Natalie Dye
Natalie Dye

Player Profile

Myersville, Md.

High School:


Pole Vault


Holds school record in the pole vault at 12-6 (Maryland Indoor Invitational 2001)

As a Junior: Indoor Season -- Broke her own school record in the pole vault at the Maryland Invitational soaring to 12-6 inches and a first place win... was an NCAA provisional and ECAC qualifier ... finished the indoor season ranked second in the ACC ... finished second at the Terrapin Invitational reaching 12-0 and also at the Delaware Invitational ... finished in tenth at the ACC Championships ... competed at the ECAC Championships ... Outdoor Season -- Tied her own outdoor record soaring to 11-11.75 with a fourth place finish at the JMU Invitational ... qualified for the ECAC Championships ... tied for 10th at the ACC Championships ... best finish of the season came at the Maryland Invitational when she finished second ... was named an Academic All-American ...

As a sophomore: Finished second at the Penn State Outdoor Meet while setting the school record (11-11.75) in the pole vault … finished seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships with a vault of 11-9.75) to set the school indoor record … placed first at three different meet during the indoor and outdoor seasons (Maryland Indoor, George Mason and Terrapin) …. vaulted at 11-10.50 to take second place at the Florida State Seminole Meet …placed third at the Alabama Relays with a vault of 11-5.75) … qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championships and finished tenth with a vault of 11-3.25

As a Freshman: Established the indoor school record with a jump of 11-4.75 at the ACC Indoor championships … strong jump of 11-3.75 at the Delaware Invitational in earning first place at the event … earned a first place finish in the pole vault at the Bucknell Invitational which was her first career meet … recorded a pole vault of 10-0 in the event … a second first place finish at the Navy Invitational with a jump of 10-5.50 … established the school record in the outdoor pole vault with a jump of 10-10 at the ACC Outdoor Championships … recorded her first career first place finish at the VCU Ram Invitational with a jump of 10-6 in her first career outdoor meet … her jump tied the existing school record … tied that record with a jump of 10-6 for a second place finish at the Maryland Invitational … broke the record at the ACC Championships in Durham, N.C.

Before Maryland: Graduated from Middletown High School in 1999 … a four-year letter winner in track and field as she participated in the pole vault, long jump and high jump … an prep All-America selection in 1998 … a 1999 team captain … the 2A state record holder in the pole vault … earned all-state honors her senior season.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1981 … Natalie is the daughter of Donna and John Dye … the valedictorian of her high school class.

Career Bests
Pole Vault Indoor12-6* Maryland Indoor Invitational, 2001
Pole vault (outdoor)11-11.75 * ACC Championships, 2001 and JMU, 2002
* both are school records for indoor and outdoor pole vaults respectively