Bridgid Isworth

Bridgid Isworth

Player Profile


Melbourne, Australia

Last College:
University of Melbourne


Pole Vault





Two-time Mountain West Conference champion and the best women's pole vaulter in Lobo history who will conclude her outstanding three-year career this season...UNM indoor and outdoor record holder in the event...defending MWC outdoor champion, 2003 indoor champion and a three-time indoor/outdoor all-conference honoree...first UNM woman ever to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships and just missed a trip to the 2004 outdoor championships...will vie for the conference title once again this year and could compete for a spot in the NCAA Championship field as well...will also continue to help the Lobos in the heptathlon events...tremendous student as well, earning Academic All-MWC laurels and MWC Scholar-Athlete Awards each of the past two years...carried a 3.93 GPA during the 2003-04 season.

2004: (outdoor) Captured her first outdoor pole vault title with a clearance of 12-07.50...secured the first outdoor pole vault crown in UNM women's history with relative ease, defying her No. 5 seed to win by an easy five inches...earned the gold medal despite competing in seven events in her first career heptathlon competition over the previous two days...was eighth in the heptathlon after four events, before finishing a respectable 10th (4,298 pts.) on day two...later fell just inches short of her first NCAA Outdoor Championship berth at the Midwest Regionals...seeded 17th in the pole vault entering the meet, she sailed a season-high 12-10.00 to finish tied for fifth, forcing a head-to-head tie-breaker with Minnesota senior Monica Stevens...Stevens went on to secure the fifth and final spot in the national field with a mark of 13-01.75 in the jump-off...regional meet marked just her fourth vault competition on the year...did not make her vaulting debut until April 24, at San Diego...surpassed the regional qualifying standard for the first time on May 14, finishing second at home in the Don Kirby Invite with a mark of 12-04.00...competed in 21 track & field events, other than the pole vault, during the season...was the team's top-ranked long jumper and high jumper, and ran the third-fastest 100m hurdles time...Academic All-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...(indoor) Did not vault in either of her two meet appearances...made her multi-event debut in the pentathlon at the MWC Championships, where she finished 10th with a score of 2,743...notched the team's third-best long jump and fifth-best high jump marks.

2003: (outdoor) Competed in just two late season meets due to a painful foot injury...best performance came at the MWC Championships in Albuquerque where she finished second with a UNM stadium and outdoor record clearance of 12-11.75...actually tied the winner, Brooke LoBue of Utah, but used more attempts...was a top-5 seed at the Midwest Regionals before having to pull out due to her injury...Academic All-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...(indoor) First UNM woman ever to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing tied for 12th in the pole vault with a mark of 12-11.50...won the MWC title with a school record clearance of 13-02.50...eclipsed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark four times during the regular season...won three meets and finished second twice...ranked among the Trackwire "Dandy Dozen" throughout the year, finishing the season at No. 12.


Ranked third in Australia and 34th in the world with a personal-record leap of 14-01.25 in 2002...bronze medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England...2001 Australian University Games champion...Australian junior record holder for under-18 and U-20 groups...2000 Australian Junior champion...runner-up in open national competition...sixth place at 2000 World Junior Championship meet...competed for the Box Hill club team under coach Mark Stewart.


1999 graduate of Carey Grammar school.


Born on Oct. 15, 1981 in Melbourne, Australia...age is 23...daughter of Bernard and Gerardine Isworth...has two siblings, Claire (29) and Phillipa (28)...has a strong gymnastics background and is an Australian Rules Football fan...would like to pursue a career in public relations or motivational speaking...majoring in Communications and Journalism, with a minor in History.


Pole Vault: 12-11.75


Pole Vault: 13-02.50