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Filip Mihaljevic

Throws
Position
Freshman
Class
Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hometown
High School

2017 WINA Award- Top Virginia Male Athlete
2017 Bowerman Semifinalist
2017 ACC Outdoor Field Performer of the Year
2017 ACC Outdoor Championships Men’s Field MVP
2017 ACC Outdoor Scholar Athlete
2017 USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Field Athlete of the Year
2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships Shot Put Bronze Medalist
2016 Olympians
2016 ACC Outdoor Championship Men’s Field MVP
2016 ACC Outdoor Men’s Field Performer of the Year
2015 European Under-23 Shot Put Champion
2014 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year

NCAA Champion (3)
2017 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put

All-American (10)
2017 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2017 Indoor:
Discus 
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Discus, Shot Put (Second Team)
2015 Indoor: Shot Put (Second Team)
2014 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus

ACC Champion (10)
2017 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2017 Indoor: Shot Put
2016 Outdoor:
Shot Put, Discus
2016 Indoor:
Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus
2015 Indoor: Shot Put
2014 Outdoor: Discus

All-ACC (12)
2017 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus
2017 Indoor: Shot Put
2016 Indoor: Shot Put
2016 Outdoor: Shot Put Discus
2016 Indoor: Shot Put
2015 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus
2015 Indoor: Shot Put
2014 Outdoor: Shot Put, Discus

All-ACC Academic Team (6)
2017 Outdoor
2017 Indoor
2016 Indoor
2015 Outdoor
2015 Indoor
2014 Outdoor

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2017: Shot Put, Discus
2016: Shot Put, Discus
2015: Shot Put, Discus
2014: Shot Put, Discus

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2016 OUTDOOR
• NCAA Champion in shot put with Virginia-record mark of 20.71m (67′ 11.5″)
• Virginia’s first field-event NCAA Champion
• Scored the most points of any male thrower at the NCAA Championships, fourth-most of any male student-athlete
• First-Team All-American in discus, placing fifth at NCAA Championships
• ACC Championship Men’s Field MVP
• ACC Champion in shot put and discus
• Qualified for NCAA Championships in both shot put and discus for third-consecutive year
• Set season best in discus of 62.43m (204′ 10″) at ACC Championships
• Won discus at Virginia Challenge, Onesty/Abramson Invitational and Highlander Invitational
• Also won shot put at Virginia Challenge
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Competed at 2016 Rio Olympics for Croatia
• Finished 21st in shot put at Rio Olympics with throw of 19.69m

2016 INDOOR
• NCAA runner-up in shot put
• ACC Champion in shot put
• Set ACC and UVA record in shot put with mark of 20.87m (68′ 5.75″), placing third at IAAF World Indoor Championships
• Shot put champion at McCravy Memorial Meet and Fastrack National Qualifier
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team

2015 OUTDOOR
• First-Team All-American with a third place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships
• Second Team All-American with a ninth place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• Advanced from the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in both the shot put and discus for the second consecutive year
• ACC Champion in the shot put and discus
• Set the school record in the shot put with a mark of 66′ 1.75″
• Set the school record in the discus with a mark of 207′ 0″
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Won shot put at European Under-23 Championships

2015 INDOOR
• Second-Team All-American after a 14th place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• ACC Champion in the shot put
• Set school record in the indoor shot put with a mark of 64′ 5″
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

2014 OUTDOOR
• First Virginia male to qualify for two individual events at the NCAA Championships
• First-team All-American with a seventh place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships
• First-team All-American with an eighth place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships
• ACC Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year
• ACC Champion in the discus
• Earned All-ACC honors in the shot put with a third place finish at the ACC Championships
• Set school record in the shot put at 64′ 2.25″
• Season-best of 198′ 2″ in the discus was a UVa freshman record and second-best overall in school history

2014 INDOOR
• Did Not Compete

BACKGROUND

• 7-time Croatian Champion in shot put and discus
• 2nd at European Junior Championships in Shot Put in 2013

PERSONAL
• Son of Mirko and Jelica Mihaljevic
• Has an older brother, Stjpan, and an older sister, Petra
• Father was the 1987 & 1988 Yugoslavian Cross Country Champion
• Mother played volleyball in the 1st national league