|High School:||Poway HS|
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2012
Mariah Counts qualified for both the shot put and discus at the Big West Championships (May 12) ... finished fourth in the shot put after tossing a season-best of 43-7.75 (13.30) in the final ... also placed eighth in the discus with a top mark of 134-11 (41.12) ... season-best in the discus was 138-6 (42.21) which came in an 11th-place finish at the Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 29) ... also had a season-best of 127-7 (38.89) in the hammer ... played for the Matador women's volleyball team under Jeff Stork in the fall of 2011.
POWAY HIGH SCHOOL
Counts competed in both volleyball and track & field at Poway High School in Poway, Calif. ... was an outside hitter for the Titans for three seasons ... earned team MVP honors in both 2009 and 2010 ... was the team leader in kills and aces as well as being named Most Inspirational ... competed as a thrower for the track & field team ... was the CIF champion in the shot put as well as being named Most Valuable Female Thrower from 2009-11 ... graduated in 2011 with a 3.2 grade point average.
Born February 21, 1993 ... parents are Lori McMorris and Dave Counts ... stepmother Bonnie Counts-Bright played volleyball at UC Santa Barbara ... has one younger sister, Maile ... favorites include actors Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Brittany Snow and Queen Latifah, the TV show "Pretty Little Liars" and the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" ... chose CSUN because of the "great opportunity, great coaching and great school" ... lists John F. Kennedy as the one person in history she would like to meet ... major is Kinesiology.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
Shot Put: 43-7.75 (13.30) - Big West Championships (5/12/12)
Discus: 138-6 (42.21) - Steve Scott Invitational (4/29/12)
Hammer: 127-7 (38.89) - Cal State LA Twilight Open (4/19/12)