Event Calendar
June 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Sun, Jun 16, 2024
Game Day Info

No Event(s) Scheduled For Selected Date

View Full Schedule & Results


Blugold Super Six
Steph Barnes

Barnes won the NCAA Division III outdoor pole vault championship in 2005 and the indoor national title last March. She has also placed among the top four at nationals two other times. She owns the school indoor (12'9") and outdoor (12'11") records as well as the conference indoor mark (12'8").

Those results are amazing considering that as a freshman, she broke her back at a meet at St. Olaf although she placed third at the conference outdoor meet and qualified for nationals before she discovered the break. That was the last in a long series of injuries that plagued her throughout her career. She sat out her entire sophomore season to heal completely and since returning to competition has remained healthy.

Barnes received the team Most Dedicated Award last year after being named team Field MVP after the 2005 season. In addition to three letters in track, Barnes also lettered in gymnastics one year before giving up the sport to concentrate on the pole vault.

A kinesiology major with a 3.66 GPA, Barnes will graduate in August of 2007. Last spring, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District 5 Second Team.

Return to Super Six

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics • McPhee 208 • Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: (715) 836-3062
Questions/Comments: UW-Eau Claire Sports Information