Elizabeth Tepe
blank Elizabeth Tepe
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parker, Co.

High School:
Ponderosa

Last College:
Saddleback Junior College

Height:
6-0

Event:
Hammer Throw

2013 & 2014 SEC Outdoor Champion (Hammer Throw)
2014 Second Team Outdoor All-American

2014: Outdoor - Won the third meet of her career after reaching 202 feet, 4 inches in the hammer throw at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...Was seventh in the hammer (190-3) at the Florida Relays...Secured third place at the Spec Towns Invite thanks to a final hammer throw that measured 196 feet...Unleashed a career-best toss of 207-6 to take ninth in the hammer at the Mt. SAC Relays...Was the top collegiate finisher (second overall) at the Georgia Invite with a throw of 206-6...Launched a personal-best and facility record throw of 210-7 to win her second consecutive title in the hammer at the SEC Championships...Clinched the first spot of her career at the NCAA Championships after taking 11th in the hammer at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 196-4...Finished her two-year UGA career by taking 13th in the hammer (202-1) at the NCAA Championships for a Second Team All-America certificate.

2014: Indoor - Hit a mark of 60 feet, 8 inches to take sixth in the weight throw at the VT Elite Meet...Was 10th in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a top mark of 58-10.

2013: Outdoor - Won the hammer throw title at her first SEC Outdoor Championships after posting a personal-best toss of 203-4...Fouled out of the NCAA Prelims to conclude her first season with the Lady Bulldogs...Reached a career-long mark of 200-5 to win the War Eagle Invite...Opened her outdoor career by winning the Georgia Relays with a mark of 191-5.

2013: Indoor - Finished seventh in the weight throw after recording a top mark of 58 feet, 8 ¾ inches at the Razorback Invite...Reached a personal-best distance of 59-6.75 for sixth place in the weight at the Akron Invite...Took fifth in the weight (54-6.75) in the VT Elite Meet.

Saddleback Junior College (2010-2012): Junior college national record holder...Finished third in the hammer throw at the 2012 California State Championships...Personal-best mark of 186 feet, 9 inches...Named the U.S. House of Representatives Student Veteran Leader of the Year and the California State Legislature Female Veteran of the Year...Finished with a cumulative GPA of 4.0...Member of Phi Theta Kappa and part of the Scholar-Baller Program...Saddleback VETs Club secretary and fundraiser...Involved with Veteran Mentor Program.

Marines (2006-10): Worked as an Ammunition Technician stationed at Camp Pendleton in California...Supported Combat Logistics Regiment-15 for training and deployment exercises.

High School: Played softball at Ponderosa, where she graduated from in 2006.

Personal: Born October 31, 1987...Daughter of Rebecca Van Epps...Married to Jarrod Tepe...Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 2006-10...Majoring in Biology.

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