Amarachi Ukabam
    Amarachi Ukabam


    Creve Coeur, Mo.

    Last College:
    Ohio State




    Gaston, James named MVC Field Athletes of the Week

    Both Salukis rank in the top-10 nationally in their respective events (Gaston, shot put, fourth; James, triple jump, eighth).


    Salukis wrap up with four more titles on Day Two of Kentucky Invitational

    After winning the men's weight throw Friday night, SIU ended with a total five event wins.


    SIU has record-setting day at Saluki Fast Start to open indoor season

    Freshman Lindsey Murray set SIU's all-time indoor pole vault record at 4.02m (13-02.25).


    Salukis score three national qualifiers in the shot put at Day One of NCAA West Region Prelims

    Josh Freeman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott each punched tickets to Eugene, Ore., after finishing in the top-12 in the shot put on Thursday.


    SIU ready to send 13 student-athletes to the NCAA West Region Prelims

    Senior Kenya Culmer was added to the women's high jump after medical scratches earlier this week.

    Updated September 22, 2005

    At SIU: 2005 MVC Indoor Champion in the shot put and 20lb weight...2005 indoor all-time record holder and MVC Meet record holder in the shot put...2005 indoor all-time MVC record holder and MVC meet record holder in the 20lb weight...2005 NCAA Indoor All-American in the shot put and 20lb weight...2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American in the shot put and discus...2005 outdoor all-time MVC record holder and MVC Meet record holder in the shot put...2005 MVC Outdoor Champion and all-time MVC record holder in the discus...2005 USA Nationals finalist in the discus...2005 NCAA Mideast Regional Champion in the shot put...broke school records in the indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, discus and 20lb weight throw...earned MVC Field Athlete-of-the-Week honors four times during the 2004-05 season...recipient of the Charlotte West Scholarship...earned all-conference honors in five events.

    Pre-SIU: Transferred from Ohio State...2004 NCAA All-American in the indoor shot put, weight throw and discus...went on to compete at NCAA Nationals, where she garnered a sixth-place finish in the discus...2003 NCAA Regional Champion, USATF Junior Champion and Pan-American Games Champion in the discus...from there, she qualified for the Olympic Trials and finished eighth in the shot put...was Big Ten Conference champion in the discus as a freshman...was also named Big Ten Conference Outdoor Freshman-of-the-Year.

    Personal: Majors in Health Education...born Mar. 14, 1984...daughter of Chidi Nwaseki and Innocent Ukabam.