Name: Tia Brooks
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: Shot Put
Current Residence: Grand Rapids, Michigan
College: Oklahoma '13

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, finished 19th in women's shot put qualification
Career Highlights:
  • 3rd at 2012 Olympic Trials
  • Two-time 2012 NCAA champion – Indoors (19.00m/62-4); Outdoors (18.44m/60-6)
  • Two-time 2011 NCAA runner-up – Indoors (17.40m/57-1); Outdoors (18.00m/59-.75)

Fun Facts: She was joined in London by her Oklahoma teammate Brittany Borman who won the javelin at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... If Brooks had her way in high school, she never would have picked up the shot. But thankfully her coach John Makinen talked Brooks out of competing in the sprints and had her compete in the throws

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