Jessica Cosby
Jessica Cosby

Player Profile

Mission Hills, CA

High School:
Grover Cleveland



Summer 2004 -- Competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the hammer throw, finishing seventh (211-7) ... Also competed at the NACAC Under-23 Championships, finishing second (209-0).

2004 -- Earned All-American honors in the hammer throw at NCAA Outdoor placing second with a personal best, Pac-10 and UCLA record toss of 219-5 ... Also finished 11th in the shot (53-0.75) at NCAA's ... Won the West Region and Pac-10 titles in the hammer and finished third in the shot at both meets ... Earned NCAA Indoor All-American honors in the shot put after finishing fourth (56-6.50).

2003 -- Cosby last spring won the Pac-10 shot put crown (55-7.75, season-best) and placed fourth (200-7, personal-best, No. 3 in school history) in the hammer throw ... At the West Region, she was third (54-2.25) in the shot put ... NCAA Outdoor qualifier, at the NCAA Indoor Cosby placed 11th (52.8.75) ... At the USA Indoor, she finished fourth (54-2).

2002 -- Rated by T & FN as the No. 4 shot putter in the U. S. ... As a redshirt freshman, Cosby won the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor, with a mark of 57-0.25 (personal-best, No. 6 in school history) and was 18th (180-10) in the hammer throw... A UCLA woman had won the NCAA Outdoor shot put four consecutive seasons (2002-Cosby, 2001-Christina Tolson, 2000/1999-Seilala Sua) and on seven occasions since 1990 ... At the Pac-10, Cosby scored in two events, the shot put (2nd, 54-1) and hammer throw (4th, 195-4, season-best) ... At the NCAA Indoor, she earned All-American honors for the second consecutive season, placing sixth (53-10.50).

2001 -- One of the top Junior throwers in the World who competed indoors and redshirted outdoors ...Indoors, Cosby earned All-American honors in the shot put, placing fifth (53-5) ...At the U. S. Indoor, she was fifth (52-7.50) ... Outdoors, at the U. S. Junior meet, Cosby became the first athlete in women's history to win both the shot put (54-8.75, season-best, No. 8 on the World Junior list, No. 9 on the 2001 U. S. list) and hammer throw (182-10, season-best) ...At the U. S. vs. Great Britain Junior Dual Meet at Stoke on Trent, England, Cosby placed second (50-1) in the shot put ...In the final T & FN rankings for 2001, Cosby was No. 9 on the U. S. shot put chart.

High School -- Placed second in shot put with a mark of 50-3.50 (prep personal best) at the 2000 U.S. Junior meet, earning Junior All-American status ...Four-time Los Angeles City shot put champion (1997-2000) ...Placed second in shot put at the 2000 CA State meet (49-0.75) and Golden West Invitational (48-9) ...Placed ninth at World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile with a throw of 48-11.75 ...Voted No. 3 prep shot putter in the nation by Track & Field News, earning All-American status.

Personal -- Born May 31, 1982 ... Daughter of Cleveland and Beaverley Cosby ... Has two brothers, Anthony and Rodney, and two sisters, Courtney and Erica, who throws for UC Riverside's track team ... Sociology major..

Cosby's Best Marks
SP 57-0.25
HT 219-5
WT 66-11.25

NCAA Champion
2002 - Outdoor Shot Put

West Region Champion
2004 - Hammer

Pac-10 Champion
2003 - Shot Put
2004 - Hammer

2004 - Hammer
2004 - Indoor Shot
2002 - Indoor Shot Put
2001-Indoor Shot Put