Highlights and interviews from DePaul Invitational at Lane Tech Stadium.
Career Notes: Competed at the 2011 Canadian Senior Championships in the javelin and discus throw events, taking third in both...named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2012.
2011-12 (Senior) Indoor: Broke the DePaul record in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a career-bestthrow of 14.92m...qualified for the BIG EAST Championships with every throw she made all season in the shot put...won the Blue and Gold Invitational with a throw of 14.51m...finished in the top eight at all seven meets, including three top four finishes...threw a career-best 17.36m in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished sixth...won the weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a throw of 17.08m...finished in the top eight at four out of six meets.
Outdoor: Competed eight times in the discus throw, finishing in the top five every time...threw a career best 49.42m at the Oliver Nikoloff in a second-place finish...won the DePaul Invitational (49.32m), FSU Relays (49.31m), the Drake Relays (49.14m), and the Chicagoland Championships (44.94m)...placed fourh at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 48.69m...competed seven times in the javelin throw, finishing in the top three six times...won the DePaul Invitational with a throw of 48.72m and the Chicagoland Championships with a throw of 44.05m...placed second at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 48.98m...threw a season-best 51.75m while finishing second at the FSU Relays...competed five times in the shot put, finishing in the top 10 every time, including three finishes in the top five...won the DePaul Invitational with a throw of 13.48m...made a career-best throw of 14.08m at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished ninth...finished third at the Chicagoland Championships with a throw of 13.03m...competed three times in the hammer throw...placed third at the DePaul Invitational with a throw of 46.35m.
2010-11 (Junior) Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus, javelin, and hammer throw...finished as high as second place in the shot put when she notched a 12.85m distance at the DePaul Invitational...registered six top-six throws in the discus event...took first in the discus at the DePaul Invitational with a throw of 42.11m...her season-best javelin throw of 48.38m earned her third place at the Cardinal Invitational...placed third three other times in the discus: at the 49er Classic (45.36m), the Mike Poehlein Invitational (46.08m), and the Stan Lyons Invitational (45.45m)...her career-best javelin throw of 54.88m earned her first place at the DePaul Invitational...also took home first place in the javelin at the ISU Duals (49.85m) and took home second at the 49er Classic (43.46m) and the Cardinal Invitational (45.09m)...placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championship in the javelin with a throw of 46.48m...finished fourth in the javelin throw at the NCAA Preliminaries with a throw of 50.42m, her second furthest of the season...also established a career-best mark in the hammer throw when she reached a distance of 49.08 at the ISU Duals...with a hammer throw of 48.92m, garnered a 12th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.
2009-10 (Sophomore) Indoor: Placed 11th in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championship after logging a career-best throw of 13.45m... surpassed conference qualifying standards in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays with a distance of 15.57m... placed third in the shot put at the Purdue Invitational following a 13.39m performance... finished in third place in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener after recording a throw of 15.01m.
Outdoor: Placed eighth in the javelin with a personal-record throw of 50.09m at the NCAA Championship West Preliminaries to advance to the NCAA Championship... placed 22nd at the NCAA Championship... was the runner-up javelin champion at the 2010 BIG EAST Championship... qualified for the NCAA prelims in both the javelin and the discus throws... extended the DePaul record in the discus to 48.51m at the Cardinal Twilight... qualified for BIG EAST Championship in three of the four throwing events... placed fifth in the discus at BIG EAST meet... set a new PR in the hammer at the Billy Hayes Invitational with a distance of 45.72m... personal-best shot put set at 13.73m... placed 14th in the shot put at the league championships with a throw of 13.60m
2008-09 (Freshman) Indoor: Owned the top three shot put performances for the Blue Demons... registered a total of four BIG EAST qualifying marks in the shot put including a personal-best distance of 13.40m recorded at the Indiana Relays... placed fifteenth at the league championships with a shot put of 12.93m... improved her career-best weight throw to 13.68m at the Purdue Invitational and repeated that performance at the Bob Eubanks Open.
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships after logging a javelin throw of 44.61m to place fourth at the BIG EAST Championships... bettered her personal-record in the javelin with a seventh place throw of 46.16m at the Mideast Regionals... set a career-best discus throw at the Sun Angel Track Classic with a distance of 44.49m... placed seventh in the discus at the league championships with a throw of 43.98m... had the Blue Demon top performances in the both the discus and the shot put... season-best shot put came at the Mike Poehlein Invitaitonal with a distance of 12.29... logged a season-best hammer throw at the same meet after hitting a mark of 40.20m.
High School: Personal-best marks: javelin, 46.41m; discus, 46.38m, shot put, 12.74m... holds school records in the javelin, discus, and shot put... 2008 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association Champion in the javelin... an accomplished badminton player... 2007 Provincial Champion in the discus, javelin, shot put, and hammer... competed at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials... 2008 Canadian Junior National Champion in javelin... member of the 2007 Canadian Youth National Team to represent Canada at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Personal: Daughter of Atilla and Monique Kovacs... has an older brother, Paul, and a younger brother, Adam...Adam also throws at DePaul...brother Paul played basketball at Laurentian... mother was a track and field athlete at the University of Toronto... majoring in communication and media.