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April Sinkler
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'7"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Major: Preprofessional Health Studies
Career Honors
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, Indoor Triple Jump (2011)
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, Outdoor Long Jump (2011)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, Indoor Long Jump (2011)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, Outdoor High Jump & Triple Jump (2011)
• USTFCCCA Indoor All-American, Long Jump & Triple Jump (2010)
• USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American, Long Jump & Triple Jump (2010)
• NCAA Qualifier, Indoor High Jump (2009-10) & Long Jump (2009-11)
• NCAA Qualifier, Indoor (2010-11) & Outdoor Triple Jump (2010-11)
• NCAA Qualifier, Outdoor Long Jump (2010-11)
• NCAA Provisional Qualifier, Indoor Triple Jump (2008-09)
• ACC Most Valuable Indoor Field Event Athlete (2009-11)
• ACC Most Valuable Outdoor Field Event Athlete (2010-11)
• ACC Champion, Indoor High Jump & Long Jump (2009-10)
• ACC Champion, Outdoor High Jump (2010-11) & Long Jump (2010)
• All-ACC, Indoor High Jump, Long Jump & Triple Jump (2011)
• All-ACC, Outdoor Long Jump (2011)
• USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor (2010-11) & Outdoor Field Event Athlete-of-the-Year (2010-11)
• All-East Region, High Jump (2009)
• NCAA East Region Qualifier, High Jump, Long Jump & Triple Jump (2008)
• USA Junior All-American, High Jump & Long Jump (2008)
• USA Championships Participant, Long Jump (2010-11) & Triple Jump (2010)
• NACAC U23 Championships Silver Medalist, High Jump (2010)
• NACAC U23 Championships Bronze Medalist, Long Jump (2010)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks first in Clemson history in the indoor and outdoor high jump, first in the indoor long jump, first in the outdoor long jump, & third in the indoor and outdoor triple jump.

2010-11 Outdoor Highlights
• NCAA qualifier in high jump, long jump and triple jump; she is the first athlete in Clemson history to qualify for NCAA outdoor nationals in all three events
• First-team All-American in the long jump with an eighth-place finish and mark of 21'2.75"; second-team All-America in the high jump and triple jump
• Broke Clemson's Rock Norman Track record with a long jump of 21'9.5", also a personal best, on May 14 at the Final Qualifier
• Earned seventh individual ACC title by winning the high jump with a 5'11.5" clearance
• ACC runner-up in the long jump, she hit a mark of 20'3"
• Hit a long jump mark of 20'9.25" at the NCAA East Prelims in Bloomington
• Season-best in the high jump was 6'0" clearance in a win at the Clemson Final Qualifier
• Season-best in triple jump was a mark of 42'11" at the Texas Relays; she was a scorer at the conference meet in that event as well
• Competed in the long jump at the USA Championships in Eugene, OR and was 13th with a leap of 20'10.5"

2010-11 Indoor Highlights
• NCAA runner-up in the triple jump, a personal best finish for Sinkler; she hit an outstanding mark of 44'2" in the finals
• Second-team All-American in the long jump after finishing 10th with a leap of 20'1.75"
• Automatic qualifier in the long jump after hitting a season-best mark of 21'1.5" at the ACC Championships
• Finished in the runner-up position at ACCs in both the high jump (5'10.5") and long jump
• Qualified for NCAAs in the triple jump with a mark of 42'11.75" in a third-place showing at the ACC Championships
• Named Most Valuable Indoor Field Athlete at the ACC Championships for the third straight season
• Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Year for second straight season

