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Erica Reijula

Player Profile
Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard South

Position:
Jumps

Birthdate:
12/09/1988

On Reijula: Became a steady presence among the Villanova jumpers during her career ... Qualifier for the BIG EAS Championships who performed well in both the long jump and the triple jump.

2011 Outdoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the triple jump and her distance of 11.18 meters at the conference meet was a personal best ... Finished in 19th place at the BIG EAST Championships and fourth at the Widener Invitational (10.90m) ... Registered a jump 5.40 meters at the season-opening Big Five Invite and was the runner-up ... Also came in second at the Widener Invitational, tied for eighth in her flight at the Mason Spring Invitational and finished 14th at the 46th Colonial Relays.

2011 Indoor: Established a personal best distance of 11.28 meters in the triple jump at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and came in ninth at the meet ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and finished 20th at the conference meet with a mark of 10.77 meters ... Finished in sixth place at the Jack Pyrah Invitaional to open the season ... Came in 11th at the NYRR II meet, 12th at the NYRR I meet and 39th in the college section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Competed five times in the long jump and her top mark of the season was 5.37 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational, where she finished in 11th place.

2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the long jump and placed eighth in her flight at the conference meet ... Earned two victories in the long jump during the season, picking up first place finishes at the Villanova Duals and the Widener Invitational ... Her jump of 5.60 meters at the Villanova Duals was a personal best ... Came in fourth in the event at the Lions Invitational and was sixth at the Delaware Open ... Competed five times in the triple jump and top finish was second place at the Widener meet ... Took third place at the Villanova Duals and fourth place at both the Lions Invitational and the Delaware Open ... Established a personal best of 11.13 meters at Delaware ... Came in 10th in her flight at the Colonial Relays.

2010 Indoor: In the long jump, was first in her flight at the Penn State Relays, while finishing second at the Haverford Invitational and third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed second in the triple jump at Haverford as well, was fifth at the NYRR I meet and sixth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Took 11th place in the triple jump at the NYRR II meet.

2009 Outdoor: Continued to improve in the long jump and also added the triple jump to her repertoire.

2009 Indoor: Continued to improve in the long jump and also added the triple jump to her repertoire.

2008 Outdoor: Set a personal best in the long jump at the Penn Invitational.

2008 Indoor: Did not compete.

Glenbard South High School: Qualified for the Illinois state finals in the long jump.

Personal: Born 12/9/88 ... One of three children ... Has two sisters, Katie and Lisa ... Father, Pertti, was an NCAA champion in Nordic combined skiing in 1973 ... Majoring in Economics with minors in Spanish and Mathematics.

PERSONAL BESTS

Long Jump                 5.60 Meters             2010 Villanova Duals
Triple Jump               11.28 Meters            2011 Albany Great Dane Invitational

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                        2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
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