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Joanna Atkins
Joanna Atkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Stephenson

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/31/1989

2009 NCAA Outdoor Champion (400m)
2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American (400m)
2009 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (4x400m Relay)
2009 SEC Outdoor Champion (4x100m Relay)
2009 NCAA Indoor All-American (400m)
2009 SEC Indoor Champion (400m)
2008 NCAA Indoor Qualifier (400m)

2009 Outdoor: Won the NCAA individual title in the 400 meters, racing to a personal-best time of 50.39 seconds in the finals, surpassing her previous best by nearly a second and a half ... Became just the second Tiger to win the 400m at the NCAA outdoor meet and her time ranks No. 2 in Auburn history ... Also ran on Auburn's 4x400-meter relay team that placed 12th in the prelims in 3:35.47 ... Placed third in the 400m at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a time of 52.71 ... Also helped the 4x400m relay team place second with a time of 3:31.79 that ranks fourth in school history ... Finished third in the 200 meters, fourth in the 100 meters, ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay and on the runner-up 4x400m relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Named SEC Female Runner of the Week after winning one individual event and running on two winning relays at the War Eagle Invitational ... Clocked a winning time in the 400m at the War Eagle Invite of 51.77 ... Helped the 4x100m relay team win in 43.74 seconds, and the 4x400m relay team win in 3:35.82 ... Helped the 4x400m relay team improve to 3:34.40 at the SEC outdoor meet ... Won the 100m at the Tiger Track Classic with a time of 11.37 seconds ... Improved to 11.34 at the SEC meet, which ranks eighth in Auburn history ... Helped the 4x100m relay qualify with a time of 44.10 while placing second overall and first among collegiate teams ... Placed third overall and second among collegians in the 200m at the Sun Angel Classic with a regional qualifying time of 22.89 seconds that ranks third in Auburn history ... Helped Auburn finish second at the Penn Relays in both the 4x100m and 4x200m relays, setting a school record in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:31.19.

2009 Indoor: Earned All-American honors in the 400 meters, finishing fourth with a time of 53.12 seconds ... Also ran on Auburn's 4x400-meter relay team ... Only woman in the NCAA to provisionally qualify in the 60m, 200m and 400m ... SEC Champion in the 400m with a season-best time of 52.61 ... Her time was just .05 seconds off the school indoor record ... Also finished fourth in the 60m at the SEC indoor meet with a personal-best time of 7.28 seconds ... Posted a time of 53.22 in the 400m while winning that event at the Tyson Invitational ... Provisionally qualified in the 200m by finishing second overall and first among collegians at the season-opening Kentucky Invitational with a time of 23.78 ... Her time was an indoor personal best and ranks eighth in Auburn indoor history ... At the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, provisionally qualified in her second event, finishing sixth in the 55m with a time of 6.91, which converts to 7.43 for 60 meters ... Earned her first qualifying mark in the 400m with a time of 54.03 seconds at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Also helped the 4x400m relay team qualify at Penn State with a time of 3:37.39 ... Helped the 4x400m relay team finish first at the Tyson Invitational in 3:37.75 ... Ran the anchor leg for the third-place 4x400m relay team at the SEC Indoor Championships that finished in 3:35.50, which ranks third best in school history.

2008 Outdoor: Was named SEC Female Runner of the Week once and SEC Female Freshman of the Week twice ... Set school freshman records in the 100m and 400m ... Posted a regional qualifying time of 11.43 while winning the 100m at the UTech Track & Field Classic ... Helped the 4x100m relay team regionally qualify at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 44.79 ... At the Tiger Track Classic, won the 100m while improving her qualifying time to 11.39, finished second in the 200m (first among collegians) with a time of 23.30 and helped the 4x100m relay team improve to 44.68 ... At the Sun Angel Classic, finished third in the Invitational 400m with a time of 52.94, which ranks fourth in Auburn history ... Also helped the winning 4x100m relay team improve to 44.43, and anchored the 4x400m relay team that finished second in 3:33.36, which ranks fifth in school history ... Seventh in the 400m at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 53.15 ... Helped 4x100m relay team place eighth in the Championship of American final at the Penn Relays in 44.45 seconds.

2008 Indoor: Competed at the NCAA Championships, finishing 12th in the 400m with a time of 53.85 ... Provisionally qualified in the 400m at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic, posting a time of 54.60 in her first collegiate 400m race, which converts to 54.30 on a banked track ... Improved to 54.03 while placing fourth at the Meyo Invitational ... Raced to a time of 52.95 in the prelims at the Tyson Invitational, which ranks second in Auburn history ... Finished third in the finals at the Tyson meet with a time of 53.07 ... Placed fifth in the finals of the 400m at the SEC Championships with a time of 53.38 despite being jarred by an elbow that led to a disqualification and threw her off stride ... Had a time of 53.04 in the prelims ... Also helped the 4x400m relay team provisionally qualify with a time of 3:39.00 at the SEC Championships.

High School: Second in the 400m at the 2007 Junior Olympics in 54.03 and fourth in the 200m with a personal best of 23.69 ... Received Woman of the Year honors in both the 4x400m relay and the 200m ... At the 2006 state meet, won the 400m (54.82), helped her 4x100m (46.95) and 4x400 (3:46.47) teams win state titles and finished second in the 200m (24.30) ... Team MVP in 2005 ... Had a PR in the 400m of 53.93.

Personal: Born Jan. 31, 1989 ... Daughter of Deborah Robinson and Mario Atkins ... Majoring in business.

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