Track & Field Honors
Indoor All-American (Triple Jump - '09)
NEW MEXICO:All-American triple jumper who is expected to redshirt indoors and make her 2010 debut this spring...redshirted the 2009 outdoor season after she became the first woman in UNM history to earn indoor All-America honors...two-time MWC Indoor bronze medalist in one of the nation's premier triple jumping conferences...the Lobos' indoor record holder in the event and ranks No. 2 on the all-timer TJ performers list outdoors...was the first UNM woman to compete in the event at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships...also a regional qualifier and all-MWC caliber long jumper, where she ranks 3rd all-time at UNM...three-time Academic all-MWC honoree.
2010: (outdoor)Came back from her redshirt season on fire...broke the 20-year-old school record in the triple jump with a first place finish of 43-10.75 at the Texas Relays...recorded first place finishes in the TJ at both the Brutus Hamilton Invitational and the Don Kirby Invitational...captured the silver at the MWC Championships to earn All-MWC honors with a mark of 43-03.25...qualified for NCAA Preliminaries (holding the 4th best mark in the country) where she hit a mark of 42-09.75 to head to NCAA Finals...earned All-American honors being in the top-8 of American finishers with a mark of 41-10.50 at the NCAA Finals
(indoor) Capped her finest season by becoming the first UNM woman in program history to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships...finished 12th overall, but sixth among U.S. citizens with a best mark of 42-02.00...broke her own school record two weeks earlier at the Air Force Academy with a jump of 43-01.75 to finish third in the loaded MWC Championship field...was one of three triple jump All-Americans from the conference...surpassed the 42-foot mark four times on the season, including victories in the home opener and ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa...also led the team in the long jump with an indoor career-best 18-09.75 in an eighth place finish at the MWC Championships...No. 2 on the team in the 60 (7.80)... Academic All-MWC.
(indoor) Broke Lavern Clarke's 18-year-old triple jump record and surpassed her previous best by over 2 1/2 feet with an NCAA provisional qualifying jump of 42-07.00 (T-19th nationally) at the MWC Championships...earned all-MWC honors for the first time with a 3rd place finish - 3 spots higher than her seed and the best by a Lobo since 2003...competed 6 times, including 5 triple jump events...jumped over 40 feet in her final 3 meets with a victory at Washington's last chance meet (40-10.25).
(indoor) Was the Lobos' No. 2 triple jumper (7th MCW) in her debut season, recording a top mark of 39-05.25 in a 7th place finish at the MWC Championships in Albuquerque...also had a season-best mark of 17-06.75 in the long jump at the MWC meet (16th)...12 competitions in 6 meets.
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2006 graduate of Albuquerque Highland High School...competed for head coach Elmer Martinez...Gatorade Girl's Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the state of New Mexico in `06...one of the nation's premier triple jumpers as a senior with a top mark of 39-09.50...was easily the best in the state despite being hampered with an injured quad much of the season...won the class 5A TJ title with a leap of 38-08.00 (wind-aided)...set the state meet record with her 2nd-best mark, a wind-legal 38-06.75...won the event at the Great Southwest Classic (38-04.25) as well...state long jump champion with a mark of 18-00.25...best LJ mark of '06 was 18-03.50...also recruited by Arizona, UNLV and New Mexico State...3-year letterwinner, playing guard for the Hornet basketball team.
PERSONAL:Born in Albuquerque, N.M...full name is Deanna Ashia Young...daughter of Eddie and Mary Young...double major in Psychology and Criminology.
COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR