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Brianne Theisen
Position: Heptathlon
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Humboldt, Sask.
High School: Humboldt Collegiate Institute
Experience: 3 Letters
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7-Time NCAA Champion (Heptathlon 3x, 4x400 Meter Relay; Pentathlon-i 3x)
Pac-10 Champion (Heptathlon, 3x)
Two-time USTFCCCA Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
Two-time USTFCCCA Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
Pac-10 Field Athlete of the Year
Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Year
Bowerman Award Finalist
Bowerman Award Semifinalist
NCAA Record (Pentathlon)
Pac-12 Record (Heptathlon)
5 School Records (Heptathlon,
100 Meter Hurdles; Pentathlon-i,
60 Meter Hurdles-i, High Jump-i)
10-Time All-American
Academic All-American

2011-12: NCAA heptathlon champion. NCAA pentathlon champion. Bowerman Award finalist. NCAA record, pentathlon. Became just the fourth woman in collegiate history to win seven career NCAA titles, trailing only Texas’ Carlette Guidry (12), Texas’ Suziann Reid (10), and Wisconsin’s Suzy Favor (9). Finished her Oregon career holding five school records and ranking in the top 10 in an astounding 12 different events. Outdoors - Won her third NCAA heptathlon title, scoring a personal best, Pac-12 and school record 6,440 points. That was the second-highest score in collegiate history. Set four personal bests at the NCAA meet, running 13.30 in the 100 meter hurdles (also a school record), jumping 20-7.25/6.28m in the long jump (No. 6 in school history), throwing 152-2/46.38m in the javelin (No. 9 in school history) and throwing 42-4.75/12.92m in the shot put. Prior to her win at the NCAA meet, claimed her third Pac-12 heptathlon crown by scoring 6,353 points. Score included a personal-best 23.90 in the 200. Also during the outdoor season, won the 400 meters at the Oregon Relays in a personal-best 53.72 (No. 10 in school history). Indoors - Set both the NCAA and Canadian national records in the pentathon. Won her third national crown with 4,536 points, joining Arizona State’s Jacquelyn Johnson (2006-07-08) as the only other three-time champion in the event. Ran a personal-best 8.25 60 meter hurdles at the NCAA meet to break the school record in the event. Earlier in the season scored 4,555 points to win the pentathlon at the Texas A&M Challenge, which broke both the NCAA and Canadian record. The Texas A&M win was punctuated by her school record clearance at 6-2/1.88m in the high jump. Also earned second team academic All-America honors, as well as being named the Pac-12 scholar-athlete for track and field. Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - Heptathlon - 6,440 (PR), NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/7-8/12); 200 Meters - 23.90 (PR), Pac-12 Championships heptathon, Eugene, Ore. (5/5/12); 400 Meters - 53.72 (PR), Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/21/12); 100 Meter Hurdles - 13.30 (PR), NCAA Championships heptathlon, Des Moines, Iowa (6/7/12); High Jump - 6-0.5/1.84m, NCAA Championships heptathlon, Des Moines, Iowa (6/7/12); Long Jump - 20-7.25/6.28m (PR), NCAA Championships heptathlon, Des Moines, Iowa (6/8/12); Javelin - 152-2/46.38m (PR), NCAA Championships heptathlon, Des Moines, Iowa (6/8/12). Indoors - Pentathlon - 4,555 points (PR), Texas A&M Challenge, College Station, Texas (1/27/12); 60 Meter Hurdles - 8.25 (PR), NCAA Championships, Nampa, Idaho (3/10/12); 6-2/1.88m (PR), Texas A&M Challenge, College Station, Texas (1/27/12); Long Jump - 20-1/6.12m (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/24/12).

