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Yolanda Berryhill
Position: Player
Height: Player
Year: Senior
Hometown: Leesburg, Ga.
High School: Lee County HS
Eligibility: Senior
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Strength & Conditioning - Graduate Assistant


Career:
Won three CAA titles (two discus, one shot put) and earned All-CAA accolades four times...Named Most Outstanding Field Performer during the 2011 Championships...Holds the school record in the discus (48.78m), shot put (14.49m) and hammer throw (49.89m)...Outstanding student who was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III first team as a senior.

Outdoor Track & Field 2011: Finished off stellar career with another record-breaking season...Won both the shot put and discus at the CAA Championships...Also finished fourth in the hammer throw to earn Most Outstanding Field Performer of the CAAs...Broke own school record in the discus at the CAAs with a throw of 48.78m...Won the shot put at the CAAs with a throw of 13.97m...Qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the discus...Named CAA Field Athlete of the Week twice (3/22 and 4/19)...Other victories during the outdoor season included the shot put at the Gem of the Hills Invitational with a toss of 13.59m and the discus at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (46.78m), the Gem of the Hills Invitational (45.56m) and the Georgia Intercollegiate (45.05m)...Named to the Capital One Academic All-District III first team for her stellar performance on and off the field...Named to the President's List during the fall semester and the Dean's List during the spring semester...Also named to GSU's All-Service Team for the 2010-11 school year.

Indoor Track and Field 2011: Represented the Panthers at four meets...Recorded a personal best at the Mountaineer Open in the shotput, throwing 13.70m, which was good for second place...Earned an identical finish at the Clemson Invitational with a 13.37m mark and also garnered fifth place at the Orange and Purple Classic...Grabbed sixth place in the weight throw at the Orange and Purple Classic...Also competed in this event at the Penn State National Invite and Clemson Invitational.

Outdoor Track & Field 2010: Put together a fine junior campaign that saw her break the school record in the discus, shot put and hammer throw...Earned a spot at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the discus...Earned All-CAA honors in the discus after finishing third at the CAA Championships...Won the discus and hammer throw at the JSU Gem of the Hills Meet...Set new meet record in the hammer throw...Won the discus with a throw of 39.81m (130-07) and the hammer with a toss of 49.89m (163-08)...Hurled a new school record in the discus with a throw of 48.62m (159-06) at the UGA Invitational...Earned a spot on the spring semester's Dean's List.

Indoor Track & Field 2010: Competed in three meets during the indoor season...In the shot put threw a season best 13.51m (44-3.88) at the New Balance Invitational...Finished second at the Clemson games with a toss of 13.26m (43-6.04).

Outdoor Track & Field 2009: Competed in the discus throw, hammer throw and shot put during the outdoor track season...Posted a season-best 42.52m discus throw at the Gem of the Hills meet to place first and placed third in the shot put with a 12.30m throw...At the CAA Championships, placed sixth in the shot put with 13.11m, fourth in the discus throw with 41.68m and ninth in the hammer throw with 40.13m...Posted a season-best 43.80m hammer throw at the Morehouse Relays to place first...Also placed first in the discus throw with 43.00m and third in the shot put with 13.30m.

Indoor Track & Field 2009:  Posted the top two throws in the shot put during the indoor season.

Outdoor Track & Field 2008: Threw for 37.86m in the shot put finals at the FSU Snowbird Invitational to finish in 13th place...At the CAA Championship threw the shot put for 37'1"...Won the discus at the CAA Championships with a toss of 141'5"...Qualified for NCAA Regionals where she tossed for 41.66m...In the hammer throw, her best showing came at Gem of the Hills where she threw for 130'00"....Received All-CAA honors...Named to the Dean's list in the fall semester and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring...Earned CAA All-Academic honors.

Indoor Track & Field 2008: In first collegiate appearance, threw the shot put 37’01.75" in the finals at the Niswonger Invitational.

Prep: Attended Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia earning four letters in both basketball and track and field...Became the Regional Champion in shot put and discus during sophomore, junior and senior years...Was State Champion in discus as a sophomore and two-time State Champion in shot put her sophomore and junior years...As a senior, won second place in shot put and discus at the State Championships...As a basketball player, had the most career points in Lee County history with 1,282 and also earned Best Offensive player all four years with the Trojans.

Personal: Born on April 21, 1989 in Americus, Georgia to John and Nancy Berryhill...Has one brother, John, and two sisters, LaToya and Gloria...Majoring in exercise science.

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