Linda Oseso
Linda Oseso

Player Profile
RS Senior

Santa Clara, Calif.

High School:
Santa Clara HS


Hammer-Shot Put



Maier Named Indoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Junior Earns National Honor for Athletic, Academic Performances in 2012


Cal Sends 7 to NCAA Championships

Bears Sport 4 Jumpers, Hammer Thrower and 2 Distance Runners


3 More Bears Earn NCAA Championships Berths

High Jumpers Harrison Steed, Brian Carmichael Join 5000m Runner Chelsea Reilly


Two More Bears Reach NCAA Championships

Scott Esparza Qualifies in Hammer, While Chad Jones Advances in Triple Jump


NCAA Berths on Line at West Preliminary Meet

Golden Bears Vie for Spots at National Championships This Weekend

  • Sixth on Cal's all-time performer list in the hammer with a fourth-place throw of 188-7 at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships (Kenyan record)
  • Immigrated with her family from Kenya to the United States when she was 11 in March 2001

Junior (2011): In addition the hammer, placed 10th at the conference meet in the shot put with a heave of 45-10.00 ... her best outdoor mark in the event was 46-11.75 at the Big Meet ... indoors, set a PR in the shot put (47-3.50) ... at the MPSF meet, took eighth in the shot (45-8.00) and third in the weight throw (59-1.50) ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic and to the MPSF All-Academic team. Sophomore (2010): Chosen to the MPSF All-Academic (indoors), USTFCCCA All-Academic and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic (outdoors) teams ... improved her best in the hammer to 179-2 at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet, where she finished 28th ... took 10th in the hammer at the Pac-10 Championships (160-10) ... also led the Bears in the shot put with an outdoor best of 44-4.00 at the Pac-10 meet (placed 6th) ... indoors, took sixth in the shot at the MPSF Championships (45-5.25). Redshirt-Freshman (2009): Recorded Cal's best marks in both the shot put and hammer ... top mark of 45-1 in the shot came at the Pac-10 Championships, where she finished eighth ... also 15th in the hammer at the conference meet (152-2) ... hammer season best of 157-10 came at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... during the indoor season, threw the shot 44-6.75 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in New Mexico and had a best in the weight throw of 50-2.50. Freshman (2008): Redshirted. High School: Set her Santa Clara HS record of 39-2 in the shot put as a senior ... was the El Camino League champion in the shot put and discus in her junior and senior seasons ... played two years of varsity basketball ... named a co-captain and the Most Outstanding Player or her basketball team as a senior. Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1990, in Nairobi, Kenya ... parents are Paul and Wahu Oseso ... has three sisters ... fluent in Kiswahili ... member of the Bear SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) ... interdisciplinary studies major.

Career Best Marks
Event                       Mark   Date
Shot Put       47-3.50i (14.41m)   Jan. 29, 2011
Hammer            188-7 (57.49m)   May 13, 2011
Weight Throw   59-1.50i (18.02m)   Feb. 25, 2011