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Player Profiles



Bria                               Welker
Bria
Welker
Class: So.
Hometown: Ridgeley, W.Va.
Height: 5-6
Sport: Women's Track
Position: 400 Hurdles / Sprints

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013-14
  • Member of 4x400-meter relay team that placed ninth at the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championships in 3:56.10
  • Won the 400 meters at the Akron Invitational on Feb. 7 in a personal-best time of 57.20
  • Claimed first place in the 400 meters at the WVU Gold-Blue on Feb. 21 and the Cal U Early Bird on March 22
  • Member of 4x400-meter relay team that placed first at the WVU Gold-Blue on Feb. 21 and the Cal U Early Bird on March 22
  • Posted top-five finishes in the 400 meters at the Cherry Blossom Invitational on April 5, the Gator Invitational on May 9 and the YSU Icebreaker on Dec. 6
  • Member of distance medley relay team that placed second at the PSU National on Jan. 31 in 11:45.00
Prep
  • Ran for Coach Amanda Moreland at Frankfort High School
  • Four-year letterwinner at Frankfort High
  • West Virginia state meet record in 200-meter dash (25.15) and 400-meter dash (57.13)
  • Helped lead Frankfort to 2013 State Championship and runner-up in 2010 and 2012
  • Three-time state champion in 200-meter dash in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and two-time state champion in 100-meter dash in 2012 and 2013
  • Three-time state champion in 400-meter dash in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and two-time state champion in the long jump in 2010 and 2012
  • Recorded a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles in 2013
  • 2010 Gatorade WV Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year
  • Holds Frankfort High records for 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, as well as in the long jump and 300-meter hurdles
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for Mineral County
  • Four-year letterwinner in soccer and holds school record for most goals in a season with 26
  • Two-year letterwinner in basketball
 
Personal
  • Birthday is April 18
  • Daughter of Greg and Kimberly Welker
  • Sister Kendra is a rower at WVU
  • Father Greg  played baseball at Frostburg State University
  • Exercise Physiology major
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

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