2010-11: NCAA pentathlon champion. NCAA record, pentathlon. Bowerman Award semifinalist. All-American (pentathlon; 4x400 meter relay indoors). Outdoors - Redshirt season. Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Indoors - Dominating performance in winning her second consecutive NCAA indoor pentathlon title. Broke scores of records as Oregon won its second straight NCAA Indoor title. Was named the USTFCCCA national Women's Field Athlete of the Year. Pentathlon point total of 4,540 was an NCAA record, a Championships meet record and an Oregon school record. Finished just 10 points shy of the Canadian national record. Matched her own school record in the 60 meter hurdles (8.35), broke school and meet records in the high jump (6-0.5/1.84m) and set a personal best in the 800 meters (2:11.82). Also scored on the Ducks' eighth-place 4x400 meter relay team. Ran the third leg on the second-fastest relay in school history (3:34.98). Initially set the collegiate and school record in the pentathlon, scoring 4,507 points at the Jan. 28 UW Invitational. Truly awesome performance included a time of 8.45 in the 60 meter hurdles, an indoor PR in the high jump of 6-0/1.83m, an all-conditions PR of 41-8/12.70m in the shot put, a long jump of 19-9/6.02m and a pentathlon PR of 2:14.50 in the 800 meters. She broke the previous collegiate mark of 4,496 points by Arizona State's Jacquelyn Johnson in 2008 - by 11 points. The high jump clearance also tied the Oregon indoor school record set by Laurel Roberts in 1991. At the MPSF Championships, ran the lead leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay team that set a meet record in 3:35.44. Also was the runner-up in the high jump (5-8.5/1.74m) and took third in the 60 meter hurdles in a school-record 8.35 to help Oregon win the team title. Nearly broke her own school record in the 60 meter hurdles in the season-opener, running 8.42 to win the event at the UW Indoor Preview. Also went 19-5.25/5.92m in the long jump and threw the shot put in her season debut. Season Bests: Indoors - Pentathlon - 4,540 points, NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/11/11); 800 Meters - 2:11.82 (PR), NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/11/11); 60 Meter Hurdles - 8.35, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11) & NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/11/11); High Jump - 6-0.5/1.84m, NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/11/11); Long Jump - 19-9/6.02m, UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/28/11).

2009-10: 2010 NCAA outdoor champion in the heptathlon and indoor champion in the pentathlon. Was named the USTFCCCA Field Athlete of the Year, the West Region field athlete of the year and the Pac-10 field athlete of the year. Outdoors - Ranked first nationally in the heptathlon and fifth nationally in the high jump. Broke three school records in an amazing performance at the 2010 NCAA Championships. Competing in the heptathlon, broke her own school record in the 100 meter hurdles by running 13.39. Also set a heptathlon best in the long jump, going 20-0.25/6.10m. Those two marks helped her break her own heptathlon record with 6,094 points, winning the NCAA title for the second year in a row by more than 400 points. On the final day, became an unexpected national champion on Oregon's 4x400 meter relay team. Subbing for teammate Jamesha Youngblood, whose long jump competition ran long, led off the relay that clipped Texas A&M by .03, as the Ducks set the school record in the 4x400 for the third time during thr 2010 season in 3:28.54. Won All-America honors for both the heptathlon and the relay, bringing her career total to six. Also called into action at the NCAA West Regional, where she ran the opening leg of the 4x400 meter relay that won its heat in a then-school record 3:30.23 to advance to the national championships in Eugene. Defended her Pac-10 heptathlon title by scoring 5,917 points - nearly 500 points better than second place - as she won five of the seven events. Set a heptathlon personal best in the high jump at the Pac-10 meet with a clearance at 5-11.5/1.82m. A week later at the full Pac-10 competition, set a personal best in the high jump, 6-1.25/1.86m, to finish second and also ran fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (13.49) to help lead Oregon to a Pac-10 record 215 points. High jump was the second best in school history, while her preliminary time in the 100 hurdles, 13.43, broke her own school record before she lowered it again at the NCAA meet. Won the 100 hurdles at the Oregon Relays in 13.61. Took the national lead in the heptathlon by scoring a wind-aided 5,942 points at the Texas Relays. In that competition, had three first-day heptathlon PRs. Went 13.69 to win the 100 meter hurdles, cleared 5-10.75 to win the high jump and threw 41-5/12.62m in the shot put. Also won the 200 meter dash in 24.34, the javelin at 129-1/39.35m and the 800 meters at 2:19.78. Won the high jump (5-8.75/1.75m) and was fourth in the javelin (141-3/43.5m) to help Oregon win the Pepsi Team Invitational. Opened season in the shot put and on the 4x100 meter relay team at the Oregon Preview. A District 8 all-academic second team and Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention selection. Indoors - Broke her own school record in winning the NCAA title in the pentathlon, scoring 4,396 points. That was the fourth-highest total in collegiate history. Became just the second Oregon woman to win an NCAA indoor title, joining Melody Fairchild (3,000 meters, 1996). Set pentathlon personal bests in four of the five events and had a lifetime best in the shot put as her 10 points helped Oregon win the NCAA indoor title for the first time in school history. Pentathlon PRs were 8.44 in the 60 meter hurdles, 41-6 in the shot put, 19-11.5 in the long jump and 2:15.58 in the 800 meters. Also cleared 5-8.5 in the high jump. Long jump mark ranks No. 3 indoors for the University. Opened season with an indoor shot put of  40-6.25 at the UW Indoor Preview. Used a then-pentathlon PR in the shot of 40-0 to help her score a nation-leading 4,198 points at Texas A&M. Neared her PR in the other four events, winning the 60 meter hurdles in 8.63, the high jump at 5-10.5 and the long jump at 18-5.5. Two weeks later at the Husky Classic, smashed her own record in the 60 hurdles, running 8.46 in the finals. Reset her mark in the 60 hurdles at the MPSF Championships, placing third in 8.40 seconds to help the Ducks win their first-ever MPSF title. Also helped the 4x400 meter relay team finish third (3:42.33) and tied for fourth in the high jump (5-8.5). Season Bests: Outdoors - Heptathlon - 6,094 points, NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore. (6/9-10/10); 200 Meters - 24.18 (w+2.6), NCAA Championships heptathlon, Eugene, Ore. (6/9/10); 100 Meter Hurdles - 13.39, NCAA Championships heptathlon, Eugene, Ore. (6/9/10);  High Jump - 6-1.25/1.86m (PR), Pac-10 Championships, Berkeley, Calif. (5/15/10); Long Jump - 20-0.25/6.10m (w+2.6), NCAA Championships heptathlon, Eugene, Ore. (6/10/10); Javelin - 141-3/43.05m, Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/10/10). Indoors - Pentathlon - 4,396 points, NCAA Indoor Championships pentathlon, Fayetteville, Ark. (3/13/10); 60 Meter Hurdles - 8.40, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/27/10); High Jump - 5-10.5/1.79m, Texas A&M Challenge pentathlon, College Station, Texas (1/29/10);  Long Jump - 19-11.5/6.08m (PR), NCAA Indoor Championships pentathlon, Fayetteville, Ark. (3/13/10).

