UND Roster

2011-12 Track and Field Roster

Rudy Atang

Throws


Height 5'7''
Class Junior
Hometown Houston, TX
High School St. Pius X
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Placed 18th in the shot put with a throw of 15.37m at the NCAA Div I East Prelims … finished fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put … placed sixth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships … threw a season best 15.69m in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational … hurled season best indoor shot put (15.64) at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational … finished third overall at the Beach Invitational … placed fifth in the shot put at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational … finished third overall in the shot put at the Indiana University Relays … placed second at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the shot put … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in the weight throw and shot put … opened her campaign at the Blue and Gold Invitational, placing third in the weight throw with a distance of 14.61m and third in the shot put after logging a distance of 13.20m … finished fourth in the shot put at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, registering a distance of 13.47m … 11th at the Notre Dame Invite in the weight throw after posting a 12.91m throw and earned fifth in the shot put with a mark of 13.77m … finished third in the shot put at the Indiana Relays after setting a distance at 13.76m … placed 13th at the Meyo Invitational, tossing the shot put 14.03m … at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finished fourth in her heat and ninth overall with a shot put throw of 14.19m … came in fourth at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the shot put, posting a throw of 13.84m … at the Arizona State Invite, qualified for the shot put finals after finishing fourth in prelims with a throw of 14.20m … finished fifth in the finals after logging a toss of 14.20m … earned an eighth-place result in the shot put at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, notching a throw of 13.62m … locked up sixth at the Border Battle in the shot put with a throw of 14.75m … finished third in shot put at the Dave Rankin Invite after posting a toss of 14.72m … placed 17th at the Drake Relays after recording a mark of 13.94m … at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, finished in seventh with a season-best throw of 15.02m … came in ninth place at the Cardinal Classic, logging a toss of 14.69m … competed in the NCAA Regionals, finishing 28th with a mark of 14.83m.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed in the top-ten in both the shot put and weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed seventh in shot put at the Dave Rankin Invitational with a 13.91m throw … recorded another top-ten finish in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays, with a 14.15m throw, good for eighth.

AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor track season with an 11th-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, registering a weight throw of 12.12m … also finished ninth in the shot put with a toss of 10.99m … finished 12th with a shot put of 10.14m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … recorded a throw of 12.08m to finish eighth in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational … opened the outdoor season with a 12th-place finish in the shot put at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a toss of 11.43m … finished fifth with a hammer throw of 46.52m at the Spartan Invitational … also finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 11.21m … finished eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 32.60m at the Eastern Michigan Invitational … also finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 11.37m … closed out the season with a 23rd-place finish in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays, recording a toss of 11.72m.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eleven-time letterwinner in track and field, volleyball and basketball at St. Pius X High School (Texas) … four-time shot put district champion and TAPPS 6A shot put state champion in 2006 … earned all-state honors as a junior … captained the volleyball team as a sophomore and senior and led the basketball team as a junior … born October 16, 1988, in Houston, Texas … daughter of Fon and Judith Atang … youngest of five children … brother, Joseph, plays basketball at Houston Baptist University … graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science, majoring in pre-professional studies and anthropology.

ATANG[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 14.19m
Weight Throw (Blue and Gold Invitational) 14.61m

ATANG[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 15.02m
Hammer Throw (Spartan Invitational) 46.52m