The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and field teams will compete in the finals of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
At the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona added seven additional entries to the program's total for the finals in Eugene.
After a rain-delayed second day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona had five student-athletes advance to finals of the NCAA Championships.
After the first day of the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona had three student-athletes advance to finals of the NCAA Championships.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and fields will compete in the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on May 23-25.
Two-time NCAA Outdoor All-American
2011 NCAA Indoor All-American
2012: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season ... Gibson did compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials, representing the University of Arizona ... In the women's discus, Gibson had a mark of 177-2 in the preliminary round, good for a spot in the final ... She took 12th place in the final with a toss of 148-4 ... She also competed in the shot put, posting a mark of 55-2 in the preliminary round and advancing to the final ... Gibson's toss of 55-8.5 was good for ninth place in the final of the shot put.
2011: One of the top incoming recruits in the country in the throwing events, Gibson did not disappoint en route to one of the more impressive freshman campaigns in school history ... Set UA top-10 marks in the shot put, discus and hammer throw events and became just the second student-athlete in school history to accomplish the feat and the only one to have at least a top-six mark in each event ... Earned NCAA first-team All-America honors in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, reeling off several consecutive personal records on her way to a fifth-place finish with a best throw of 185-3 and the fourth-best throw in school history ... Also earned second-team All-America distinction in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Set the UA freshman record in the event with her career-best throw of 56-0 at the Mt. SAC relays ... Posted all-conference finishes in all three of her events at the Pac-10 Championships ... Also earned second-team All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put.
HIGH SCHOOL: A star in multiple sports, she left basketball to focus on the throws to the tune of a sweep of the Wyoming state titles in both the shot put and discus events in 2009 and 2010 ... Finished 2010 with the second-best prep discus throw in the nation at 171-4 and the sixth-best prep shot put mark at 48-10.5.
PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Bernie and Billie Jo Gibson ... Has two older brothers ... Majoring in pre-education.