D'Ana McCarty, Former UofL Women's Track & Field Player
First female student-athlete in program history to earn an NCAA title
D’Ana McCarty competed for the Cardinals 2007-11 and became the first female student-athlete in program history to earn an NCAA title. During her standout career, she was a four-time NCAA All-American has earned first-team USTFCCCA All-American honors three times.
McCarty won three-consecutive indoor weight throw titles from 2009-11 and still holds the BIG EAST record in the event at 22.56m set in 2010. She was named the BIG EAST Outstanding Field Performer in 2011 after earning gold in the shot put, discus, and hammer.
McCarty earned the weight throw NCAA Indoor National Championship title in 2009 with a mark of 22.09m. She then successfully defended her national title in 2010 with a distance of 22.76m that still stands as the UofL program record.
At the 2011 Indoor National Championships, she finished third in the weight throw as well as ninth in the shot put. She concluded her indoor career tied for having the second-most national titles in NCAA History in weight throw, an event that began collegiately in 1996.
McCarty also saw great success during the outdoor track and field season. She finished 10th in the hammer and ninth in the discus at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships while placing eighth in the hammer and 11th in the shotput in 2011.
McCarty graduated from UofL in 2011 with a degree in Communication.