Track & Field
Rebecca Famurewa - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Collegiate Bests
SP: 51’6.25″/15.70M | DT:  189’4″/57.71m | HT: 211’9″/64.55m | WT: 70’10.75″/21.61m 

  • Two-Time SEC Champion (2016 Weight Throw, 2016 Hammer Throw)
  • Two-Time First-Team All-American (2015 Discus, 2016 Weight Throw)
  • Three-Time Honorable Mention All-America (2013, 2014 Discus, 2014 Hammer Throw)
  • USATF Junior Championship Silver Medalist – Discus Throw (2013)
  • Five-Time SEC Medalist
  • UK record holder in weight throw, hammer throw and discus
  • UK Freshman Record Holder – Discus Throw (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team – Weight Throw (2013)

2016 (Senior)
Outdoor – SEC Champion in the hammer throw … Scored 16 points at SECs with a fourth-place finish in the discus and eighth-place performance in the shot put … Broke the UK record in the hammer throw at the Virginia Challenge with a toss of 211’9″/64.55m … Broke the UK discus record at the Kentucky Relays with a toss of 189’4″/57.71m.
Indoor – SEC Champion in the weight throw … Scored 12 points at SECs as she was seventh in the shot put.

2015 (Junior)
Outdoor – Scored two key points with a seventh place performance in the NCAA discus en route to UK’s runner-up team finish at the NCAA Championships … Earned the SEC Silver Medal in the discus and hammer throw … NCAA East Regional Qualifier in the discus and hammer, advancing to Eugene, Oregon in the discus.
Indoor – Broke the UK school record in the weight throw each of the first two weeks of 2015 … Won the McCravy Memorial Weight Throw with a PR mark of 70’10.75″/21.61m … Placed 15th in the weight throw at NCAA Championships … Earned the SEC Bronze Medal in the weight throw with a mark of 70’7.25″/21.52m … Scored a point with an eighth-place shot put finish at SECs.

2014 (Sophomore)
 – NCAA Championships qualifier in both the Discus and Hammer Throw … Finished 19th in the discus and 21st in the hammer … Placed fourth in the SEC Championships in the hammer throw … Just missed a scoring spot, finishing ninth in the SEC Shot Put.
Indoor – Scored in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 63’6.75″/19.37M.

2013 (Freshman)
Outdoor – SEC bronze medalist in the discus … NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier, where she earned Honorable Mention All-America status … Competed at the USA Track and Fiel Championships, where she won the Junior Silver Medal and finished 13th in the senior event … Competed at the Pan-American Games … Was the No. 4 qualifier into the NCAA discus semifinals out of East Prelims … UK freshman discus record 57.09 meters / 187′ 4″ was recorded in win at Kentuckiana Border Battle … Top discus throw is just four inches short of the Kentucky record … Top discus throw ranks second in the SEC and fourth in the nation … Collegiate-best hammer throw 53.64M / 176′ 0″ came in win at Heart of the Bluegrass Classic … Originally set UK freshman discus record in win at Texas Relays.

Indoor – Freshman All-SEC Selection … SEC weight throw scorer with personal-best 18.75 meters / 61′ 6.26″ to place eighth … collegiate-best shot put 14.43 meters / 47′ 4.25″ came in third-place showing at Hoosier Open.

– Finished 12th at the USA Junior Championship in the discus … Her mark was 147’2″/44.87m.

High School
Helped guide her track and field team to a conference championship as a freshman, a district championship as a sophomore and another conference championship as a junior … Named first team All-Conference in the shot put as a sophomore … First team All-Conference as a junior and senior in shot put and discus … Finished second at the state meet in the shot put as a junior, and fifth as a senior … Finished third in the discus at the state meet as a junior, and second as a senior … Finished third in the shot put and discus at the Midwest Meet of Champions for Team Ohio as a senior … Holds the school record, district and conference records for the shot put. Holds the school and district records for the discus … Coached by John Szackas, Amy Mauceri and Tara Gruskiewicz … Also played basketball for four years, volleyball as a freshman sophomore and junior and in the band all four years … Basketball team won sectional and district championships during her junior year, and the sectional championship during her senior year … First team All-Conference honorable mention in basketball as a sophomore … First team All-Conference selection in basketball as a junior and senior … Volleyball team won the conference, sectional and district championships during her junior year … First-team All-Conference honorable mention as a junior in volleyball.

Daughter of Braysley and Stella Famurewa.

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