Track and Field
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Christy Gasparino
Player Profile:
Christy Gasparino 824939
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Multi-Events
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
Career Honors
• NCAA Qualifier, Outdoor Pole Vault (2012)
• All-ACC, Outdoor Pole Vault (2012)
• All-ACC Academic, Indoor Track & Field (2012-13)
• All-ACC Academic, Outdoor Track & Field (2012-13)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic (2011-12)
• USA Junior Championships Participant, Pole Vault (2011)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks second in Clemson history in the indoor and outdoor pole vault.

2012-13 Outdoor Highlights
• Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the pole vault, where she cleared a pair of heights
• Best performance of the season came at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, where she went over the bar at 13’1.5”
• Fourth-place finisher at the ACC Championships in Raleigh, NC

2012-13 Indoor Highlights
• Best clearance of the season was 13’2.25” at the Virginia Tech Qualifier, one week prior to the NCAA Championships

2011-12 Outdoor Highlights
• Punched ticket to her first NCAA Championships competition by virtue of matching her school record with 13’5.25” clearance in the NCAA East Preliminary Round; staved off elimination by clearing 12’11.5” on final attempt
• Third Tiger female vaulter to advance to a national meet and second straight, joining Joana Costa (2003) and Lauren Terstappen (2011)
• Finished 19th at the national meet with jump of 12’9.5”
• Earned first career All-ACC certificate with bronze medal finish and 13’1.5” clearance at the league meet in Charlottesville
• First cleared her outdoor personal best of 13’5.25” at the UCF Invitational

2011-12 Indoor Highlights
• Tied for sixth at the ACC Championships in Boston with a 12’10” clearance
• Season and indoor personal best of 13’1.75” came at the Tiger Paw Invitational in a home meet
2010-11 Outdoor Highlights
• Tied for seventh in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, IN after qualifying with a season-best 12'10"/3.91m clearance at the Aggie Classic in Greensboro, NC
• Tied teammate Lauren Terstappen for fifth place at the USA Junior Championships in Eugene, OR with 12'5.5" clearance

2010-11 Indoor Highlights
• Best performance was a 12-foot clearance (3.66m) at the Tiger Tuneup in February, the week before the ACC Championships

Darien High School Highlights
• 2009 All-American in the pentathlon with an eighth-place finish at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships
• Won five state championships in 2010, including two in the high jump, two in the high hurdles, and the heptathlon
• Established six school records: indoor/outdoor high jump, indoor/outdoor triple jump, pentathlon and heptathlon
• Three-time team MVP earned six varsity letters in track & field
• Coached by Steve Norris and Al Granite

• Born 8/4/92
• Daughter of Mike and Ruth Gasparino
• Brother, Michael, plays football at Dickinson College
• Major is health science
• Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Best Collegiate Mark
• Pole Vault - 13’5.25”/4.10m
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