Women's Track Wins Seven Events; Defeats Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet
At Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten (2012) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2011).
Junior (2013) Indoor At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.72), fourth in the high jump (1.70 meters, 5-7), and ran on the 'A' 4x400-meter relay that took second (3:52.34) ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 11), finished sixth in the 60-meter dash (7.76, 7.74p), second in the 200-meter dash (25.31), seventh in the 60-meter hurdles (8.66), and 20th in the shot put (11.02 meters, 36-2).
Sophomore (2012)... Academic All-Big Ten.
Outdoor At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), finished fourth in the heptathlon with 5,336 points, recording personal-best marks in five of seven events, and placed 10th in the triple jump (12.37 meters, 40-7) ... At the Len Paddock Invitational (May 4), finished fourth in the shot put (11.83 meters, 38-09 3/4), fifth in the high jump (1.65 meters, 5-5) and third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.3) ... Placed sixth in the long jump (5.55 meters, 18-2 1/2) and third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.35) at the Hillsdale Relays (April 27) ... Competed in the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21), placing 16th in the 200-meter dash (25.4) and tying for fifth in the high jump (1.6 meters, 5-3) ... Won four out of seven of the events in the heptathlon (high jump, shot put, long jump and javelin) at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11-12), finishing third overall with 4,947 points, also placed 12th in the open long jump (5.45 meters, 17-103/4 ... At the Stanford Invitational (April 6-7), finished 22nd in the 100-meter hurdle prelims (14.45), 33rd in the 200-meter dash (25.17), and fifth in the collegiate section of the triple jump (11.73 meters, 38-6) ... Finished 15th in the 100-meter hurdles (14.8), 17th in the 200-meter dash (25.35) and sixth in the long jump (5.47 meters, 17-11 1/2) at the USC Trojan Invitational (March 24) ... At the North Florida Spring Invitational (March 2-3), finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.4) and won the high jump (1.68 meters, 5-6).
Indoor At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb.24-25), placed 13th in the long jump (5.65 meters, 18-6 1/2) and 15th in the triple jump (11.85 meters, 38-10 1/2) ... Finished fifth in the high jump (1.63 meters, 5-5 1/4) at the Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 28) ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed third (3:58.74) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21) ... At "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14), finished fourth in both the long jump (5.77 meters, 18-11 1/4) and triple jump ( 11.91 meters, 39-1) ... At the Michigan Open (Jan. 7), placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (26.10), third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.95) and second in the long jump (5.75 meters, 18-10 1/2).
Freshman (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner. Outdoor Placed 15th in the triple jump (11.49 meters, 37-8 1/2) and 17th in the long jump (5.38 meters, 17-8) while running on the eighth-place 4x100-meter relay team (46.63) at the Big Ten Championships (May 13-15) ... Ran a 12.38 in the 100-meter dash at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 7) ... Cleared a career-best 1.59 meters (5-2 1/2) in the heptathlon high jump at the Johnson/Joyner Invitational (April 7) ... Placed ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.92), seventh in the long jump (5.35 meters, 17-06.75) and 10th in the javelin (26.76 meters, 87-09) at the FSU Relays (March 25-26) ... Finished runner-up in the long jump (5.61 meters, 18-05.00) and 13th in the 200-meter dash (25.53) at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (March 19) ... Finished 15th in the 100-meter dash (12.53) at the Bulls Invitational (March 18).
Indoor Took fifth in the long jump (5.78 meters, 18-11 3/4) and eighth in the triple jump (12.07 meters, 39-7 3/4) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Finished runner-up in the long jump (5.75 meters, 18-10 1/2) and third in the triple jump (11.62 meters, 38-1 1/2) at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19) ... Took seventh in the pentathlon at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 11), winning the shot put (11.86 meters, 38-11) and scoring 3,270 points ... Finished 22nd in the long jump (5.55 meters, 18-2 1/2) and 21st in the triple jump (11.55 meters,47-10 3/4) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-5) ... Placed sixth in the invitational section of the long jump (5.54 meters) and ran the 200-meter dash (25.73) at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28-29) ... Won the long jump with a mark of 6.01 meters against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15) ... Won the long jump (5.86 meters) at the EMU Invitational (Jan. 8), while placing eighth in both the 60-meter dash (7.91 prelim, 7.99 finals) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.33).
Prep ... Graduated from Collinwood High School (2010) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Four-time All-Ohio ... Won the indoor and outdoor state championship in the long jump ... Set a new personal-best and Ohio state record with a long jump of 19-11.75 ... Scored 29 individual points at the 2010 Ohio DII State Championships to help Collinwood to a state championship ... Part of numerous All-Ohio and All-American 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.
National ... Participated in 2009 Nike Indoor and Outdoor Nationals ... Earned All-American status in the long jump (5th) and triple jump (6th).
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in anthropology... Born on January 12, 1992 ... Daughter of Lehman Busbee and Dionne Rucker ... Joined by high school teammate Amber Smith on the U-M team.
H = heptathlon event P = Pentathlon event p = preliminary round