of 171'-10" ... earned All-Conference honors with a win at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 56'-2.50" in the shot put ... earned All-Conference honors in the discus with a throw of 162'-06" finishing seventh at the Big 12 Championships ... set a school record and personal best in the shot put with a throw of 57'-11" at the ACU Invitational winning the event ... placed seventh in the ... won the UTEP Invite and the Red Raider Open in the shot put event ... named the Honda Inspiration Award Winner, Wilma Rudolph Courage Award from the Women's Sports Foundation for her battle with cancer in 2006.

2008 INDOOR: Earned All-American honors with a personal best and school record toss of 56'-8.00" in the shot put event placing third ... earned All-Conference honors winning the Big 12 Championships with a throw of 56'-04.5" ... won two Texas Tech Invitational's.

2007 OUTDOOR: Received Academic All-American honors ... placed second at the Sooner Invite in the shot put with a NCAA regional qualifying throw of 48'-7.25" ... earned all-conference honors with a NCAA regional qualifying throw in the discus of 171'-6" good for fourth place.

2007 INDOOR: Threw the shot put four times and weight throw three times throughout the season ... won the Texas Tech Open with a throw of 47'-8.5" in the shot put ... won the Texas Tech Invitational with a personal best and a NCAA provisional throw of 50'-8.25" in the shot put ... placed first at the Texas Tech Open in the weight throw with a 52'-7.5" in the weight throw ... set a personal best in the weight throw at the Dan DeHart Invitational with a throw of 53'-1".

2006 OUTDOOR: Participated in three events on the season...received All-Conference honors at the Big 12 Championships in the discus with a NCAA regional qualifying mark of 166'-11", placing sixth...also threw a personal best of 173'-9" in the discus at the Midwest Regional, placing fifth...marked a personal best of 136'-10" in the hammer throw at the Wes Kittley Open...in the shot put, threw a NCAA regional qualifying and personal best mark of 49'-7.25", placing third at the UTEP Invite.

2006 INDOOR: Threw the shot put and weight throw six times during the season ... in the shot put, started the season marking a 44'-4.75" and ended with a season-high of 46'-10.75" at the Big 12 Championships ... in the weight throw, marked a 50'-1.25", leading to a second-place finish at the Wes Kittley Open ... ended her freshman season with a personal-best mark of 50'-10.25" at the Big 12 Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Tom C. Clark High in San Antonio, Texas ... participated football and track and field ... named District Champ in shot put and discus ... 5A state champion in the shot put ... personal-best in shot put is 46'-7".

PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1987 in Stockton, California ... son of Alton and Angela Knight ... has two brothers, Edward and Matthew ... enjoys football and art ... hopes to be an animal caretaker ... majoring in wildlife management.

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