2008-09: Breakout season saw her win the NCAA heptathlon championship, the Pac-10 heptathlon championship and the Canadian national heptathlon championship and compete for Team Canada at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Also broke four school records and etched her name on 10 different top-10 lists. Won All-America honors in the heptathlon and pentathlon. During her first indoor season, established a school record in her initial pentathlon of the season, scoring 4,181 points at the UW Indoor Invitational. Set the school record in the 60 meter hurdles, 8.65, during that competition and also recorded a seasonal best in the high jump, 5-11.25, which ranks second all-time indoors. Broke her own school records in the pentathlon and 60 meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Finished third with 4,321 points to score six points toward Oregon’s ninth-place finish and earn All-America honors. During that competition, lowered her school record in the 60 meter hurdles to 8.54, established a season PR in the long jump of 19-9 and matched her high jump PR. Outdoors, won four heptathlons before taking 15th at the world championships. Opened season with a win at the Big Green in the Desert (5,643 points). Set an outdoor PR in the high jump, 5-10 (No. 5 all-time), at that meet. Won the long jump at the Oregon Relays with a wind-aided personal best effort of 20-3.75. Also was a member of the second-fastest 4x100 relay team in school history, 44.74, at the Oregon Relays (lead leg). In the championships season, netted 16.5 points at the Pac-10 Championships to help lead Oregon to the team title for the first time in 17 years.  Won the heptathlon with 5,986 points, a 200-point PR. Established personal records at the time in the 200 meters (w24.02), 800 meters (2:14.57), 100 hurdles (13.86) and shot put (39-0.25). Came back the following weekend of the Pac-10 meet score in the long jump (sixth, 20-2.5), high jump (seventh, 5-7) and 4x400 meter relay team (third, 3:37.10). Ran 13.56 to set the school record (since broken) in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles at the NCAA West Regional. Came back to run a seasonal best 13.47 to finish fourth in the final with a non-legal wind of +3.7. Became just the second NCAA heptathlon champion from Oregon at the 2009 meet in Fayetteville, Ark. Set the school record in winning with 6,086 points and helping Oregon take the runner-up trophy. Had a pair of PRs in the throws - 39-9.25 in the shot put and 148-0 in the javelin (No. 10 all-time) - and just missed PRs in the five other events to break 6,000 points for the first time in her career. Went on to win the Canadian national heptathlon title in June (5,847 points) to earn a trip to the IAAF World Championships. Finished 15th against the top heptathletes in the world (5,949 points) and set a personal best in the 800 meters (2:12.62) in the final event. Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. Named the team’s Mary Officer Award winner. Season Bests: Outdoors - Heptathlon - 6,086 points, NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark. (6/11-12/09); 200 Meters - 24.02 (w+4.9), Pac-10 Championships heptathlon, Eugene, Ore. (5/9/09); 100 Meter Hurdles - 13.47 (w+3.7), NCAA West Regional, Eugene, Ore. (5/30/09); High Jump - 5-10.5/1.79m, Big Green in the Desert Multis, Mesa, Ariz., (3/25/09); Long Jump - 20-3.75/6.19m (w+3.5), Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/24/09); Javelin - 148-0/45.11m, NCAA Championships heptathlon, Fayetteville, Ark. (6/12/09). Indoors - Pentathlon - 4,321 points, NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas (3/13/09); 60 Meter Hurdles - 8.54, NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/13/09); High Jump - 5-11.25/1.81m, UW Indoor Invitational pentathlon, Seattle, Wash. (1/30/09) & NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas (3/13/09); Long Jump - 19-9/6.02m, NCAA Championships pentathlon, College Station, Texas (3/13/09).

