2001 — Ended the season rated the No. 6 vaulter in the U. S. by T & FN …? Last summer, O’Hara represented the U. S. at the World Championships and World University Games …?At the USA Outdoor, she placed fourth (14-1.25) and earned a spot on the U. S. World Championship squad …? Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor (second-place tie, 13-9.25) and Indoor (second-place, 13-9.50) meets …?Won her third consecutive Pac-10 title (14-1.25) …?Set the UCLA-USC meet record (14-0) …? For the second consecutive season, was nominated for the Honda Award in women’s collegiate track & field …? At the USA Indoor, O’Hara was fifth (13-3.75) …?Season-bests of 14-6 outdoor (No. 6 on the 2001 U. S. list) and 14-1.75 indoor …?Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2001 Fall quarter.
2000 — As a sophomore, O’Hara was the nation’s top women’s collegiate vaulter and a Honda Award nominee …?She set the collegiate and Pac-10 outdoor(14-7.25, No. 5 on the 2000 U. S. list) and then-indoor (14-6) records and won the NCAA Outdoor (14-5.50, meet/stadium records) and Indoor (14-6) crowns …?Defended her Pac-10 title with a meet record 13-7 …?At the U. S. Trials, she placed sixth (13-8.50) …?In August, O’Hara won (13-1.50) the vault at the first-ever North American/Central American/Caribbean Under 25 meet at Monterrey, Mexico …?At the U. S. Indoor, O’Hara was fifth (13-10, highest placing collegian) …?Ended the season rated No. 5 in the U. S …?Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for 2000 Fall and Winter quarters.
1999 — Entered 2000 ranked No. 9 in the U. S. …?Won the Pan Am (12-10.75) and U. S. Junior vault titles (12-10.25, defending her title) … Twice earned All-America honors … At the NCAA Outdoor, O’Hara was second (13-1.50) … Won the Pac-10 vault crown (12-7.50) and set (at the time), the Pac-10 record (13-4.50, No. 2 in the U. S.) … Indoor, she was seventh (12-7.50) at the NCAA and sixth (13-3.50) at the U. S. meet.
High School — In the summer of 1998, O’Hara won the U. S. Junior title with a national prep record of 13-3 … Represented the U. S. at the World Junior Championships in Annecy, France … As a senior prepster, she won the CA State pole vault crown (12-8) and was third at Golden West (11-6) … T &FN rated her the No. 1 women’s prep vaulter in the U. S. in ‘98 and she placed seventh in the voting for High School Athlete of the Year … Also competed in gymnastics, diving and water polo … The spring of 1998 was her first track and field competition.
Personal — American literature and culture major … Born July 2, 1980.
O’Hara’s best marks
PV 14-7.25 (CR), 14-6i
Two-time NCAA Champion
2000-outdoor/indoor pole vault
Three-time Pac-10 Champion
1999-01 - pole vault