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SHANICE LOVE

Player profile

position
Throws
year
Senior
hometown
Kingston, Jamaica
high school
Excelsior

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Enters final season having already established herself as an NCAA and world class discus thrower…the 2019 NCAA runner-up won 7 of 12 discus competitions as a junior, including her second consecutive Penn Relays and ACC titles…won gold at NACAC (North America, Central America, Caribbean) Championships in Mexico, representing her native Jamaica…was sixth at the Pan American Games in Peru and finished 16th in her first IAAF World Championships appearance in Doha…ranks No. 2 all-time at FSU.

 

2019

Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Posted the 10 best marks of her career as a junior…opened season with FAMU Relays, FSU Relays and Florida Relays title…established first of three new personal-bests with opening throw of 61.54 meters (201-11) at FSU Relays, breaking the Mike Long Track record previously held by former teammate and Jamaican countrywoman Kellion Knibb…was third at Mt. SAC Relays (61.16m); second among collegians…won next three competitions – Penn Relays, ACC Championships and NCAA East Preliminary – leading up to NCAA Championships…in Austin, Texas recorded all six throws in excess of 60 meters, including back-to-back PBs of 61.74 and 62.69 (205-8), placing second for the first, first-team All-American honors of her career…after runner-up finish at Jamaican National Championship meet, claimed her first international gold with an opening-round throw of 60.14 at the NACAC Championships in Queretaro, Mexico…advanced to the finals and finished sixth at the Pan American Games in frigid Lima, Peru…bettered half of the field in Doha, placing 16th in her first IAAF World Championships finish on Oct. 2…continued to excel in the classroom, earned All-ACC Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the third time.

2018

Indoor: Competed in the shot put collegiately for the first time with four meet appearances…improved in each meet, capped by her indoor PB of 12.10m (39-8.5) at the ACC Indoor Championships, where the Noles won the team title. Outdoor: Authored a breakout year in the discus with five victories and two runner-up finishes…posted new discus personal-bests in each of her first four meets to climb to No. 2 on FSU’s all-time list behind fellow Jamaican and former teammate Kellion Knibb…took over No. 2 spot at the Pepsi Florida Relays with her third win in as many meets…pushed her PB to 57.77m (189-6) in a runner-up finish at the Mt. SAC Relays…won Penn Relays title (56.10m/184-1) and followed it up with her first ACC Outdoor discus title (57.14m/187-6)…qualified second from the NCAA East Preliminary meet and earned her second consecutive second-team All-American honor by placing 14th at NCAA Outdoor Championships…placed third at Jamaican National Championships…capped competitive season in August at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia with the first three 58-meter marks of her career, capped by final-round 58.40…competed in the shot put once, registering a PB of 12.12m (39-9.25) at FSU Relays.

2017

Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Fifth place finisher at the ACC Championships with a throw of 52.63m(172’8)… qualified for NCAA National Championships with East Preliminary mark of 53.19m (174’6″)… placed 12th in the NCAA Championships in the discus with personal best of 54.37m(178’4”) on her final throw, a number five overall distance in Florida State history… finished the season with All-American honors.

 

Personal:

Put together an impressive senior season at Excelsior High, where she was a four-year captain…won 2016 ISSA Boys and Girls Championships Class 1 discus title with a record mark (52.73m)…claimed her third CARIFTA Games title (52.05m)…broke the Jamaican junior national record for the first time at the MVP meet (54.66) and raised it two weeks later at Penn Relays, with a meet record throw of 54.72 meters (179-6), earning Most Outstanding Performer honors…that marked ranked fifth in the world among junior athletes…won her second Jamaican Junior National title in 2016…represented Jamaican for the second time at the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Poland…was the bronze medalist at the 2015 PanAm Junior championships…honored by JAAA/Scotiabank as the top student-athlete with the highest GPA in 2015…daughter of Eronica Dean and Richard Love…completing her FSU undergraduate degree in accounting in spring of 2020…born June 9, 1997.