2005-06 (Freshman): UMass' top thrower competing in the shot put, discus, weight throw, and hammer throw ... holds both the outdoor and indoor UMass shot put records ... ranks third all-time at UMass in the discus ... qualified for the outdoor ECAC Championships ... won the shot put and the discus twice during the outdoor season ... had two first-place finishes in the shot put during the indoor season ... named A-10 Co-Rookie of the Week (4/24) once and UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week twice (1/30, 4/10) ... Outdoor Track: Finished third in the shot put (42-8.25) and fifth in the hammer (148-4) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... twice set the school record in the shot put ... first broke the mark with a toss of 43-feet, 10.5 inches at the UNH Wildcat Invitational (4/8) ... set the new record by nearly a foot a week later at the Brown Invitational (4/15) with her season-best throw of 44-feet, 10.25 inches ... had the third longest discus throw in school history (144-10) at the UConn Invitational (4/22) ... Indoor Track: Set the school shot put record three times ... took third in the shot put (42-5.5) and ninth in the weight throw (41-3.25) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... had her season-best and school record shot put effort (44-5.5) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... also had her top weight throw of the season at the Valentine Invitational with a heave of 45-feet, 0.5 inch ... took eighth-place at the New England Championships (2/27) in the shot put (42-0).
Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School who was the Pennsylvania High School Discus Champion as a senior ... her top throw in high school of 159-feet, eight-inches is nearly two feet farther than the Atlantic 10 Championship record of 157-feet, 10 inches set in 1997 by Michelle Fournier of Rhode Island ... that mark in the discus is the second-best throw in Western Pennsylvania history ... was also a state qualifier in the shot put during her senior year ... has a personal-best mark of 43-feet, 5.75 inches in the shot ... was the 2005 WPIAL Champion in the discus and runner-up in the shot put ... as a junior in 2004 was the WPIAL champion in the shot and runner-up in the discus ... took 5th in the shot and 9th in the discus at the state championships that season ... her top marks in the shot and discus are both school records ... named the school's Best Female Athlete ... also a member of the soccer team earning the Most Improved Goalie and Most Improved Player Awards ... was a honor roll student each of her four years earning the Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior.
Personal: Jordan Jeannean Veney ... born Dec. 31, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... daughter of Michele Veney ... has one sister, Alexis ... intends to major in geology ... member of her high school drum line which was a five-time Chapter 8 Champion and in 2003 earned Best Drumline ... assisted in the strength and conditioning of her high school girls soccer team.
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