2000 Simmons only has indoor eligibility in 2001 At the NCAA Outdoor in the triple jump she placed 16th (41-7), was third at the Pac-10 (42-10Gw) and was 12th (41-7I) at the NCAA Indoor Her season-best 43-8H was No. 13 on the 2000 U. S. chart Placed eighth (43-4H) at the U. S. Trials No. 9 ranking in the U. S.
1999 Although a nagging hamstring injury slowed Simmons, she still recorded a personal legal-best 43-8I (No. 2 in school history, No. 6 all-time Pac-10, No. 12 in the U. S.) in the triple jump At the NCAA Outdoor, she placed 13th (42-8) and at the Pac-10, Simmons was second (41-11Hw) in the triple and fifth (19-3H) in the long jump.
1998 Entered 1999 ranked No. 10 in the U. S. in the triple jump Earned All-American triple jump honors twice in 1998 At the NCAA Outdoor, she was fourth (43-4I) and at the indoor, Simmons placed sixth (43-7I) Won the triple jump at the Pac-10, with a leap of 42-7 and also tied (with teammate Michelle Perry) for eighth in the long jump (18-7) Placed 10th (41-0G) in the triple jump at the USA Outdoor Season-bests in the long jump of 19-10G (outdoor/indoor) and then-personal-bests in the triple jump (43-7Ii, No. 12 in the U. S., 43-5G, then-No. 3 in UCLA history) Athletic Directors honor roll for spring quarter (3.00 gpa).
1997 Outstanding true freshman campaign In Junior competition, she won the gold medal at the U. S. meet in the triple jump, with a wind-aided 43-11I and at the Pan American meet in Havana, she again won the gold, with a then-personal-best 43-4H (No. 9 on the World Junior list, No. 11 in the U. S.) At the NCAA Outdoor, she earned All-America honors by placing ninth (top eight Americans) in the triple (43-1Iw) and at the NCAA Indoor, she placed 14th At the Pac-10, she was fourth in the long jump (19-9Hw) and second in the triple jump (42-3G) Season best 19-10G in the long jump Also in the triple jump, she recorded a 44-1G (nwi) in the Bruins win at USC On the Athletic Directors Honor Roll for the fall quarter.
High School Multi-talented athlete at Douglas MacArthur HS, four-year letterwinner in track and basketball Earned All-America honors in the triple jump, with a prep personal best 41-7 (No. 6 prep mark in the nation) Her personal prep best long jump of 19-11I was also No. 6 Ran a 56.99 400m, 14.2 100m high hurdles and 43.01 300m hurdles In the summer of 96, Simmons won the triple jump at the Junior Pan American meet in Chile As a junior, she was rated No. 25 (42-3G, No. 2 HS) in the U.S. in the triple jump Won 15 medals at the Illinois State meet during her prep career Two-time (1995 and 94) Junior Olympic triple jump champion.
Personal Physiologicial sciences major Desires to become a family practice physician First name pronounced Dee-na Born Oct. 22, 1978.
CLick for Bruin Video