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Valentina Muzaric
Valentina Muzaric

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Velika Gorica, Croatia

High School:
Gimnazija Zagreb

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Event:
Throws

2014 Outdoor All-American (Shot Put)
2014 All-SEC Second Team
2014 NCAA Indoor Runner-up (Shot Put)
2013 NCAA Outdoor All-American (Throws)
2013 Outdoor All-SEC (Second Team)
2013 Indoor All-SEC (Shot Put)

2014 Outdoor Season:
Recorded a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships in the shot put with a mark of 54-5.75/16.60m ... Named a Second Team All-American ... Finished third at the SEC Championships with a throw of 55-1/16.79m ... Placed 10th at the NCAA East Preliminaries to qualify for the National Championships with a distance of 54-0.5/16.50m ... Won the shot put title in her first meet of the season, the War Eagle Invitational, at 55-10.5/16.42m ... Recorded the fourth longest throw in school history and her longest throw of the season, 56-0.5/17.08m, at the Triton Invitational ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team.

2014 Indoor Season
Runner-up at the NCAA Championships with a school record throw of 58-8.5/17.89m ... Named an USTFCCCA First Team All-American ... Won the first two meets of the season at the Auburn Indoor Invitational and Vanderbilt Invitational ... Runner-up at the SEC Championships with a throw of 56-1.25/17.10m.

2013 Outdoor Season:

Competed in six meets participating in the Shot Put ... Named a First Team All-American by the USTFCCCA ... Took first place at both the Auburn Tiger Track Classic and the Spec Townes Team Invitational with distances of 17.09 and 17.11 meters, respectively ... Placed second at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, the UCSD Trinton Invitational, the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship and in the NCAA East Preliminary Round with distances of 16.48, 16.90, 17.01 and 17.52 meters, respectively ... Her distance of 17.52 meters in the NCAA East Preliminary Round is her personal best to date ... Finished seventh in the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a distance of 16.86 meters.

2013 Indoor Season:
Competed in four meets participating in the shot put ... Took first place at both the Samford Multi and Invitational and at the LSU Invitational with distances of 16.55 and 16.72 meters (the new Freshman and all-time school record), respectively ... Captured third place with a distance of 15.93 meters at the Husker Invite ... Placed fourth overall at the SEC Indoor Championships with a distance of 16.29 meters.

Prior to Auburn:
Spent the 2012 season at Virginia Tech ... Placed 14th in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (53-3.5, 16.24m), earning second team All-America honors ... Earned All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the shot put at the ACC Championship (52-11, 16.13m) ... Qualified for the NCAA Championship with a sixth place finish at the NCAA East Prelims (53-7, 16.33m) ... Won the shot put at the Florida Relays with a season best effort of 55-2.25 (16.82m) ... Runner-up at Clemson's Tiger Qualifier (53-6.5, 16.32m) ... Took third at the UCF Invite (53-8.25, 16.36m) ... Redshirted the indoor season ... Competed unattached in the shot put, posting a season best mark of 53-8.5 (16.37m) at the VT Elite Meet ... Competed at 2012 European Championships and posted a long throw of 15.33m in the shot put.

High School:
Attended Gimnazija Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia ... Placed eighth in the shot put at the European Junior Championship in Tallin, Estonia in the July of 2011 ... Began throwing shot put in 2009 ... Member of Croatian National Team.

Personal:
Born July 7 ... Daughter of Josip and Sanja Muzaric ... Has three siblings, Ivana, Gabriela and Putra ... Majoring in business management.

Muzaric's Personal Records
Event Mark Meet
Shot Put Indoor 56-1.25/17.10m* 2014 SEC Indoor Championships
Shot Put Outdoor
57-5.75/17.52m* 2013 NCAA East Preliminaries

* Denotes school record