Bears taking 56 athletes to compete in year's first meet.
Bears push three more into event finals on first day.
Bears have 18 entries into season's final meet.
Bears set program-record with number of entries to national meet.
Bears also have seven qualifiers for Saturday's quarterfinal round.
2013 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Hammer Throw)
2013 All-Big 12 Indoors (Weight Throw)
2012 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Hammer Throw)
2012 All-American Indoors (Weight Throw)
2012 All-Big 12 Indoors (Weight Throw)
School Record Holder Indoors (Weight Throw)
School Record Holder Outdoors (Hammer Throw)
2013: Produced All-Big 12 performances in both indoor (weight throw) and outdoor (hammer throw) seasons with second-place finishes at each conference meet...Opened indoor season with first of three weight throw event titles at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational...Carded season-best throw of 67-8.25 [20.63m] to win Husker Invitational...Finished second at Big 12 Indoor Championships, one of three runner-up placings...Earned last title at Alex Wilson Invitational...Closed out indoor season with 11th-place showing at NCAA Championships...Competed in nine outdoor meets, registering seven top-three finishes in hammer throw...Posted six performances that would have been school records entering the year...Bettered her own school-record mark with heave of 213-2 [64.97m} to win Texas Invitational...Claimed hammer throw event title at TCU Invitational, Florida Relays, Michael Johnson Classic...Ended season with 20th-place finish at NCAA Outdoor Championships.
2012: Earned All-American status in the weight throw with an eighth-place toss of 64-11 at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Established a new school-record four times during the indoor season...Season-best hurl of 68-4.5 earned her third place and All-Big 12 honors at league's indoor meet...Won four indoor meets including the Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational, the Razorback Invitational, the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Texas A&M Invitational...Carried success over to outdoor season with three more school records in the hammer throw...Opened season by winning TCU Invitational (197-7)...Claimed title at Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic with a 202-10 throw...Netted All-Big 12 honors with season-best and school-record toss of 204-1 for second place at conference's outdoor meet...Wrapped season with 18th-place finish at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (196-7).
2011 (Freshman - Southern Illinois): Qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in weight throw, finishing 15th...Placed fourth in weight throw at Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships with career-best throw of 66-6, which ranks sixth in school history...Participated in eight meets in weight throw, placing fifth or better six times...Competed in four meets in hammer and discus throws outdoors...Placed in top five in hammer throw at three meets, including third-place finishes at Joey Haines Invitational and Ole Miss Invitational...Posted career-best hammer throw of 198-04 at Ole Miss Invitational, which ranked sixth all-time at SIU...Posted career-best discus throw of 120-01 at Ole Miss Invitational.
High School: Holds discus record at Ladue Horton Watkins High School with distance of 131-08...Placed third in discus at 2009 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships with distance of 151-07...Placed seventh in discus at Missouri state high school championships during senior season...Active as elementary school reading program mentor throughout high school career.
Personal: Full name is Erin Danielle Atkinson...Born on Jan. 30, 1992, in St. Louis, Mo...Daughter of Charles and Alyce Atkinson...Has two twin sisters Lauren and Lynette...Sister Lynette also competes on Baylor track and field team...Majoring in child and family studies.