Amethyst Holmes
Amethyst Holmes


Huntsville, Ala.

High School:



87 Alabama Student-Athletes Earn Place on SEC Spring Honor Roll

Nine different UA programs, including two NCAA Championship teams and one national runner-up squad, were represented on the annual honor roll


Campbell Advances to NCAA Track & Field Championships

Crimson Tide to send five competitors to the NCAA Championships


Track & Field Set for NCAA Regional Competition

Crimson Tide competes to qualify athletes for the NCAA Championships


Track & Field Qualifies 13 for the NCAA East Region Preliminary Round

Crimson Tide qualifies eight members of its women's team and five of its men.


Holmes and Mickens Named to SEC Community Service Team

Pair of UA track and field athletes honored for their efforts in the community

Career Bests
• Discus - 141-9
• Shot put - 44-4.25
• Weight throw - 65-4
• Hammer throw - 190-8

Senior (2011-12)
Outdoor Season
Came in 20th in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 183-2 ... was seventh in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a throw of 164-1 ... marked a 182-7 in the hammer throw to finish fifth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... placed seventh in the hammer throw at the Spec Towns Invitational by clearing 182-10 ... recorded a personal best in the hammer throw with a sixth-place 190-8 at the Ole Miss Invitational ... set a mark of 186-9 to finish second at Alabama Relays ... won the hammer throw event with a mark of 180-7 at the Bulls Invitational.

Indoor Season
Closed out season with a second-place 64-02.5 in weight throw at High Tide Qualifier ... runner-up at SEC Championships in weight throw with a 64-7 mark ... placed second in weight throw at Texas A&M Invitational by clearing a 63-2.25 ... threw 63-7 in the weight throw to finish fifth at the New Balance Invitational ... placed third in weight throw at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 64-8, the top mark by a collegiate thrower ... finished fourth overall at the Crimson Tide Indoor opener in the weight throw competition.

Junior (2010-11)
Outdoor Season
Competed in three events at the SEC Championships ... came in seventh in the hammer throw with a personal best of 176-11 and 14th in the discus throw and the shot put with 127-4 and 43-3.75 ... both her discus and shot put marks at the SEC Championships were season bests ... also threw 170-2 in the hammer throw at the Spec Towns Invitational to finish eighth.

Indoor Season
Had the second best weight throw mark in school history at the Texas A&M Challenge with a personal best throw of 65-4 ... that mark also ranked 19th nationally on the season ... took third in the SEC Indoor Championships weight throw with 62-1.75 ... also competed in the SEC Indoor Championships in the shot put and finished 12th with a throw 43-0.25.

Sophomore (2009-10)
Recorded a personal-best and team-leading throw of 60-4 in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships ... threw a personal-best 44-4 ¼ in the shot put at the Texas A&M Challenge ... placed sixth in the hammer throw while recording a personal-best and team-leading throw (175-2) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... recorded a personal-best throw of 141-9 in the discus and improved on her indoor personal-best in the shot put (43-9 ¾) at the War Eagle Invitational.

Freshman (2008-09)
Finished 22nd in the shot put (38-5) and 13th in the weight throw (48-10) at the SEC Indoor Championships...finished 20th in the hammer throw (143-5) and 17th in the discus (111-1) at the SEC Outdoor Championships...recorded two personal-bests and one season-best throw at the Volunteer Track Classic in the shot put (38-0), hammer throw (152-1) and discus (132-8).

Prep and Personal
Team appeared at the 6A AHSAA State Championships 2004-08...won the state title in the shot put in 2008 and won the discus title in 2007...WHNT Athlete of the Month for March 2008...won the section title in the discus in 2007...finished third in the discus in 2006...named to the All-Metro team in 2007 by the Huntsville Times...member of the A/B Honor Roll all four years, 2008 AKA Debutante, Commendable Senior, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, Girl Scout Silver Award Recipient, ASPA High School Journalist of the Year and 2008 Rick Bragg Feature Writing Award...also a member of the Huntsville Metro Track Club coached by Joseph Henderson and was the 2004 MVP...Parents: Alex Jr. and Yvonne Holmes...Sibling: Alex III...Birthday: July 25, 1990...Majoring in Journalism...Brother Alex plays football and throws for track and field at Greenville College.