Alita Ostapkovich
Alita Ostapkovich

Player Profile
Hometown:
Bensalem, Pa.

High School:
Bensalem

Position:
Throws

Birthdate:
04/12/1993

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

04/20/2013

Wildcats Finish Up Competition at Widener Invitational

Two sprints and two field events made up Saturday schedule for Villanova

04/19/2013

Chapman Wins 5000 Meters at Widener Invitational

Villanova opened local meet by competing in two events on Friday night

03/30/2013

Wildcats Win Five Events at Danny Curran Invitational

Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin

03/24/2013

Wildcats Win Four Events at Philadelphia College Classic

Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon

01/11/2013

Margey Highlights NYC Gotham Cup With Big Win in 1000 Meters

Wildcats won six events total in return to action on Friday afternoon

On Ostapkovich: Veteran leader among the Villanova group of throwers ... Is the fourth-ranked athlete in school history in both the weight throw and the hammer, as well as ranking seventh in the discus ... Has a great deal of experience and is a consistent contributor to the team during meets ... Capable of once again being a BIG EAST scorer during the season.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer at the BIG EAST Championships ... Top finish was a sixth place showing in the discus with a throw of 35.96 meters ... Also came in ninth in the hammer at the conference meet with a throw of 41.11 meters and was 10th in the shot put with a distance of 11.19 meters ... Established personal bests in both the shot put and the hammer during the season ... Placed fourth in the hammer at the Delaware Open with a career long throw of 44.41 meters ... Set a personal best in the shot put with a mark of 11.88 meters at the Delaware Classic, where she came in third ... Opened the season at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she came in fourth in the hammer (39.67m) and seventh in the shot put (11.23m) ... Her throw of 36.49 meters in the discus at the Danny Curran Invitational was her best collegiate mark in the event and was good for a third place finish ... Also was the runner-up in the hammer (40.91m) at the Danny Curran meet ... Finished third in the discus (36.25m) and sixth in the shot put (11.37m) at the Colonial Relays ... Placed third in the discus (35.80m) and 10th in the shot put (10.71m) at the Delaware Open ... Registered an 11th place finish in the hammer (43.91m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in fourth in the discus (35.43m) and fifth in the hammer (44.40m) at the Delaware Classic.

2014 Indoor: Competed five times in the weight throw and four times in the shot put during the season ... Established personal bests in both events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished fifth in the weight throw at the conference meet with a distance of 15.08 meters and was also ninth in the shot put with a mark of 11.44 meters ... Opened the season by winning the weight throw (14.84m) and placing sixth in the shot put (10.50m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Took part in both events at the Rutgers Invite, finishing third in the weight throw (13.67m) and fourth in the shot put (11.24m) ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Tiger Open with a mark of 14.62 meters and also finished seventh in the shot put (11.38m) at that meet ... Placed ninth in the weight throw at the Great Dane Classic, where she recorded a mark of 13.75 meters.

2013 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer during the season ... Registered a personal best distance of 11.35 meters in the shot put at the Widener Invitational, where she finished in seventh place ... Also took third place out of 17 competitors at that meet in the hammer with a throw of 36.76 meters ... Came in sixth in the shot put at both the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (10.34m) and the Delaware Open (11.29m) ... Finished in eighth place (11.27m) at the Lions Invitational and 10th place (10.67m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Placed sixth in the discus (33.78m) at the Delaware Open, was seventh at the Philadelphia College Classic (30.91m) and ninth at the Danny Curran meet (29.40m) ... Her throw of 38.08 meters in the hammer at the Philadelphia College Classic remains her personal best ... Came in fifth at both that meet and the Danny Curran meet, where she recorded a mark of 36.78 meters ... Placed 18th in the hammer (33.54m) at the Lions Invitational.

2013 Indoor: Competed in both the shot put and the weight throw at each of the first two meets of the season ... Set a personal best with a distance of 12.68 meters in the weight throw at the New York City Gotham Cup, where she came in 13th ... Was the runner-up in the weight throw (11.69m) and came in third in the shot put (10.89m) at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Registered a mark of 10.78 meters in the shot put and came in 18th at the New York City Gotham Cup.

Bensalem High School: Voted her school's Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... District champion and state qualifier in the discus in 2010 ... Three-time league champion in the discus ... League champion and district medalist in the shot put in 2010 ... Named the Scholar of the Year in 2011 and graduated 21st in a class of 450 students.

Personal: Born 4/12/93 ... One of two children of John and Noeleen Ostapkovich ... Has a brother, Noel ... Enjoys doing karate and is a second degree black belt ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Management with a minor in Geography.

PERSONAL BESTS

Shot Put                       11.88m              2014 Delaware Classic
Weight Throw                   15.08m              2014 BIG EAST Championships
Discus                         37.46m              High School
Hammer                         44.41m              2014 Delaware Open

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                         2012-13, 2013-14

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Discus                         6th                 2014 Outdoor
Weight Throw                   7th                 2014 Indoor

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