Junior Elizabeth Tepe
April 23, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior Elizabeth Tepe has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Women's Field Athlete of the Week after her performance at the War Eagle Invitational over the weekend, according to a league announcement.
Tepe shared this week's honor with Florida jumper Ciarra Brewer.
Tepe, a native of Parker, Colo., launched the longest throw of her career (200 feet, 5 inches) on her fifth try to win her second career meet for the Lady Bulldogs. This attempt came in response to Auburn's Daina Levy registering a meet-leading mark of 197-11 on her fourth throw to momentarily take the lead. Tepe's mark improves her No. 5 spot all-time in the school record books and ranks 19th nationally with the second-best mark in the SEC this season (by only seven inches).
Establishing a junior college national record of 186-9 while at Saddleback Junior College, Tepe has had an interesting journey to Athens. The 25-year-old served in the Marines from 2006-2010 before starting her college career. Tepe is married to Jarrod Tepe, who currently serves in the Marines.
Georgia returns to action at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, starting on Wednesday and running through Saturday.