McCormick, Thomas, Weiss & Woodburn named first team
Trojans have 17 individuals and 2 relay teams qualified
Trojans' strong showing in hammer throw gets day off to a good start
Freshman posts 4 season-best marks; Stein places 2nd in hammer at Oxy Invite
Several Trojans to get in extra work at Occidental Invite
THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Tamara Baumann begins her final season of throwing the hammer for USC. She was slowed by nagging injuries last season, but enters the 2012 season healthy and helps make the hammer one of USC's strongest events. Baumann sits just outside of the USC all-time top 10 with a best throw of 183-3.
2011: Placed fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 174-04 (53.13m) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 30. Took 12th in the hammer with a throw of 171-6 (52.27m) at the Pac-10 Championships held in Tucson, Ariz. Baumann had a season-best throw of 178-6 (54.41m) at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 4. Came in fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 177-05 (54.07m) at the Trojan Tri-Meet on April 1.
2010: Had a strong season, improving her personal best nearly 16 feet. Placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 174-4 (53.15m). Took second place in the hammer throw at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1 with a throw of 173-4 (52.84). Had a PR of 183-3 (55.85m) at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16, the 12th-farthest throw in school history. Also threw the hammer 182-6 to place fourth at the Trojan Invitational on March 20.
2009: Had a season best of 166-4 (50.70m) in the hammer.
BEFORE USC: Attendended Santa Monica College before transfering to USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. where she was voted the most inspirational athlete.
PERSONAL: Tamara was born on Dec. 15, 1987...Resides in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., but was born in Berlin, Germany...Is working on a Masters in Communication Management...Her mother and several aunts and uncles attended USC...Lists The Office, Once Upon a Time and Law & Order as her favorite television shows and her favorite movie is Bridesmaids...Is a Dean's List student and was the Nov. 2010 Student Athlete of the Month winner...Took part in USC's Community Bowl outreach.
CAREER BESTS: Hammer -- 183.3 (55.85)