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Maria Deaviz

Throws
Position
Sophomore
Class
Souderton, Pa.
Hometown
Souderton Area High School
High School / Club
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Maria Deaviz - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

All-America
2021 Outdoor:
Shot Put (HM)

All-ACC
2021 Outdoor: Shot Put (2nd Team)

NCAA East Preliminary
2021:
Shot put

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Finished 19th at NCAA Championships with best put of 16.36m (53′ 8.25″)
• Became just the sixth Cavalier to compete in the shot put at NCAA Championships
• Qualified for NCAA Championships in shot put after placing 12th (16.08m / 52′ 9.25″) at NCAA East Preliminary Round
• Enters NCAAs ranked No. 2 among freshmen this season (17.18m / 56′ 4.5″)
• Was fourth at ACC Championships
• Set UVA shot put record at Raleigh Relays (17.18m / 56′ 4.5″) to win that competition
• Record-setting throw was more than a foot better than previous UVA mark
• Finished first at the Virginia Grand Prix (16.89m / 55′ 5″)
• Won shot put at UVA Opener and was third in discus
• Her shot put mark in UVA Opener (16.15m / 53′ 0″) was a UVA freshman record at the time
• Took first place in shot put at Virginia Invitational (15.71m / 51’ 6.5”)
• Posted PB in discus (48.99m / 160′ 9″) in discus at Virginia Challenge to place fifth
• That mark ranks No. 4 on the UVA freshman record list
• Was runner-up in shot put at Virginia Challenge (16.60m / 54′ 5.5″)
• Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Named 2021 VaSID Field Rookie of the Year
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team for Throws

2021 Indoor
• Won shot put at Virginia Tech Invitational with PB 15.43 (50′ 7.5″)
• Competed at ACC Championships

Background
• Top ranked shot put athlete in the U.S.
• Holds the 16th best all-time mark in high school for the indoor shot put
• Pennsylvania state champion in the shot put
• Holds the Souderton Area High School record holder in the shot put and discus
• Three-time Suburban one champion
• Named high school’s MVP four times
• Senior scholar student-athlete honoree

Personal
• Undeclared
• Daughter of Rosane Rodrigues