Track and Field Names Karen Rademeyer Assistant Coach

Aug. 5, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University track and field program has hired former Florida State standout Karen Rademeyer as assistant coach, head coach Ron Grigg announced today. Rademeyer, a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer, will assist in all aspects of the Dolphin program, including serving as recruiting coordinator, fund-raising and monitoring the academic progress of the student-athletes. She will also assist in the training of the cross-country team and serve as coach for the throwing events.

"We are excited to add Karen to our staff," Grigg said. "Her passion and enthusiasm for the sport combined with her competitive experiences at Florida State will help our student-athletes advance in their athletic careers as well as their personal lives. Her experience as a heptathlete has also given her a well-rounded knowledge of many events."

In addition to her All-ACC honors, Rademeyer was also an NCAA qualifier in the javelin. As a senior last season, she placed second in the javelin, eighth in the hammer and eighth in the heptathlon in the conference after finishing third in the javelin and second in the heptathlon as a junior. Rademeyer was also a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team and the Golden Nole Award recipient in 2002.

The 23-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native was a member of Jenks High School's 5A state champion squad, with individual finishes of third, fourth and fifth as a senior, junior and sophomore, respectively, in the high jump at the state meet. Rademeyer was also a four-time all-state selection in gymnastics, capturing the individual state championship as a junior. She finished second as a sophomore and third as a junior on the three-time state team championship squad and was a four-time academic all-state honoree.