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  Linda Oseso
Linda Oseso

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Santa Clara, Calif.

High School:
Santa Clara HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Hammer-Shot Put

Experience:
3V

07/25/2012

Maier Named Indoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Junior Earns National Honor for Athletic, Academic Performances in 2012

06/04/2012

Cal Sends 7 to NCAA Championships

Bears Sport 4 Jumpers, Hammer Thrower and 2 Distance Runners

05/26/2012

3 More Bears Earn NCAA Championships Berths

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

05/25/2012

Two More Bears Reach NCAA Championships

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

05/23/2012

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

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