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University of Miami Athletics

India Ransom

position

Sprints/jumps

Class

Senior

Hometown

Largo, Md.

High School

Largo Senior High

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

AS A SENIOR (2006): Earned All-ACC in the 100 meters (11.68) finishing second at the ACC Outdoor Championships…finished ninth at the NCAA East Regional with a lifetime best mark of 11.46 seconds…named ACC Performer of the Week on March 20…won the 100 meter dash (11.54) at the Hurricane Invitational, and was also a part of the winning 4×100 meter relay…earned All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 60-meters (7.41) at the ACC Indoor Championships.

AS A JUNIOR (2005): Earned All-American honors as a member of the 4×100-meter relay that placed seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…earned All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the 60-meters (7.56) at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships…earned All-ACC honors during the outdoor season placing second in the 100-meters at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships…ran third leg of this season’s record setting 4×100-meter relay…finished eighth in the 100-meters at the NCAA East Regional (11.65)…ran third leg of the 4×100-meter relay that finished second at the NCAA East Regional.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2004): Earned All-America honors as a member of the 4×100-meter relay that placed third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (43.71)…set a career-best indoor time of 7.13 seconds at the NIKE Last Chance Meet in the 55-meter dash…her time of 25.57 in the 200-meters at the Florida Intercollegiate meet was also a career best indoors…member of 4×100-meter relay that won the NCAA East Regional title (43.87), the BIG EAST title (44.67), and placed third at Penn Relays with a school-record time of 43.64…placed fourth in the 100-meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (11.84)…set a season-best 100-meter time of 11.64 seconds in a third place finish at the Miami Gatorade Invitational…finished sixth in the 200-meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (24.74).

AS A FRESHMAN (2003): Competed in the 55-meters, 60-meters, and 200-meters during the indoor season and the 100-meters, 200-meters, 4×100-meter relay, 4×200-meter relay, and the long jump during the outdoor season… finished third in the 60-meted dash at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 7.56… ran anchor leg in the 4×100-meter relay that won the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship with a time of 44.58… placed 14th in the long jump at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a mark of 5.64m (18-06.00).

HIGH SCHOOL: Maryland Girls Gatorade Athlete of the Year as a senior after leading Largo High School to a second-place finish at Maryland Class 4A State Track Championships… recorded individual victories in the 100-meters (11.60), 200-meters (24.10) and long jump (18-06.00), and also ran the anchor leg of the state champion 4×100-meter relay (46.50)… her time in the 100-meters established a state meet record, while the 4×100-meter relay also broke the meet record… finished third in the 100-meters at the Adidas Outdoor High School Championships (11.6), and was a member of the 4×100-meter relay that finished sixth…2002 high school All-America… has recorded personal-bests of 11.60 in the 100-meters, 23.90 in the 200-meters and 19-05.00 in the long jump… led Largo to the state championship with victories in the 100-meters, 200-meters and 4×100-meter relay as a junior.

PERSONAL: Full name is India Tiana Ransom… born January 23, 1984… daughter of Michelle Ransom… has a twin brother, Keith Ransom (19)…intends on majoring in Biochemistry.

 

India Ransom’s Personal Bests

Event Time/Mark Location Date
55-meters (i) 7.01 Gainesville, FL 1/15/05
60-meters (i) 7.50 Fayetteville, AR 2/12/05
100-meters (o) 11.48 Coral Gables, FL 3/22/03
200-meters (o) 24.23 Atlanta, GA 5/15/04