Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
AS A JUNIOR (2014) Indoor: UAB's top performer in triple jump this season for the Blazers...finished fifth at the BSC Ice Breaker with 11.5m leap ...recorded 11.71m in the triple jump at the Samford Multi... finished thirteenth in the C-USA Indoor Tournament with a season-best 11.89m in the triple jump.Outdoor:Recorded 11.71m in the triple jump at the Alabama relays... finished the Tennessee Relays with 11.84m competing in the triple jump. AS A SOPHOMORE (2013) Indoor: Set a personal best in triple jump at the Panther Icebreaker with a leap of 11.73 meters (38-5.50). Outdoor: Set a new personal best in triple jump with a leap of 11.35 (37-03.00) at the Samford Multi AS A FRESHMAN (2012) Indoor: Jumped to a career-best and UAB freshman record 12.10m (39-08.50) in the triple jump to place seventh at the C-USA Championship ... placed second in the same event (11.99m, 39-04.00) at the Blazer Invite ... long jumped to a season-best 5.21m (17-01.25) at the Vulcan Invite. Outdoor: Finished third at the Jace Locoste Invite with a triple jump of 11.41m (37-05.25) ... leaped to a career-best 11.71m (38-05.00) in the same event at the Florida Relays ... part of the sprint medley relay team that took third (4:03.91) at the Alabama Relays ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL Attended Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... placed third at the 2010 state championships in the triple jump (37-1.75) ... triple jumped 38-7.75 to place fifth out of a field of 396 at the 2011 state championships ... holds the school record in the triple (39-4) and long (18-3) jumps ... leaped 38-4 to take first in the 2010 outdoor AHSAA 6A - Section 3 Championships in the triple jump ... member of the Art Honor Society ... president of the Spanish Honor Society her senior year. PERSONAL Full name is Kendra Koleen Gipson ... born Aug. 19, 1992 ... daughter of John and Hellen Gipson ... has three brothers, Ivan Treadway, Zack Gipson and Seth Gipson and one sister, Khadira Gipson ... majoring in nursing.