|Deborah Hawkins -
Earned a spot in the NCAA Regional meet in the triple jump with a qualifying mark of 12.41 meters at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, where she earned a sixth place finish ... finished seventh in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships by jumping a personal-best 11.75 meters ... recorded an indoor season-best jump of 5.55 meters in the long jump at the Clemson Opener, which served as UAB's first meet of the season.
Pre-UAB: Attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. ... won both the indoor and outdoor triple jump at the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships ... finished second in the long jump in both indoor and outdoor at the SWAC Championships ... earned All-SWAC honors as a freshman and a sophomore ... qualified for the 2005 NCAA Regional Championships in the triple jump.
High School: Ran for coaches Michael Steward and Corey Wright at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, S.C. ... won the South Carolina state championship in the long jump and finished second in the triple jump in 2003 ... named Athlete of the Year in 2003 by The State ... holds Lower Richland records in the long jump and triple jump ... also played basketball and was on the honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Deborah Jacques Hawkins ... born Feb. 16, 1985 in Birmingham, Ala. ... parents are Debra and Matthew Hawkins ... has four brothers, Matthew Jr., Jonathan, Matthias and Thomas, and three sisters, Makerlo, Aleshia and Myra ... majoring in communication studies.