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Tori Paterra
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elizabeth, Pa.
High School: Elizabeth Forward
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2012-2013: Threw the shotput on seven separate occasions during the indoor track and field season...recorded her season best put of 43-7.75 at both the IPFW Mastodon Opener and the Tom Wright Classic....won the javelin throw at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite with a throw of 154-0...won the javelin throw at the All-Ohio Championships with a career-high throw of 165-8...finished third at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a javelin throw of 154-0....finished 10th at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round with a javelin throw of 154-11...went on to the NCAA Championships where she placed 21st with a javelin throw of 139-4.

2011-12: 1st Team All-American and NCAA Regional qualifier ... Indoors, threw the shotput on eight separate occasions, recording her season best put of 44-1.75 at the MAC Indoor Championships (9th place). Outdoors, threw the javelin and the shotput ... won the Vanderbilt Black & Gold meet with a javelin throw of 141-8 ... her season best javelin throw of 49.67 came at the NCAA Division I Championships (7th place) ... her career long put of 44-4.5 came at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold meet (12th place).

2010-11: Honorable Mention All-America ... NCAA Championships Qualifier ... First-Team All-MAC (outdoors) ... Indoors, competed only in the shot put, doing so at five meets ... placed eighth in the shot put at the MAC Indoor Championships with a personal-best heave of 13.39m/43-11.25 ... improved her shot put distance at each meet, taking fourth at the Ball State Quadrangular (12.78m/41-11.25). Outdoors, qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin, finishing 20th with a throw of 44.53m/146-1 ... earned a spot at the NCAA meet by finishing seventh at the NCAA East Prelims with a heave of 47.36m/155-4 ... won the javelin at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 48.99m/160-8 ... set the school record in the javelin at the season-opening Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational with a toss of 49.91m/163-9, which earned her first place ... also won the javelin at the Missouri Relays (44.11m/144-8), the Miami Invitational (48.61m/159-5) and the RedHawk Invitational (41.01m/134-6) ... was the runner-up in the javelin at the Polytan Invitational (41.69m/136-9) ... fired top six javelin throws in school history (post-1999 under the new rule) ... also competed some in the shot put, posting a season-best throw of 13.30m/43-7.75 at the Vanderbilt meet to take fourth place ... finished 10th in the shot put at the MAC Outdoor Championships (12.71m/41-8.5).

High School: Earned four letters in track at Elizabeth Forward HS under coach John Walsh ... captain of the track team in her senior year ... named All-Pennsylvania in track in 2009 and 2010 for indoor and outdoor, after making the state meet from 2008-2010 both indoors and outdoors ... twice tabbed McKeesport Daily News Athlete of the Year ... set school records in the shot put (42-9) and javelin (162-9) ... also received two letters in softball as a catcher and one letter in basketball.

Personal: Born in July of 1992 in McKeesport, Pa. ... daughter of Kathy and Greg Paterra ... father (Greg) played football for Slippery Rock University and played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions ... a sport studies major.

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