Ramona Burchell earned her way to next month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., by winning her heat with a time of 11.03 and breaking Pauline Davis' 1986 Alabama record of 11.11
Accolades First Team All-America, indoor weight throw (2014) First Team All-America, outdoor hammer (2013) Second Team All-SEC, outdoor hammer (2014) Second Team All-SEC, indoor weight throw (2014) SEC All-Freshman Team, outdoor hammer (2013) SEC All-Freshman Team, indoor weight throw (2013) Named SEC Freshman of the Week following performance at the 2013 Mark Colligan Memorial
Sophomore 2014 Outdoor Season Placed sixth in the hammer throw (214-4) at the NCAA East Prelim to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished runner-up with a mark of 217-6 at the SEC Championships to earn a spot on the All-SEC Second Team ... placed seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 221-0 at the Mt. SAC Relays... won the hammer throw with a school record of 234-2 at the Alabama Relays. 2014 Indoor Season Earned first team All-America honors with a seventh-place finish after a school record weight throw of 70 feet, 8 inches at the NCAA Indoor Championships ...placed second in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 70-5 3/4 inches ... finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 69-7 at the Tyson Invitational ... won the weight throw event at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 67-9 3/4.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish via a best toss of 213-9 (65.17 meters) ... took fourth in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary with a throw of 211-1, earning a berth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... bettered his own UA school record in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 214-11 and finished 3rd ... set the UA record for hammer throw at the Samford Multi Invitational with a mark of 211-4, winning the event in the process ... finished first at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 211-3 in the hammer throw ... won the hammer throw with a 210-0 mark at the Alabama Relays.
2013 Indoor Season Set the weight throw school record at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a mark of 67-6 ¼ ... went on to place third at the SEC Championships with a mark of 66-6 ... initially set the school indoor record for weight throw at the Mark Colligan with a distance of 66-9 ¼ ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for performances at the Mark Colligan ... recorded a weight throw mark of 64-10 ½ at the Indiana Relays, good for a fourth-place finish in the invitational weight throw ... won weight throw with a 63-10 ½ at the Auburn Invitational ... finished seventh in first career collegiate meet, with a weight throw of 56-8.
Prep and Personal Had an outstanding junior career in Scandinavia ... coached by his father Lars at Sparvagen FK ... graduated high school in 2010 and sat out the 2010-11 season due to injury before signing with Alabama ... son of Lars and Gunilla Hakansson ... youngest of three children ... born Feb. 29, 1992, in Jonkoping, Sweden.