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Amy Acuff

Amy Acuff

Event: High Jump
Height: 6-2
Weight: 145
PR: 2.01m/6-7 (2003)
Born: 07/14/1975
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
High School: Calallen HS (Texas) '93
College: UCLA '97
Coach: Tye Harvey
Agent: Jeff Hartwig
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USA Championships
Six-time USA Outdoor champion ('95, '97, '01, '03, '05, '07)
Five-time USA Indoor champion ('01, '04, '07, '08, '09)

International Championships
Five-time Olympian
1997 World University Games champion

Collegiate Championships
Three-time NCAA Indoor champion ('94, '95, '97)
Two-time NCAA Outdoor champion ('95, '96)

About Amy
Amy Acuff’s retirement did not last long when she decided to make a comeback in 2012 to make her fifth Olympic team. After competing at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships, Acuff finished 12th and found out she was pregnant with her first child. She then retired from competition and worked as a licensed acupuncturist. Acuff is a seven-time world championship finalist. With six USA Outdoor championships to her name, she is tied with Elenor Montgomery for the second most USA high jump titles, only behind the legendary Alice Coachman. Acuff was involved in a car accident three weeks before the 2000 Olympic Trials, on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles. After being treated with acupuncture following the automobile accident Acuff moved to Austin and began study at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas. Despite not having a coach while competing in high school, Acuff was named National High School Athlete of the Year in 1993. Country music legend Roy Acuff was a second cousin of her grandfather. Has worked as a model with appearances in Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, Vogue, US, the cover of Playboy and other magazines. Acuff wed pole vaulter Tye Harvey, the 2001 World Indoor silver medalist, in October of 2004 in Hawaii.
Results
2012: 10th in 2nd qualifying group at Olympic Games (1.85m/6-0.75); 3rd at Olympic Trials (1.95m/6-3.5); 2nd at Drake Relays (1.85m/6-0.75); 1st at Texas Relays (1.95m/6-3.5)
2010 – 2011: did not compete
2009: 12th at World Outdoors (1.87m/6-1.5); 2nd at Athens (1.95m/6-4.75); 2nd at Madrid (1.93m/6-4); 2nd at USA Outdoors (1.95m/6-4.75), 1st at USA Indoors (1.90m/6-2.75); 1st at Millrose Games (1.92m/6-3.5i)
2008: 9th in qualifying at Olympic Games (1.89m/6-2.25); 2nd at Olympic Trials (1.93m/6-04); 4th at Stockholm (1.95m/6-3.5); 3rd at adidas Track Classic (1.92m/6-6); 1st at USA Indoors (1.92m/6-3.5); 6th at World Indoors (1.95m/6-4.75)
2007: USA Outdoor champion (1.89m/6-2.25); 12th at World Outdoors (1.94m/6-4.25); USA Indoor champion (1.92m/6-3.5); 1st at Millrose Games (1.89m/6-2.25); 2nd at Drake Relays (1.89m/6-2.25); 5th at Rome (1.95m/6-4.75); 2nd at Sheffield (1.89m/6-2.25); 4th at Madrid (1.95m/6-4.75); 4th at Monaco (1.94m/6-4.25); 5th at Heusden (1.89m/6-2.25); 6th at Stockholm (1.92m/6-3.5)
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (1.92m/6-03.50); USA Indoor champs runner-up (1.89m/6-2.25); 2nd at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1.92m/6-3.50); 1st at Tyson (1.95m/6-4.75); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1.96m/6-05); 5th at Paris (1.94m/6-4.25); 4th at Rome (1.94m/6-4.25); 3rd at Lausanne (1.96m/6-5); 3rd at Stockholm (1.93m/6-4); 2nd at London (1.94m/6-4.25)
2005: USA Outdoor champion (1.90m/6-02.75); 8th at World Outdoors (1.89m/6-2.75); 1st at Mt. SAC Relay (1.93/6-4); 1st at Oslo (1.93/6-4); 5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1.79m/5-10.50)
2004: 4th at Olympic Games (1.99/6-6.25); 3rd at Olympic Trials (1.95m/6-4.75); USA Indoor champion (1.93m/6-4); 1st at Munich (2.00m/6-6.75); 2nd at Berlin (2.00m/6-6.75); 3rd at London (1.97m/6-5.5); 3rd at Zurich (1.97m/6-5.5); 1st at Drake Relays (1.88m/6-2); 2nd at Mt. Sac Relays (1.92/6-3.5); 3rd at Home Depot (1.92m/6-3.5); Tied for 1st at Millrose Games (1.92m/6-3.5)
2003: USA Outdoor champ (1.95m/6-4.75); runner-up at USA Indoors (1.94m/6-4.25); 9th at World Outdoor Champs (1.90m/6-2.75); 10th at World Indoors (1.92m/6-3.50); 4th at Zurich (2.01m/6-7PR, U.S. Leader); 1st at Glasgow (1.98m/6-6); 1st at Millrose Games Indoors (1.95m/6-4.75); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic Outdoor (1.95m/6-4.75); tied for 1st at U.S. Oracle Open (1.97m/6-5.52nd); 1st at Golden Gala (1.97m/6-5.50);5th at Rieti 2003 (1.92m/6-3.50)
2002: Runner-up U.S. Indoors (1.90m/6-2.75); 1st at adidas Boston Indoor Games (1.90m/6-2.75); 1st at adidas Midwest Track Classic (1.92m/6-3.; 2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (1.92/6-3.; 3rd at USA Outdoors (1.90m/6-2.7; 3rd at Oracle U.S. Open (1.90m/6-2.7); 4th at Zagreb GP (1.93m/6-4); 5th at Paris GL (1.93m/6-4); 7th at Lausanne GP (1.94m/6-4.25)
2001:1st at U.S. Outdoors (1.88/6-2); won Prefontaine Classic (1.98/6-6; 1st at Peregrine Systems U.S. Open (1.94/6-4.25); 1st at Osaka GP (1.96m/6-5); 1st at USA Indoors (1.92m/6-03.50); 1st at Millrose Games (1.96m/6-5); 4th at World Indoors (1.96m.6-5); 10th at World Outdoors (1.90/6-2.75); tied for 3rd at Goodwill Games (1.93m/6-4)
2000: 3rd at Olympic Trials (1.90m/6-2.75);  finished 17th in qualifying at the Olympic Games (1.80m/5-10.75)
1999: 2nd at USA Indoors (6-4) and USA Outdoors (6-4); 9th at World Outdoor Champs (6-4); Prefontaine Grand Prix champion
1998: 2nd at USA Outdoors (6-4.25); tied for 2nd at Goodwill Games (6-4); 2nd in Edwardsville GP (6-4.25); 3rd at USA Indoors (6-2/75)
1997: 1st at USA Outdoors (6-5); 1st at NCAA Indoors (6-3.25) 1st at World University Games (6-6); 1st atPac-10 Champs (6-2.75); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (6-2.75); tied for 14th in qualifying at World Champs (6-3.5)
1996: 3rd at Olympic Trials (6-3.5)...tied for 20th in qualifying at Olympic Games (6-0.75)... 3rd at NCAA Indoors (6-0.75)...Won Pac-10 Champs (6-3.25) and NCAA Outdoors (6-4.25)
1995: 1st at USA Outdoors (6-4.75); 1st at NCAA Indoors (6-5.5 Championship record), 1st at Pac-10 Champs (6-6 CR); 1st at NCAA Outdoors (6-5 Meet Record); 2nd at Olympic Festival (6-3.25);  tied for 8th at World Champs (6-4); 8th at World University Games (5-10.75).
1994: 1st at NCAA Indoors (6-3.25); 1st at Pac-10 Champs (6-0.75) and USA Junior (5-8); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (6-2.25); tied for bronze at World Juniors (6-2)
1993: Won titles at Pan Am Juniors (6-0); U.S. Olympic Festival (6-0) National Scholastic Indoor Champ (5-10.75); National Scholastic Champs (6-2); USA Juniors (6-1.5).
1992: Won National Scholastic Indoor Champs (5-11); no height in qualifying at Olympic Trials; 3rd at National Scholastic Champs (5-10); 1st at USA Juniors (5-9.75); 9th at World Juniors (6-0.75)
1991: Won National Scholastic Champs (6-2); 3rd at USA Juniors (5-11.75)


