On Porter: 1999 ACC Champion and school record-holder in the hammer throw … ECAC qualifier for the 1999 indoor and outdoor seasons … All-ACC selection during the 1999 outdoor season.
As a Junior: Throw of 180-10 in the hammer at ACC Outdoor Championships provisionally qualified her for NCAA competition and set new school record … recorded victories in the weight throw at both the Navy Invitational and the Father Diamond Invitational … also placed second at five other meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons combined.
As a Sophomore: ECAC qualifier in 20-lb. weight … finished third in ACC Indoor Championships last year with personal-best throw of 53-8 1/4 in 20-lb. weight … won the discus at Maryland Invitational and Terrapin Invitational … finished sixth and ninth, respectively, at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the hammer and discus … discus throw of 132-7 was career-best … set personal record with 152-2 hammer throw at George Mason Invitational.
As a Freshman: Finished eighth in 20-lb. weight at the ACC Indoor Championships, and 10th in the hammer at ACC Outdoor Championships.
Before Maryland: Was a seven-time all-county performer in volleyball and track at Old Mill High School … five-time state champion in track including a school record 134-7 in the discus … put the shot 40-4 for best mark.
Personal: Cathy M. Porter … born Oct. 19, 1978 … daughter of Judy and William Porter … scholar-athlete at Maryland, and two-time Dean's List performer academically.
Career Bests 20-lb. weight 55-11 ľ ACC/SEC Challenge, 1999 Hammer 180-10 ACC Outdoor Championships, 1999 Discus 134-4 ACC Outdoor Championships, 1999