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Player Profiles



Karissa                            Knabenshue
Karissa
Knabenshue
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Buckhannon, W.Va.
Height: 5-7
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Throws

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Placed first in the shot put at the Gold-Blue Open on Feb. 15 with a throw of 11.95 meters
  • Recorded a personal-best throw of 12.29 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, finishing in 15th place overall
  • Placed second in the weight throw at the WVU Invite on Jan. 19 and at the Gold-Blue Open on Feb. 15
  • Had a personal-best mark of 15.18 meters in the weight throw at the Akron Invite on Feb. 2
  • Recorded a weight throw of 14.39 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, finishing in 17th place overall
  • Placed sixth in the shot put at the Patriot Open on April 13 with a mark of 13.16 meters
  • Placed second in the discus throw at the Ohio Team Challenge on April 6 with a mark of 42.11 meters
  • Posted top-10 finishes at the Wake Forest Open and the Ashland Open in the discus throw during the outdoor season
  • Recorded a 20th-place finish in the discus throw at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships
  • Registered a 17th-place finish in the shot put at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships
 
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Came in second place in the shotput at the WVU Holiday Classic with a distance of 11.69 meters
  • Finished fifth in the weight throw at 13.52 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Competed in the discus and shot put at the Jesse Owens Classic, placing 24th in the discus at 41.61 meters
  • Threw a 41.51-meter discus for 12th place at the Larry Ellis Invitational
  • Came in seventh in the discus at the Ashland Alumni Open at 41.57 meters and 13th in the shot put at 11.27 meters, the fifth-best WVU all-time distance for the event
  • Finished 11th in the discus at Big East with a distance of 42.89 meters, the third-best all-time mark at WVU ahead of Brittany Fink’s 42.31 from 2010
Prep
  • Coached by Jackie Zuliani at Buckhannon Upshur High
  • Three-time state champion in the shot put
  • Owns the state meet record in the shot put
  • Achieved school record in the shot put and discus
  • Was the regional and conference champion in the shot put and discus
  • State champion in discus
  • Honor roll student
Personal
  • Daughter of Tim and Karen Knabenshue
  • Birthday is Feb. 1
  • Has one sister and one brother
  • Enrolled in general studies
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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