Astin Steward
Astin Steward

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Okemos, Mich.

High School:
Okemos

Event:
Throws



2007: Took home NCAA All-American honors in the discus with a 10th-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Also qualified for the national championships in the hammer throw.

Won the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional Championship and Big Ten Championship in the discus, marking 53.22 meters (174-07) at regionals and a school record 53.90 meters (176-10) at the conference meet.

Set the Purdue record in the hammer throw with a mark of 61.79 meters (202-09), placing fourth at the regional meet and earning an automatic qualifier to NCAAs.

Grabbed the bronze medal in the hammer throw at the 2007 Big Ten Championships, making her the only double medalist for the Boilermakers at the outdoor conference meet.

2006: Hurled a career-best 19.66 meters (64-06) in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, good for a third-place finish overall ... Won the weight throw titles at the Gene Edmonds Cup and Indiana/Ohio State Triangular, and placed third in the shot put at the Gene Edmonds Cup with a career-long toss of 13.43 meters (44-00.75) ... Provisionally qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw in first meet of season, hurling a then-career best of 19.14 meters (62-09.25) to finish first overall and rank third in school history ... Redshirted the 2006 outdoor season.

2005: Runner-up in the discus at the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a personal best throw of 51.68 (169-7). Her throw is the third best in school history ... Her season best hammer throw of 54.19 (177-09), thrown at the Clemson Relays, ranks fifth on the school's all-time top performance list ... Recorded a personal record of 18.87 (61-11) in the weight throw at the 2005 Big Ten Indoor Championships, a distance which is the fourth best in program history ... Established a new career best of 12.92 (42-04.75) to place ninth in the shot put at the 2005 indoor conference meet ... Winner of three weight throw titles during the 2005 indoor regular season.

2004 (Outdoor): NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the discus and hammer throw ... finished 19th in the hammer throw and 25th in the discus at regionals ... placed sixth in the discus at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a season-best throw of 157-6 ... finished first in the discus, second in the hammer throw and third in the shot put against Indiana ... placed second in the discus at the Big Ten Previews with a launch of 153-3 ... recorded a season-best throw of 173-8 in the hammer throw to finish fourth at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... (Indoor) Finished third in shot put at Boilermaker Invitational with a mark of 40-6.75 ... placed second in weight throw at Purdue Invitational, Indiana State, and Boilermaker Invitational ... finished eighth in Big Ten Championships with a season-best mark of 58-3.75.

High School: Graduated from Okemos High School in 2003 ... varsity letterwinner for track and field all four years ... team captain as a senior ... 2002 and 2003 team MVP ... school record holder in the discus (154-9) ... 2003 USATF Michigan state champion in the discus and shot put ... also won the discus title at the 2003 AAU Michigan state championships ... high school state champion in the discus (2003) ... discus and shot put champion at the 2003 Capital City Circuit League meet ... Capital Circuit all-league champion in the discus and shot put all four years ... 2003 all-state selection ... named to the Lansing State Journal Girls Track Dream Team for the discus as a junior and senior.

Personal: Given name is Astin Devine Steward ... born May 15, 1985 ... daughter of Robert Lee and Dr. Robbie J. Steward ... cousin, Stanford Kegler, is a member of the Purdue football team ... majoring in psychology.