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Suydam Named SoCon Field Athlete of Week PDF Print
Written by Ryan Bower   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 07:17

Appalachian State University sophomore thrower Jasmine Suydam has been named as the Southern Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Suydam, who captured three first-place finishes at the Appalachian Open last weekend, joins pole vaulter Cassie Crawford as the two Mountaineers to earn the honor this season.
At last weekend's meet, Suydam took first place in the shot put, discus and hammer throw while setting personal records in the shot put (46-2) and hammer (153-10). Her mark in the shot put moved her into sixth-place in school history.
On the season, Suydam has eight top-five finishes in six meets and ranks first in the SoCon in the shot put while ranking fourth in both the discus and hammer throw. In addition, she ranks 64th in the NCAA East Region and 153rd nationally in the shot put.
Suydam and the Mountaineers will attempt to win their third-straight league title when they head to the SoCon Outdoor Championships in Statesboro, Ga. this weekend. The event, hosted by Georgia Southern, begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday afternoon.

Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Mar. 20 – Jocelyn Keen, Western Carolina
Mar. 28 – Tayla Carter, Western Carolina
Apr. 3 – Lauren D’Alessio, Samford
Apr. 10 – Caroline McCaslin, Elon
Apr. 17 – Veronica Luedke, Elon

Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Mar. 20 – Cassie Crawford, Appalachian State
Mar. 28 – Alisha Bradshaw, Western Carolina
Apr. 3 – RoShani Glover, College of Charleston
Apr. 10 – Alisha Bradshaw, Western Carolina
Apr. 17 – Jasmine Suydam, Appalachian State

Photo Courtesy: Jasmine Suydam, ASU Athletics

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