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Danielle Curry
Danielle Curry
Year: ./Jr./Jr.
Hometown: Thornville, Ohio
High School: Sheridan
Events: Throws

2010 Outdoor: Became the first female YSU track and field athlete to compete at the NCAA Championships by finishing 24th in the shot put with a distance of 13.93m (45-8 ½) ... qualified for the meet by finishing 12th in the event at the NCAA Division I East Regional Prelims with a personal-best throw and school-record of 15.71m (51-6 ½ ... scored in three events at the Horizon League Championships, including defending her shot put title with a distance of 14.17m (46-6) ... she also finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 43.74m (143-6) and sixth in the hammer with a throw of 46.04m (151-0) ... threw a personal-best distance of 44.42m (145-8 ¾) to finish fifth at the All-Ohio Championships ... the distance ranks sixth in YSU history ... also finished second in the shot put (15.48m) at the meet ... added a fourth in the shot put at the Ashland Alumni Open with a throw of 14.44m (47-4 ½) ... also took seventh in the discus (41.79m) and 12th in the hammer (47.06m) at Ashland.

2010 Indoor: Redshirted.

2009 Outdoor (Sophomore): Broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 46-8 at the Campbell/Wright Open ... finished in first in both the discus (142-10) and the shot put (46-2) at the Horizon League Championships ... also finished third in the hammer throw (159-6) at the event ... named Outstanding Field Performer for her accomplishments at the meet ... the hammer throw ranks sixth in school history ... threw the discus personal-best distance of 143-8 at the Sea Ray Relays ... the distance ranks fifth all-time ... threw first place distances of 46-6 in the shot put at both the Saint Francis Red Flash Open and the Sparky Adams Invite ... also finished in second in the shot put at the Detroit Titan Classic.

2009 Indoor (Sophomore): Defended her shot put title from her freshman season with a personal-best throw of 45-1 ½ at the Horizon League Championships... the throw ranks second in school history ... also finished second in the weight throw with a personal-best distance of 56-4 ½ at the meet ... the mark was only three inches short of first place and ranks second all-time in YSU history ... added a second-place finish in the shot put (44-8) and an eighth-place finish in the weight throw (52-7 ½) at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala ... finished sixth in the weight throw (49-11 ¾) and seventh in the shot put (42-7 ½) at the Akron Invitational.

2008 Outdoor (Freshman): Earned three top-five finishes at the Horizon League Championships, highlighted by a third-place showing in the shot put (42-4 1/4) ... posted personal-best marks in the hammer (15-8) and discus (137-10) to finish fourth and fifth, respectively ... her throw in the hammer was more than 14 feet further than her previous best of the season, and her discus throw was a five-foot improvement ... finished in the top 10 five times in the shot put, four times in the discus and twice in the hammer.

2007-08 Indoor (Freshman): Named the Field Newcomer of the Year after winning the shot put (44-4) and finishing fifth in the weight throw (52-0 1/20 ... was the only freshman at the meet to claim an individual title ... was in fourth heading into her final throw before leaping into first place by just over four inches ... won the shot put at Baldwin Wallace at two different meets, posting a personal-best mark of 44-7 1/2 at the Mid January Meet ... earned five top-five finishes in the weight throw, including a third-place finish at the Baldwin Wallace Mid February Meet when she threw a personal-best 54-8 3/4.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner ... finished second in the discus (134-3) and third in the shot put (40-0 1/2) at the Ohio State Track and Field Championships in Division II as a senior ... also finished fourth in the shot (40-3 1/2) and 12th in the discus (109-3) as a junior at the state ... was seventh in the state in the shot put (39-2) and ninth in the discus (120-0) as a sophomore ... finished fourth in the state in the shot during the indoor season as a junior and second as a senior ... set the school record in the discus ... was a three-time Muskingum Valley League champion in both throwing events ... also a three-time All-Southeast District thrower ... also played volleyball.

Personal: Daughter of Daughter of Danny and Amber Curry ... has two brothers (Dann Jr. and Donny) ... born April 27, 1989 ... academic interest is health and human services...2009-10 recipient of Penguin Club Athletic Scholarship.