Bears open indoor season with successful meet in College Station, Texas.
Bears slated to take 56 athletes to season-opening meet in College Station this weekend.
Ten individuals honored for work on and off the field of competition.
Bears had five entries in action Thursday in Eugene, Ore., to close out 2016 season.
Bears have four athletes in action on the opening day in Eugene, Ore.
2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (pole vault)
2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (pole vault)
2015 All-American Indoors (pole vault)
2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (pole vault)
2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (pole vault)
2014 All-Big 12 Indoors (pole vault)
School Record Holder (indoor, outdoor pole vault)
2016 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic
2015 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic
Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
2016: Won Big 12 Outdoor pole vault title for career-first conference crown by clearing 14-5.25 [4.41m]...Became first BU female to ever win conference pole vault title...Needed three attempts to clear both 14-1.75 [4.31m] and title-winning height...Won five other pole vault event titles in nine meet outdoor season...Bettered own school-record to win Ricardo Romo Invitational with jump of 14-7.25 [4.45m]...Advanced to NCAA Championship by taking fourth at regional meet with clearance of 13-10 [4.22m]...Closed season with tied for 11th performance in wet conditions at national meet, clearing season-low of 13-3.5 [4.05m]...Picked up event wins at season-opening TCU Invitational, Baylor Invitational, Michael Johnson Invitational and Drake Relays...Set Drake Relays record and tallied second-best clearance in school history with mark of 14-5.25 [4.40m] as weather forced competition inside...Had six meet indoor season...Tallied third-straight All-Big 12 indoor honor in pole vault by placing second with clearance of 13-10.5 [4.23m]...Bettered own school record with clearance of 14-5.25 [4.40m] to be fourth in Tyson Invitational...Advanced to NCAA Championships, but finished tied for 10th after clearing 13-9.25 [4.20m]...Won season-opening Texas A&M Invitational with then-school record leap of 14-3.5 [4.36m]...Was runner-up at both Rod McCravy Memorial and Charlie Thomas Invitational...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Received recognition on USTFCCCA All-Academic team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015: Collected indoor All-American honors by placing eighth at NCAA meet with school-record vault of 14-1.25 [4.30m]...Produced runner-up finishes at both indoor and outdoor conference meets in pole vault...Fell two spots shy of outdoor All-American accolades with 10th-place showing in 13-9.25 [4.20m]...Competed in six indoor meets, bettering own school-record mark in five of six...Won Texas A&M Aggie Invitational with then-school record vault of 13-11.25 [4.25m]...Lept 14-0.75 [4.29m] at Big 12 meet to finish second, before advancing to NCAA meet...Vaulted in eight outdoor meets...Won Baylor Invitational title, clearing 13-9.25 [4.20m]...Set school-record at Big 12 Outdoor Championships by vaulting 14-4.5 [4.28m] to be second...Was 12th at NCAA West Preliminary Championships to earn first NCAA Outdoor berth...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List.
2014: Re-wrote pole vaulting school records in first year on campus...Captured All-Big 12 indoors and outdoors... Ended outdoor season owning all 10 of BU's top marks in event and had school's top-four vaults in indoor season...Competed in nine outdoor meets, tallying a vault that would have bettered the previous school record of 12-7.5 set by Kaleigh Teel in 2008 each time out...Won season-opening TCU Invitational with vault of 13-5.25 [4.10m]....Bettered her own school-record two weeks later at Florida Relays with vault of 13-7.25 [4.15m] to be fourth...Established school-record with season-best attempt the next week at Texas Invitational clearing 14-0 [4.27m]...Placed third (13-0.25 [3.97m]) at Big 12 Outdoor meet...Closed year with 27th-place showing at NCAA West Preliminary Championships with season-worst vault of 12-9 [3.89m]...Broke school record in first indoor meet of the year at Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational with vault of 13-2.5 [4.03m] to surpass previous school-record mark of 12-6 [3.81m] set by Kaleigh Teel set in 2008...Equaled that mark again the following week at Rod McCravy Memorial...Place third at the Big 12 Championships for first career All-Big 12 honor...Outside of collegiate season, placed third at USA Junior Championships with a top mark of 13-9.25 [4.20m]...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List...Recognized as USTFCCCA All-Academic.
High School: Won Texas 4-A pole vault state tile as sophomore in 2010...Finished as state runner-up in event in both junior and senior seasons...Recorded No. 1 pole vault in country by a highschooler in 2013 with school-record leap of 14-0.0...Won 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals title and finished in second at outdoor event...Took first at Texas Relays meet during senior season...Four-year letterwinner for Midway High School track and field team...Played for two years on Panther volleyball team as freshman and sophomore...Member of National Honor Socity, varsity choir and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Full name is Annie Rebecca Rhodes...Born May 13, 1995 in Waco, Texas...Parents are Gary and Karen Rhodes...Has one brother, Christopher...Majoring in exercise physiology.