Track & Field

 Rebecca Famurewa
Rebecca  Famurewa


Brecksville, Ohio

High School:
Brecksville-Broadview Heights




61 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate

Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at Rupp Arena


Eighteen to be Inducted into Frank G. Ham Society of Character

UK student-athletes to be inducted on Tuesday, honored at Rupp Arena


Famurewa Opens Season With School-Record Weight Throw

Wildcats open 2015 season at home with some strong performances


10 Track & Field Wildcats Named All-American

Six Women, Four Men earn Honors


Harrison & Peare Advance on Day Two at NCAA Championships

Fifth-ranked UK women's team sends two Wildcats into running finals on Thursday

Collegiate Bests
SP: 51'6.25/15.70M | DT: 187'4"/57.09M | HT: 198'8"/60.56M | WT:

  • Three-Time Honorable Mention All-America (2013, 2014 Discus, 2014 Hammer Throw)
  • USATF Junior Championship Silver Medalist - Discus Throw (2013)
  • SEC Bronze Medal - Discus Throw (2013)
  • UK Freshman Record Holder - Discus Throw (2013)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team - Weight Throw (2013)

2015 (Junior)
Indoor - Broke the UK school record in the weight throw each of the first two weeks of 2015 ... Won the McCravy Memorial Weight Throw with a PR mark of 21.61M.

2014 (Sophomore)
- NCAA Championships qualifier in both the Discus and Hammer Throw ... Finished 19th in the discus and 21st in the hammer ... Placed fourth in the SEC Championships in the hammer throw ... Just missed a scoring spot, finishing ninth in the SEC Shot Put.
Indoor - Scored in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 63'6.75"/19.37M.

2013 (Freshman)

Outdoor - SEC bronze medalist in the discus ... NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier, where she earned Honorable Mention All-America status ... Competed at the USA Track and Fiel Championships, where she won the Junior Silver Medal and finished 13th in the senior event ... Competed at the Pan-American Games ... Was the No. 4 qualifier into the NCAA discus semifinals out of East Prelims ... UK freshman discus record 57.09 meters / 187' 4" was recorded in win at Kentuckiana Border Battle ... Top discus throw is just four inches short of the Kentucky record ... Top discus throw ranks second in the SEC and fourth in the nation ... Collegiate-best hammer throw 53.64M / 176' 0" came in win at Heart of the Bluegrass Classic ... Originally set UK freshman discus record in win at Texas Relays.

Indoor - Freshman All-SEC Selection ... SEC weight throw scorer with personal-best 18.75 meters / 61' 6.26" to place eighth ... collegiate-best shot put 14.43 meters / 47' 4.25" came in third-place showing at Hoosier Open.

- Finished 12that the USA Junior Championship in the discus ... Her mark was 44.87m/147-02.

High School
Helped guide her track and field team to a conference championship as a freshman, a district championship as a sophomore and another conference championship as a junior ... Named first team All-Conference in the shot put as a sophomore ... First team All-Conference as a junior and senior in shot put and discus ... Finished second at the state meet in the shot put as a junior, and fifth as a senior ... Finished third in the discus at the state meet as a junior, and second as a senior ... Finished third in the shot put and discus at the Midwest Meet of Champions for Team Ohio as a senior ... Holds the school record, district and conference records for the shot put. Holds the school and district records for the discus ... Coached by John Szackas, Amy Mauceri and Tara Gruskiewicz ... Also played basketball for four years, volleyball as a freshman sophomore and junior and in the band all four years ... Basketball team won sectional and district championships during her junior year, and the sectional championship during her senior year ... First team All-Conference honorable mention in basketball as a sophomore ... First team All-Conference selection in basketball as a junior and senior ... Volleyball team won the conference, sectional and district championships during her junior year ... First-team All-Conference honorable mention as a junior in volleyball.

Daughter of Braysley and Stella Famurewa.

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