Freshman Chanice Porter
Jan. 22, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia true freshman Chanice Porter has been named the Southeastern Conference Women's Freshman of the Week following her performance at the Auburn Invitational, according to a league announcement.
Porter, a native of Pratville, Jamaica, traveled 20 feet, 4 ¼ inches in the long jump during the first collegiate attempt of her career to win the season-opening meet in Birmingham, Ala. Porter gave the Lady Bulldogs their top mark in the event since 2007 and the sixth best in school history.
Porter had the longest jump for any freshman in the country over the weekend and matched the best effort by anyone in the nation during the past weekend's competitions. Also posting a jump of 20-3 in her series, Porter stands at the No. 2 spot in the SEC this season and No. 3 nationally.
The 16th-ranked Lady Bulldogs boasted the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the nation going into the 2013 season.
Georgia returns to action at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday and Saturday. The first scheduled event of the meet is the pentathlon's 60-meter hurdles at 2 p.m. ET on Friday.