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Marissa Tschida
Position: Javelin
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior

 

Marissa Tschida
Marissa Tschida
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missoula, Montana

High School:
Loyola Sacred Heart High

Height:
5-8

Event:
Javelin



TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2009-10): Outdoor - Broke own school record with javelin throw of 56.71m/186-1 at Texas Relays (4/3/10, Austin)...won Pac-10 Championship with toss of 52.80m/173-3 (5/16/10, Berkeley)...finished second at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin with javelin throw of 52.37m/171-10...took fourth place at NCAA Championships with toss of 51.79m/169-11 (6/12/10, Eugene)...earned second All-America honors...competed for Team USA at NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Under-23 Championships finished as top USA javelin thrower but third overall with heave of 50.07m/164-3 (Miramar, Fla.).

SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Outdoor - Broke school javelin record with heave of 55.38m/181-8 at WSU-Washington Dual Meet (5/2/09, Seattle)...top collegiate thrower at Mt. SAC Relays (53.63m/175-11)...fourth place at Pac-10 Championships (48.54m/159-3)...finished fifth at NCAA West Regional (48.60m/159-5)...took sixth place in javelin at NCAA Championships (5/12/09, Fayetteville) with throw of 50.72m/166-5 after tossing a qualifying mark of 51.36m/168-6...earned All-America status.

FRESHMAN (2007-08): Outdoor - Won Mt. SAC Relays section javelin with a throw of 49.28m/161-8, breaking freshman school record, and tossing third-best women's javelin mark all-time (4/19/08, Walnut)...named the Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week for April 14-20...took third place at Pac-10 Championships with toss of 48.29m/158-5 (5/17/08, Tempe)...at NCAA West Regional finished fourth in javelin with mark of 48.25m/158-4 (5/31/08, Northridge)...at NCAA Championships threw javelin 47.73m/156-7 on third attempt during qualifying round which was 18th-best overall and did not advance to final...at 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Championships finished fourth after best throw of 49.03m/160-10 (6/20/08, Columbus, Ohio)...has a tattoo of a cheetah on her left shoulder and has named the tattoo Chester...named to USTFCCCA Div. I Women's All-Academic team.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Earned nine varsity letters at Loyola Sacred Heart...two in cross country and four in track and field for coach Scott Marron...three in basketball for coach Cara Cocchiarella...six-time individual state champion in track, four times in the javelin, member of 4x100m relay as a sophomore, and 4x400m relay as a junior...team state track championship as sophomore...team state cross country champions as sophomore...state champion in basketball as a junior (26-0) and all-state in basketball senior season as Rams went 25-2 (53-game winning streak)...battled injuries as senior, throwing around three throws per meet...went undefeated in javelin...also threw shot put...state record holder in javelin of 158-5...mark was fourth-best nationally for prep girls in 2007...selected Track & Field News No. 1 All-American in javelin...won javelin at 2007 USA Junior Outdoor Track Championships with toss of 48.21m/158-2 (6/22/07, Indianapolis)...finished third at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships with javelin throw of 44.82m/147-0 (7/7/07, São Paulo, Brazil).

PERSONAL Born in July 1989 in Missoula, Mont....father Brad is a powdered milk distributor, and mother Leslee is a tax credit underwriter...older brothers Chris and Nate...older sister Kim...National Honor Society secretary...Outstanding Achievement Award in accounting, English and AP US history...named Cougar Pride Academic Salute recipient for 2009-10 (twelve student-athletes are selected for their athletic achievement, academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and exemplary community service with a 3.0+ GPA...majoring in psychology.

TSCHIDA'S WSU BEST
Javelin - 56.71m / 186-1 SR (2010)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCE
2010 Javelin 1st 52.80m / 173-3 2009 Javelin 4th 48.54m / 159-3 2008 Javelin 3rd 48.29m / 158-5

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCE 2010 Javelin 2nd 52.37m / 171-10 2009 Javelin 5th 48.60m / 159-5 2008 Javelin 4th 48.25m / 158-4

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE 2010 Javelin 4th 51.79m / 169-11 2009 Javelin 6th 50.72m / 166-5 (51.36m/168-6 in qualifying) 2008 Javelin 18th 47.73m / 156-7