USA/World Rankings and Personal Best
2012: Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (ranked No. 3rd in the USA by T&FN, 10th in the World)
2009: Indoor bests- 1.92m/6-3.5 (4th in the USA, 21st in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (3rd in the USA, 16th in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (1st in the USA, 16th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (3rd in the USA, 26th in the World)
2007: Indoor bests- 1.92m/6-3.5 (2nd in the USA, 27th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (1st in the USA, 18th in the World)
2006: Indoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75(2nd in the USA, 16th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.96m/6-5 (2nd in the USA, 8th in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Outdoor bests- (1.93m/6-4) (3rd in the USA, 23rd in the World)
2004: Indoor bests- (1.93m/6-4) (1st in the USA, 23rd in the World); Outdoor bests- 2.00m/6-6.75 (1st in the USA, 8th in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (2nd in the US, 17th in the World); Outdoor bests- 2.01m/6-7 (1st in the USA, 7th in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 10 in the world by T&FN)
2002: Indoor bests- 1.92m/6-3.5 (2nd in the US, 19th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75) (2nd in the USA, 13th in the World)
2001: Indoor bests- 1.96m/6-5 (1st in the USA, 6th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.98m/6-6 (1st in the USA, 7th in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2000: Indoor bests- 1.88m/6-2 (5th in the USA, 34th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.90m/6-2.75 (4th in the USA, 47th in the World)
1999: Indoor bests- 1.93m/6-4 (3rd in the USA, 15th in the World); Outdoor bests- 1.95m/6-4.75 (2nd in the USA, 14th in the World)
1998: Indoor bests- 1.94m/6-4.25; Outdoor bests- 1.94m/6-4.25, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN)
1997: Indoor bests- 1.93m/6-4; Outdoor bests- 2.00m/6-6.75, (ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN)
1996: Indoor bests- 1.92m/6-3.5; Outdoor bests- 1.94m/6-4.25
1995: Indoor bests- 1.97m/6-5.5; Outdoor bests- 1.98m/6-6, (ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
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