MINERS

Nina Schvedoff
 Nina Schvedoff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Järvenpää, Finland

High School:
Mäkelänrinteen Urheilulukio

Height:
5-6

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
05/14/1985

Miner Nuggets: UTEP indoor record-holder in the 20-pound weight throw with a best of 60-3 1/4 (18.37) ... ranks third in the school record books in the outdoor hammer with a best of 193-3 (58.90) ... NCAA qualifier in the hammer during the 2005 season ... C-USA champion outdoors in the hammer during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

2007 (Junior): Outdoor: Earned regional marks in the hammer at every regular season ... C-USA hammer champion with a mark of 56.85 (186-6) ... hit season best mark at the Drake Relays (57.65; 189-2) for ninth place ... eighth at the NCAA Regional Meet (57.36; 188-2) ... placed first at both the home-hosted Springtime Invitational and UTEP Invitational ... fifth at the Texas Relays (57.38; 188-3). Indoor: Fourth in the 20-pound weight throw at the C-USA Championships (17.63; 57-10 1/4) ... season best at the Husker Invite on Feb. 9 (17.78; 58-4) where she placed fourth ... first at the Lobo Invitational with a mark of 17.64 (57-10 1/2) ... 13th at the Tyson Invite.

2006 (Sophomore): Outdoor: Took 10th in the hammer at the Finland national championships with a throw of 181-9 (55.40) ... won the hammer at a meet at Järvenpää on July 11 ... placed 10th in the hammer (57.64; 189-1) at the NCAA Midwest Regional on May 27 ... C-USA champion in the hammer with a mark of 183-10 (56.04) on May 11 ... seventh at the Drake Relays with a throw of 180-0 (54.87) ... fourth in the hammer with a PR of 193-3 (58.90) at the UTEP Invitational on April 15 ... took fifth in the hammer (58.23; 191-0) at the Texas Relays on April 6 ... gold medal winner at the Springtime Invitational on April 1 with a throw of 185-7 (56.58). Indoor: C-USA champion in the 20-pound weight throw with a mark of 59-0 3/4 (18.00) ... took 15th in the weight throw (17.46; 57-3 1/2) at the ISU Classic on Feb. 10 ... fi nished seventh in the weight throw (17.80; 58-4 3/4) at the Husker Invitational on Feb. 3 ... broke her own school record in the weight throw with a throw of 60-3 1/4 (18.37) to take third at the Lobo Invitational on Jan. 21.

2005 (Freshman): Outdoor: Threw 180-1 (54.90) in the hammer in the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships ... placed seventh in the event at the NCAA Midwest Regional (56.88; 186-7) ... scored a fifth-place finish at the WAC Championships (52.93; 173-8) ... had the sixth-best throw at the prestigious Drake Relays (56.19; 184-4) ... fourth at the Spira Invitational (53.73; 176-3) on April 16 ... 13th at the Texas Relays ... opened with a season best and PR of 191-10 (58.39) to earn the silver at the Springtime Invitational on April 2 ... the throw is the third best in school history ... took fifth at the Finland national championships. Indoor: Broke the school record in the 20-pound weight throw two times during the 2005 season ... WAC champion with a school-record throw of 56-9 1/2 (17.31) ... first established the school standard with a distance of 56-0 1/2 (17.08) at the ISU Classic on Feb. 11 ... 13th at both the ISU Classic and the Husker Invitational ... fourth in her collegiate debut at the Texas Tech Six Way.

Before UTEP: Was coached by Asko Airikka before coming to UTEP ... Finnish national junior record-holder in the weight throw with a best of 57-4 1/4 (17.48) ... came to UTEP with a PR of 184-4 (56.20) in the hammer ... won the hammer at the 2004 Finnish Junior National Championships ... also competed at the 2004 senior championships ... participated in the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships in Grosseto ... placed 12th in the hammer at the 2003 Finnish National Championships ... also threw the hammer at the 2003 European Junior Championships.

Personal: Full name is Nina Pia Johanna Schvedoff ... majoring in business management ... daughter of Nikolai Schvedoff and Pirjo Holmberg-Schvedoff ... born May 14, 1985 in Järvenpää, Finland.

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