Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.
2017 Outdoor: Scored in the discus at the BIG EAST Championships for the second straight year ... Tallied a sixth place finish with a throw of 35.52 meters at the conference meet, and also placed 12th in the hammer with a personal best mark of 36.07 meters ... Competed at a total of six meets during the season ... Her top throw of the season in the discus was 38.67 meters in a first place finish at the Haverford Invitational ... Also came in third in the hammer with a measurement of 27.88 meters at that meet ... Opened the season at the Penn Challenge with marks of 36.69 meters in the discus and 32.48 meters in the hammer ... Came in 13th in the championship section of the discus at the Colonial Relays with a throw of 35.89 meters ... Finished fifth in the discus at the Sam Howell Invitational (37.55m) ... Came in sixth in the discus (38.14m) and threw the hammer for a distance of 25.91 meters at the Lions Invitational.
2017 Indoor: Competed four times in the shot put during the season ... Recorded a personal best mark of 11.35 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Tallied a mark of 11.33 meters at the Villanova Invitational ... Made her season debut with a throw of 10.63 meters at the Villanova Open ... Recorded a distance of 10.79 meters at the BIG EAST Championships.
2016 Outdoor: Recorded personal best marks in the discus and the hammer during the season, and competed in both events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Scored in the discus with a sixth place finish and a throw of 39.44 meters at the conference meet ... Finished 11th in the hammer with a personal best throw of 35.80 meters ... In the first outdoor meet of her collegiate career, came in fourth in the discus with a personal best result of 40.99 meters and also came in 12th in the hammer with a mark of 32.69 meters ... Competed at five other meets in the discus ... Tallied a fifth place finish in the unseeded section at the Colonial Relays (38.35m) ... Placed sixth at the Sam Howell Invitational (38.93m), seventh at the Princeton Outdoor Invite (37.90m) and ninth at the Lions Invitational (38.56m) ... Recorded a throw of 36.45 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational.
2015-16 Indoor: Competed seven times in the shot put and three times in the weight throw during her first collegiate season ... Established personal best marks in both events during the year ... Notched a 10th place finish with a throw of 10.92 meters in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships ... Her personal best mark of 11.13 meters came in a 16th place finish at the FastTrack National Invite ... Won the weight throw with a mark of 10.85 meters in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she also was the runner-up in the shot put with a distance of 9.84 meters ... Tallied marks of 10.13 meters in the shot put and 9.50 meters in the weight throw at the Villanova Open ... Also competed in both events at the Gotham Cup, where she measured distances of 10.66 meters in the shot put and 10.02 meters in the weight throw ... Placed 15th in the shot put with a throw of 10.56 meters at the Covert Classic ... Had a mark of 10.22 meters in the shot put at the Villanova Invitational.
Manheim Township High School: Earned four varsity letters in track & field while competing in the 100 meters, 200 meters, shot put and discus ... Also was a varsity swimmer her sophomore year ... Earned a sixth place finish in the discus at the 2015 PIAA state championships, where her throw of 39.04 meters was a personal best and also broke a school record that had stood for over 30 years ... In addition to holding the school record in the discus, recorded throws in the shot put that rank in the top five on the school's performance list during both her junior and senior seasons ... Two-time district qualifier in the discus as a junior and a senior ... Also a district qualifier in the shot put as a senior and was a New Balance Nationals qualifier in the discus ... Recipient of her school's Joanne Walker Award as a senior ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Four-year member of Interact Club through Rotary International ... Founder of her high school's first vegetable garden as a senior.
Personal: Born 4/3/97 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Oldest of three children of Shawn and Elizabeth Zimmerman ... Has two younger siblings, Samantha (18) and Henry (16) ... Father played college football at Bowling Green from 1985-89 and was an inside linebacker ... Hobbies include learning about French culture, writing and cooking ... Chose to attend Villanova for the quality of the education, the size of the school, the warmth of the campus community and the strong alumni network ... Political Science major with minors in Business and Marketing ... Completed the Business minor through Villanova's Summer Business Institute.
Shot Put 11.35 Meters 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
Weight Throw 10.85 Meters 2015 Jack Pyrah Invitational
Discus 40.99 Meters 2016 Penn Challenge
Hammer 36.07 Meters 2017 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Discus 6th 2016 Outdoor, 2017 Outdoor