2000 — One of the nation’s top young throwers … In U. S. rankings, Tolson was No. 8 in the shot put … At the U. S. Trials, she was eighth (52-5) in the shot put and 11th (189-9) in the hammer throw … Tolson earned All-American honors four times last season … At the NCAA Outdoor, she placed fifth in both the shot put (52-9H) and hammer (203-6) and at the NCAA Indoor, she helped the Bruins win the team title by placing third (55-4G) in the shot put and eighth (61-6H) in the weight throw … At the Pac-10, Tolson won the hammer (208-5) and was second in the shot put (51-6G) … Set the conference and school record in the hammer (208-11, No. 10 on U. S. list) … Her personal-best 56-10I (No. 5 on UCLA chart, No. 6 in Pac-10 history, No. 8 on 2000 U. S. list) going into the NCAA Outdoor was the nation’s top collegiate shot put … At the U. S. Indoor, Tolson was eighth in the shot put (52-10) and sixth (62-9H) in the weight throw.
1999 - A transfer from CS Northridge, Tolson sat out the ‘99 campaign … Entered 2000 ranked No. 7 in the shot put in the U. S. … Had season-bests of 55-8H (No. 9 in the U. S.) in the shot put and 200-10 (No. 12 in the U. S.) in the hammer … At the USA Outdoor, Tolson placed sixth (54-5G) in the shot put and hammer (200-10).
CS Northridge — At the 1998 NCAA Outdoor, Tolson was 11th (52-9H) in the shot put and 14th (186-6) in the hammer … At the ‘98 USA Outdoor, Tolson was eighth (52-6) in the shot put and seventh (196-1) in the hammer. … At the 1997 NCAA Outdoor as a freshman, Tolson was 15th (49-0G) in the shot put … During her career at Northridge, she had indoor marks of 50-4H in the shot put and 55-7 in the weight throw.
High School – Four-year letter winner in the shot put and discus at Foutain Valley … High school record in both the shot put (40-0) and discus (138-0) … Junior All-American in both the shot put and hammer.
Personal - Anthropology major...Born Jan. 16, 1978 … Four older sisters and three older brothers … Sister, Elinor, competed for CS Northridge in track and field.