Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Amber Passalaqua
Position: Combined Events
Other Position: Indoor: Senior - Outdoor: Senior
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pine Bush, N.Y.
High School: Pine Bush
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2012, 2013 All-Pac-12


2013: Indoors, Passalaqua suffered a hamstring injury in the first meet of the season at the Lumberjack Team Challenge which bothered her throughout the duration of the 2013 campaign … In her only pentathlon of the indoor season, Passalaqua took 19th place at the MPSF Championships after failing to record a clearance in the high jump … At the Don Kirby Invitational, Passalaqua set a personal-best time of 8.92 in the 60-meter hurdles … Outdoors, she only competed in three meets for the Wildcats … At the Willie Williams Classic she had a toss of 106-11 (32.59m) in the javelin, her only event for the meet … She returned to action at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual where she competed in the 200 meters, high jump, shot put and javelin … In the meet, she threw the javelin 107-2 (32.66m), a personal-best toss … She high jumped 5-6.5 (1.69m), threw the shot put 35-8.75 (10.89m) and ran the 200-meter sprint in 26.35 … At the Pac-12 Championships, Passalaqua took eighth place for the second-straight year, totaling 4,773 points and adding a point to the women’s total … She had a personal-best mark of the 36-4.75 (11.09m) in the shot put.

2012: Indoors, Passalaqua scored for the Wildcats at the MPSF Championships, taking eighth place in the pentathlon with a total of 3,632 points … Her personal-best score of 3,682 points came at the Razorback Invitational, good for fifth place … Outdoors, Passalaqua posted a personal-best score of 5,096 points in the heptathlon at the Pac-12 Championships, good for eighth place overall and all-conference honors … At the Jim Click Shootout, Passalaqua scored 5,024 points and took 11th place overall.

BEFORE ARIZONA: Competed for one season at Syracuse … Finished 4th in the outdoor heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with 4,507 points … Won the heptathlon at the Cortland Classic Invitational, finishing with 4,747 points … Scored 3,330 points in the indoor pentathlon at the BIG EAST Championships and took sixth.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Pine Bush High School … Served as the team captain and was named team MVP in 2009 and 2010 … She was the NYS pentathlon state champion in 2009 and 2010 … Also was an All-American her senior year … A member of the state champion medley relay team in 2008.

PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Keith and Cherie Ramsey … Her brother, Joseph, was on the track and field team at Delaware … Majoring in pre-business.