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Gloria Donou
Gloria  Donou

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
East Brunswick

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
09/30/1998

Experience:
So./So.

05/13/2017

Women's Track BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.

04/27/2017

Women's Track Penn Relays

Villanova won the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay to start off the 2017 Penn Relays.

02/27/2017

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/25/17)

Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.

02/24/2017

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/24/17)

Villanova competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.

02/04/2017

Women's Track & Field at Villanova Invitational

Villanova hosted its final home meet of the indoor season, the Villanova Invitational, on February 4, 2017.

On Donou: Made immediate contributions to the Wildcats as a freshman last season ... Was a BIG EAST scorer in both the long jump and the triple jump, as well as contributing points as part of the 4x100 meter relay ... Her mark of 5.55 meters in the long jump ranks ninth overall and fifth indoors on the Wildcats all-time performance list ... Will continue to gain momentum with additional collegiate experience.

2017 Outdoor: Scored individually in the triple jump and also as part of the 4x100 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Anchored the 4x100 relay to a time of 48.70 and a fourth place finish at the conference meet ... Finished seventh in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 11.05 meters and also placed 12th in the long jump with a measurement of 5.02 meters ... Her top mark of the season in the long jump was 5.38 meters at the Penn Relays ... Tallied a seventh place finish at the Lions Invitational (5.16m) ... Came in fifth at the season-opening Penn Challenge (5.10m) ... Placed seventh in the university section of the long jump (5.11m) and registered a mark of 10.36 meters in the triple jump at the Colonial Relays.

2016-17 Indoor: Competed six times in the long jump and three times in the triple jump during the season ... Her season-best mark of 5.55 meters in the long jump ranked ninth overall and fifth indoors on the all-time Villanova performance list ... That mark came in a sixth place finish at the Gotham Cup ... Went on to score a team point in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships, where she came in eighth with a mark of 5.31 meters ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she finished fourth in both the long jump (5.30m) and the triple jump (10.72m) ... Placed 10th in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 11.32 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge, where she also tied for 13th place in the long jump with a distance of 5.12 meters ... Recorded distances of 4.89 meters in the long jump and 10.92 meters in the triple jump at the Villanova Invitational ... Finished 10th in the long jump with a mark of 5.30 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational.

East Brunswick High School:
Earned a total of six varsity letters in track & field while competing indoors and outdoors in the sprints, jumps and throws … Also played basketball as a freshman and a sophomore … Was the GMC champion in the long jump as a senior … Earned All-GMC and All-Red Division teams as both a junior and a senior … School record holder in both the long jump (5.56m) and the triple jump (11.26m) … Also was part of a school record performance in the 4x100 meter relay, as well as in long jump and triple jump relays … Competed at the New Balance Nationals as a sophomore, junior and senior in the long jump, 4x100 meter relay and sprint medley relay … Was a GMC Scholar-Athlete and was presented with a Presidential Scholar Award as a senior in 2016 … Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 9/30/98 in Newark, N.J. … One of three children of Koami and Mary Donou … Chose to attend Villanova for the reputation of the College of Nursing … Noted that she took a liking to the campus upon her first visit and considered the level of competition of the track & field program as a factor in choosing Villanova ... Nursing major.

PERSONAL BESTS

Long Jump                   5.56 Meters                High School
Triple Jump                 11.32 Meters               2017 Nittany Lion Challenge

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x100 Meter Relay           4th                        2017 Outdoor
Triple Jump 7th 2017 Outdoor
Long Jump 8th 2017 Indoor

Schedule