2007-08: All-American in the heptathlon following her fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Also the Pac-10 runner-up in the event, where she scored a personal best 5,765 points to vault to second on the UO career list. Scored 5,710 points at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors. Was also Oregon’s top high jumper (5-8.75) and 100 meter hurdler (14.21) of 2008 and was an NCAA Regional qualifier in both the high jump and the javelin (144-8). Opened season with a pair of first-place finishes at the Oregon Preview, taking the 100 meter hurdles in 14.36 and the long jump in 19-6.25. Scored 5,575 points in her first heptathlon to win the Sacramento State Invitational. Won the 100 meter hurdles at the Oregon Relays (14.52), where she also took second in both the high jump (5-8.75) and the long jump (19-1.5). In addition to her second-place finish in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 Championships, also competed in the long jump, high jump and javelin. During the Pac-10’s heptathlon competition, set seasonal bests in the 100 meter hurdles (14.21), javelin (144-8) and the shot put (38-3.25). Season-bests in the high jump (5-8.75)  and long jump (19-6.75) came at the NCAA Championships. Did not compete indoors. Season Bests: Outdoors - Heptathlon - 5,765 points, Pac-10 Championships, Tempe, Ariz. (5/9-10/08); 100 Hurdles - 14.21, Pac-10 Championships, Tempe, Ariz. (5/9/08); High Jump - 5-8.75, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/13/08); Long Jump - 19-6.75, Des Moines, Iowa (6/12/08); Javelin - 144-8, Pac-10 Championships, Tempe, Ariz. (5/10/08).

Prep: Posted an impressive victory as a senior in the 2007 Pan-American Junior Championships heptathlon (5,413 points) and led field in the high jump, javelin and 800 meters and stood second in long jump and ran a PR in the 200 meters (25.025). Also competed for the Canadian National Team in the 2006 World Junior Championships (11th, 5,149) and 2005 World Youth Championships (fourth, 4,805). Named school’s junior and senior athlete of the year and Saskatchewan’s 2007 Female Athlete of the Year. Overall, lettered five seasons in track and field, four seasons in volleyball at middle blocker and one season in soccer at forward. Also trained and competed with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. Honor roll member.

Personal: Business administration major.

Personal Bests
Heptathlon - 6,440 points,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/7-8/12
200 Meters - 23.90,
Pac-12 Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 5/5/12
400 Meters - 53.72,
Oregon Relays,
Eugene, Ore., 4/21/12
100 Meter Hurdles - 13.30,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/7/12
High Jump - 6-2/1.88m (i),
Texas A&M Challenge,
College Station, Texas, 1/27/12
Long Jump - 20-7.25/6.28m,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/8/12
Javelin - 152-2/46.38m,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/8/12
Pentathlon - 4,555 points (i),
NCAA Championships,
Nampa, Idaho, 3/10/12
60 Meter Hurdles - 8.25 (i),
NCAA Championships,
Nampa, Idaho, 3/10/12

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2012 - Heptathlon, 1st, 6,440 points
2010 - Heptathlon, 1st, 6,094 points
2010 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 1st, 3:28.54
2009 - Heptathlon, 1st, 6,086 points
2008 - Heptathlon, 4th, 5,710 points

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2012 - Pentathlon, 1st, 4,536 points
2011 - Pentathlon, 1st, 4,540 points
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 8th, 3:34.98
2010 - Pentathlon, 1st, 4,396 points
2009 - Pentathlon, 3rd, 4,321 points

Pac-10 Track Championships
2012 - Heptathlon, 1st, 6,353 points (Pac-12)
2010 - Heptathlon, 1st, 5,917 points
2010 - High Jump, 2nd, 6-1.25/1.86m
2010 - 100 Meter Hurdles, 4th, 13.49
2010 - Javelin, 11th, 126-4/38.51m
2009 - Heptathlon, 1st, 5,986 points
2009 - Long Jump, 6th, 20-2.5/6.16m (w+2.8)
2009 - High Jump, 7th, 5-7, 1.70m
2009 - 400 Meters, p-4th, 55.53
2009 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 3rd, 3:37.10
2009 - 4x100 Meter Relay, p-4th, 46.11
2008 - Heptathlon, 2nd, 5,765 points
2008 - Javelin, 11th, 140-3
2008 - High Jump, 12th, 5-5
2008 - Long Jump, 13th, 18-11.25