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Brigetta Barrett
Position: Jumps
Other Position: High Jump
Height: 6'0"
Hometown: Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
High School: Duncanville (Texas)
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: Theatre Arts

2011, 2013 USA Champion

2012 Olympic Games Silver Medalist

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Silver Medalist

2012, 2013 Bowerman Finalist

2011 U.S. Championships Gold Medalist

2011 World U. Games Gold Medalist

2011 World Championships Finalist

2011, 2012, 2013 NCAA Indoor Champion

2011, 2012, 2013 NCAA Outdoor Champion

2011, 2012 Indoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Four-time NCAA Indoor All-American

Four-time NCAA Outdoor All-American

2011, 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-American

2011, 2012, 2013 MPSF Indoor Champion

2011, 2012, 2013 Pac-10/12 Outdoor Champion

2013 IAAF World Championships Silver Medalist

2013 Post-Arizona: Barrett began her professional career at the 2013 USA Championships ... She signed a contract with Nike and for her first time jumping in their uniform, she posted a personal-best mark of 6-8.25 (2.04m) ... That is the No. 2 jump in U.S. history and just 1/2 inch off the American record ... Her only miss of the competition came on her first try 6-8.25, making it the best competition of her career when looking at the height she cleared the lack of misses ... Barrett earned a spot on Team USA for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow... It is her third-straight summer representing the U.S. ... She competed in the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 London Olympics … At the 2013 IAAF World Championships, Barrett won the silver medal with a clearance of  6-6.75 … That clearance is the highest a female high jumper from the U.S. has ever cleared at the World Championships … Over the course of the summer, Barrett competed in many Diamond League meets in Europe … She began at the Paris Diamond League Meeting on July 6 where she cleared 6-6 (1.98m) and took second place … On July 19, Barrett competed at the Monaco Diamond League Meeting and won with a jump of 6-7 (2.01m) … After the World Championships, she jumped at the Stockholm Diamond League Meeting as well.

2013: Barrett returned to track after her silver medal at the London Olympics to compete at the Razorback Invitational where she opened with a clearance of 6-3.25 (1.91m)... She won her third-straight MPSF Championship with a mark of 6-2 (1.87m) ... Barrett entered the NCAA Indoor Championships feeling "vulnerable" and not as prepared phsyically as she normally was ... Due to the long season with the Olympics, she had not trained as much, however, she won with a season-best clearance of 6-4.75 (1.95m), her third-straight NCAA Indoor Championship, the first woman in collegiate history to do so ... Head Coach Fred Harvey called it her most impressive title because of the adversity she overcame ... Heading into the outdoor season, Barrett opened up at the Jim Click Shootout in the 400-meter run, it started as a training exercise, she clocked a time of 55.13 ... She ended up running three total races at that distance, including the Pac-12 Championships where she took 15th place ... Her personal-best time of 55.04 came at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual, good for fourth place ... In the high jump, Barrett won her third-straight conference title in record fashion ... She had a clearance of 6-6.25 (1.99m), setting a new collegiate record ... In the middle of her competition, Barrett ran the aforementioned 400-meter race where she had a time of 55.63 ... Barrett cleared 6-4 or better on four different occasions ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the day after she sang the National Anthem, Barrett won her third-straight title with a clearance of 6-4.75 (1.95m) ... She is the most successful female collegiate high jumper in history, winning six NCAA Championships, the only woman to do so ... Barrett is the first woman in collegiate history to win three-straight indoor and outdoor titles ... Barrett is the second woman in collegiate history to win three-straight outdoor titles, former Wildcat Tanya Hughes is the other... The women's track and field program at Arizona has now claimed eight outdoor titles in the women's high jump ... Barrett won 30 of her last 31 collegiate competitions, indoor and outdoor, including 25-straight wins ... She is a semifinalist for The Bowerman for the third-straight year ... She was named the Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA National Women's Field Athlete of the Year, Women's West Region Field Athlete of the Year and the 2013 Pac-12 Woman of the Year ... Barrett has also been recognized for her work in the classroom, she was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team and she was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree ... She graduated from Arizona cum laude as a theatre arts major.

2012 International: Barrett competed in the women’s high jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials … In the preliminary round, Barrett cleared 6-0, tying for first and clinching a spot in the final … She returned to the track for the final and set a then-personal best of 6-7, good for a silver medal and a trip to London for the Olympics … During the preliminary round of the Olympics, Barrett cleared 6-4, tying for second place and earning a spot in the final … She had a personal-best clearance of 6-8, the best jump ever by a collegiate athlete in the women’s high jump … Barrett won the silver medal and became the first track and field athlete from Arizona to medal in the Olympics since Michael Bates and Sandra Farmer-Patrick in 1992 … Barrett was also the first U.S. athlete to medal in the women’s high jump since Louise Ritter in 1988.

2012: Indoors, Barrett posted a personal-best mark of 6-5.5 at the Razorback Invitational, good for first place, the school record and the second-best jump in indoor collegiate history … She won her second-straight MPSF Championship, setting a meet record with her clearance of 6-4 … Barrett also won her second-straight NCAA Championship with a clearance of 6-5 ... Outdoors, Barrett cleared 6-4 or better on six different occasions with a season-best mark of 6-4.75 … She won her second-straight Pac-12 Championship as well as her second-straight NCAA Outdoor Championship … She became the first in woman in DI history to earn dual-season titles in back-to-back years, a combination of four consecutive national titles between the seasons … Dating back to 2011, Barrett has won 17-straight competitions versus collegiate competition.

2011 International: Won gold in the high jump at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China in August, 2011 … Cleared a personal-best height of 6-5 … Ranks as the No. 2 jump in UA school history … Finished 10th in the high jump at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea … Clearing 6-4 in the finals, she jumped 6-4.75 to tie for first in the prelims.

2011: Claimed the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles in the high jump as well at the U.S. Championships crown in the event … Set a then-career-best mark at the U.S. Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 6-4.75 … Won the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a clearance of 6-1.25 for her first outdoor crown and fourth All-America honor of her career … Lost only one meet in 2011 (to misses) and had the top collegiate jump for the entire season dating back to her first meet of the indoor season ... The 2011 NCAA Indoor Champion in the high jump, Barrett had a season best of 6-3.5 to win the MPSF Indoor Championships ... Had a top-10 mark internationally indoors for the 2011 campaign ... Earned academic distinctions from the Pac-10 Conference and the MPSF while taking home the Indoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award from the USTFCCCA and was a second-team 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Track and Field/Cross Country honoree, as selected by CoSIDA.

2010: Won the MPSF Indoor Championship in the high jump with a clearance of 6-2.25 to make it a 1-2 sweep for the Wildcats with teammate Liz Patterson finishing second ... Went on to finish third at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earned All-America honors with a jump of 6-0.5 ... Outdoors, she finished third at the Pac-10 Championships and earned her second All-America award at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a seventh-place finish ... After the collegiate season, Barrett competed at the USA Outdoor Championships and finished third with a clearance of 6-3.25.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top high jumpers in the nation during her high school career ... Set a school record of 6-1 during her time at Duncanville High School (Texas) ... Won the Texas State Meet in 2008 and 2009 ... Also the Texas Relays Champion in the event in 2008 ... Finished second at the World Junior Qualifiers ... Also competed for Roy C. Ketcham High School (New York) during her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Was the indoor state champion in 2007 and second place outdoors ... Was the district and regional champion indoors and outdoors during both her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Holds the school high jump record with her mark of 5-9. 

PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Lottie M. Barrett … Has two siblings, Takiya Barrett-Ross and Shawn-De Barrett ... Majoring in theatre arts with a minor in creative writing.

 

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