2009-10 Outdoor Highlights
• Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships in long jump and triple jump
• Earned All-America status in both events; her best NCAA finish was 10th in the long jump (20'4.25"), where she was just one centimeter shy of advancing into the finals
• Placed 15th in the triple jump with mark of 41'9.75"
• Placed sixth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Greensboro
• Captured first-ever ACC championships by winning both high jump and long jump in the meet held at Clemson's Rock Norman Track
• Broke school outdoor record with 6'1.25" clearance in high jump at Georgia Tech
• Hit personal outdoor best in long jump (21'1.25") at Georgia Tech as well in a three-way meet
• Scored a mark of 43'6" at the East Prelims in the triple jump, third-best jump in school history; she placed fourth in the event at the ACC Championships as well
• Named ACC's Most Valuable Field Event Athlete for the third time in her career, but it was her first-ever outdoor honor
• Named Southeast Region Field Event Athlete-of-the-Year by the USTFCCCA for both seasons
• Produced season-best 21'4.25" long jump and placed seventh in the event at the USA Championships in Des Moines, IA
• Earned silver medal in high jump (5'11.25") and bronze in the long jump (20'9.25") at the NACAC U23 Championships, she also finished fourth in the triple jump

2009-10 Indoor Highlights
• Qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in three different events, for the second straight season
• Automatic NCAA qualifier in both the long jump and high jump, she won ACC championships in both events for the second straight year
• All-American in both the long jump and triple jump; scored for Tigers with seventh-place finish and personal best 43'7.25" in triple jump
• Won the ACC long jump crown with a school record distance of 21'6", on her third preliminary attempt
• Won the high jump by surpassing the six-foot mark, a first in Clemson women's track & field history; set school record with 6'0.75" clearance
• Named ACC's Most Valuable Field Event Athlete for second straight season
• Fell just one centimeter shy of an automatic qualifying mark in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Placed fourth at the ACC Championships for the second straight season in the triple jump, making her the highest scoring field event athlete at the league meet

2008-09 Highlights
• Red-shirted the outdoor season
• Named ACC's Most Valuable Field Event Athlete at the indoor meet after winning her first-ever conference championships in the high jump and long jump
• Established school records in both events, she cleared 5'11.5" in the high jump and then hit an automatic NCAA qualifying mark of 21'4.25" in the long jump
• First high jump champion ever in women's track & field at the ACC level for Clemson, she was also the first long jump champion for the Tigers on the women's side since Gisele Oliveira in 2004
• Was selected to compete in both events at the NCAA Championships, but she was pulled from the competition due to an ankle injury suffered in practice
• Also an NCAA provisional qualifier in the triple jump, she recorded the third-best mark in school history with a jump of 42'8.75" in a fourth-place finish at the ACC meet

2007-08 Outdoor Highlights
• Affected much of the season by injury, she did compete in both horizontal jumps and qualified for regionals in the high jump
• Top effort in the long jump was a 19'9.5" mark at the Orange & Purple Classic, good enough to qualify her for regionals in the event
• Tied teammate Anastasia Wilson for first place at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a regional-qualifying high jump of 5'8.75", which ranks second in school history
• Finished tied for eighth in the high jump (5'7.25") with Wilson at the East Region meet
• Earned USA Junior All-America honors in both the long jump and high jump, she finished sixth in both events at the Columbus, OH meet

2007-08 Indoor Highlights
• Competed in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump, and had a strong impact in all three events for the Lady Tigers
• Scored at the ACC meet in both the long jump and triple jump, but was slowed by injury in the high jump at the league competition
• Placed fourth in the long jump (19'9.75") and fifth in the triple jump (39'3") at ACCs
• Moved into second place on Lady Tigers' all-time high jump list with a clearance of 5'8.75" at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, where she finished third
• Qualified provisionally for NCAAs in the triple jump after posting a mark of 42'2" at the Tiger Invitational in February

Brooke Point High School Highlights
• Claimed first place in the high jump at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2007
• Nike national runner-up in the triple jump
• Earned All-State honors as a senior in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump
• Led school to fifth consecutive Commonwealth District title in 2007 and won four events at the meet
• Swept the jumps at the Northwest Region meet in 2007 as well
• Named 2007 Female Track & Field Athlete-of-the-Year by the Free-Lance Star
• Also earned four varsity letters apiece in basketball and soccer; she had several scholarship offers for soccer prior to signing with Clemson

Personal
• Born 9/1/89
• Earned undergraduate degree in preprofessional health studies in August of 2011
• Daughter of Randy and Vicky Sinkler

Best Collegiate Marks
• High Jump - 6'1.25"
• Long Jump - 21'9.5"
• Triple Jump - 43'7.25"
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