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LaPorscha Wells
Player Profile:
LaPorscha Wells 1783252
Position: Throws
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
High School: Josey

AWARDS
2017 Indoor Track & Field All-American in the weight throw ... Sun Belt Conference Track & Field Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Championships and 2016 Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Six-time Sun Belt Conference champion and 10-time All-Sun Belt honoree.

ACADEMICS
• Fall 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

Outdoor 2016: Had Georgia State’s lone gold medal-winning performance in the hammer throw along with a third-place showing in the shot put for 16 points for the Panthers at the Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships...Had a hammer throw of (55.59m, 182-4) and shot put toss of (15.78m, 51-9.25) at Jacksonville State Invitational… Had a pair of fourth-place showings in the Yellow Jacket Invitational… Fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 56.27m (184-07)... Threw the shot 14.97m (49-1.25) for fourth-place… Topped the 26-thrower field with a school record distance of 60.36m (198-0) at the Florida Relays…set two school records with distances that ranked in the Top 10 in the NCAA East to lead the team at the 20-team Auburn Invitational.… Topped school record in the hammer throw with a new heave of 61.02m to top the 200’ mark at 200-2 at the Tiger Track Classic… Tossed shot put of 16.19m (53-1.50) to also finish fifth… Won both the shot put and hammer at the 2016 Western Carolina University T&F Invitational…

Indoor 2016: Turned in two amazing performances that set both Sun Belt and GSU school records in the weight throw and the shot put as she scored 20 points… Named Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track & Field Most Outstanding Field Performer ... Won with a weight throw of 20.06m (65-9.75)... Topped the Sun Belt Championship mark of 19.78m and her school mark of 19.32m… Won the shot put with a 16.55m (54-3.75) toss to break the Sun Belt mark of 16.47m and her school record of 16.01m… Won the shot put at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational with a toss of 15.89m and at the UAB Vulcan Invitational with a toss of 15.22m… Placed first in the shot put (15.17m) and weight throw (18.71m) at the David E. Walker Kickoff Classic…

Outdoor 2015: Scored 20 points at Sun Belt Outdoor Championships by winning both the hammer throw and the shot put and was named Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Most Outstanding Field Performer...Set school hammer throw record at Georgia Tech with throw of 59.31m (194-7), which was third time during season she set school record (53.28m, then 56.96m)...Won Sun Belt with throw of 57.79m (189-7)...Set school shot put record in winning Sun Belt championship with toss of 16.00m (52-6)....At NCAA East, threw hammer 54.25m (178-0) to finish 32nd and threw shot 14.59m (47-10 1/2) to finish 31st...Had second-best in school history with 15.74m (51-7 3/4) at Aggie Last Chance and had thrown shot 15.60m (51 2/14) at Furman Relays.

Indoor 2015: Set a school record in the weight throw six times, with the current mark of 19.32m (63-4) at Samford...Was second at Sun Belt Indoor Conference Championships with weight throw of 19.01m (62-4 1/4)...Set earlier school mark with 18.57 (60-11) throw at ETSU...Made school record shot put at UAB Blazer Invite with toss of 16.01m (52-6 1/2)...Finished second at Sun Belt with shot put of 15.32m (50-3 1/4).

Outdoor 2014:Set a school record in the hammer throw with a distance of 50.72m (166-5) in finishing third at the Troy Invitational...Also topped 50m with a 50.09m (164-4) toss at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, the second-longest throw in school history...Finished ninth at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in 48.61m (159-5 3/4)...Top outdoor shot put distance was 13.99m (45-10 3/4) in winning the USF Bulls Invitational in Tampa.

Indoor 2014: Had the second-best indoor weight throw distance in school history with a 15.29m (50-2) toss in finishing 11th at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in Birmingham...That toppped her previous best of 15.24m (50) in the Emory Invitational...Finished 10th at the Sun Belt meet in the shot put with a throw of 13.61m (44-8), a distance that was third-best in school indoor history.

Prep: Wells was the Georgia Class 2A champion in the shot put with a toss of 41-3 1/2 (12.56m) for coach Ann Jennings at T. W. Josey High in Augusta...She was also the region champion. As a junior, she as second in Class 3A with her toss of 40-2 (12.25m)...Class valedictorian...Was all-region in basketball and volleyball

Personal: LaPorscha Davida Wells is the daughter of Tami Ryans and has two younger siblings, Alexus and Mercedes...Made A.D. Honor Roll in fall of 2013...Major is biology.

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