Junior transfer from Southern Miss who will compete in the weight throw and hammer for the Seminoles…hails from the same hometown – Udine, Italy – as FSU teammate and long-time friend Eleonora Omoregie…owns personal-bests of 20.35m (66-9.25) in the weight throw and 62.04m (203-6) in the hammer…won a pair of Conference USA titles while at Southern Miss and was also the 2018 FSU Relays hammer champion.
2017: Competed in five indoor meets as a freshman at Southern Miss…finished sixth in weight throw at Conference USA Indoor Championships…season-best (18.62m/61-1.25) came in third-place finish at Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Ala…outdoor slate included nine competitions, including NCAA East Preliminary in the hammer throw…recorded four hammer wins on the year, including season-best and school-record 62.04m (203-6) at the Southern Miss Open…won the Conference USA Outdoor hammer title. 2018: sophomore indoor season produced first weight throw marks over 20 meters…breakthrough came at Vanderbilt’s Music City Open with a personal-best throw of 20.35m (66-9.25) for sixth place….followed up by winning Conference USA title with a 20.29m (66-7) mark…outdoor season produced four hammer victories, beginning with FSU Relays title (60.44m/198-3)…produced season-best throw of 61.15m (200-7) in Southern Miss Invitational victory…was third at Conference USA Championships, where she also produced a shot put PB (13.72m/45-0.25)…qualified for NCAA East Preliminary meet for second consecutive year.
Represented Italy at the 2017 European U23 Championships in the hammer…was Italy national championship finalist in hammer 2014-2016…ranked No. 40 in the world in the weight throw in 2018…daughter of Tekeu Diane Balbine…majoring in entrepreneurship at Florida State…born June 6, 1996.