Team posts 3.35 GPA to earn team honor
The two are also nominated for SEC Athletes of the Year
All-American triple jumper ready for eventful two-week stretch
Simone Charley breaks own record, takes second at NCAA Championships
Charley breaks own school record, earns First Team All-American honors
December 8, 2013
Major: Double major in Psychology and Sociology
Charley's TFRRS page: HERE
2016 NCAA First Team All-American (Outdoor)
2016 NCAA First Team All-American (Indoor)
2015 NCAA First Team All-American (Outdoor)
2015 NCAA First Team All-American (Indoor)
2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2014 NCAA Second Team All-American (Outdoor)
u Was invited to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. (Recap, results: HERE)
u Represented USA at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championships. (Recap, results: HERE)
2016 Outdoor Season: NCAA Championships: Earned First Team All-American honors by finishing second overall breaking her own school and personal record with a leap of 45-02.25 (13.77m). … SEC Championships: Finished second in triple jump with a leap of 45-0.5 (13.73m). … Penn Relays: Took home first place in triple jump with a leap of 42-8 (13.00m). … Auburn Invitational: Finished top 10 in triple jump with a leap of 39-05.2 (12.02m). … Florida Relays: Took 14th in the triple jump with a leap of 40-09.00 (12.42m).
2015-16 Indoor Season: NCAA Championships: Earned First Team Indoor All-American honors for the second consecutive year by breaking her own school record and finishing second with a mark of 44-0 (13.41m). It was the best finish by a Commodore since Ryan Tolbert captured a national championship in the 400 hurdles in 1997. … SEC Championships: Scored three points for the Commodores by finishing sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 42-9.50 (13.04m). … Music City Invitational: Broke her own school record with a leap of 43.9.75, which at time ranked the nation's third-best mark. … Armory Collegiate Invitational: Finished first in the triple jump with a mark of 42-11.75 (13.10m). … Vanderbilt Invitational: Captured first place in the triple jump with a leap of 42.6 (12.95m). … Conference Clash: Finished third with a leap of 42-01.50 (12.84m) in her season debut while competing in her hometown.
2015 Outdoor Season: NCAA Championships: Earned First Team All-American honors by finishing third among the incredibly talented field in Eugene, Oregon; Produced the best series of her career, including breaking her own school record with a leap of 43-8.5 on her second attempt and again in the finals with a mark of 44-3.25. NCAA East Regional: Took ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 42-4 to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the second straight season. … SEC Championships Broke her own school record in the triple jump and earned a fourth-place finish with a leap of 43-7, which shattered her pervious best of 43-2.50 (13.17). … Duke Twilight: Captured first place in the triple jump with a mark of 42-0.50 (12.81m). … Tiger Track Classic: Captured first place in the triple jump by posting a mark of 41-11.75, which came on her final attempt. … Virginia Challenge: Was sixth in the Triple Jump Invite at 40-2 (12.24m).
2014-15 Indoor Season: NCAA Championships : Earned First-Team All-American honors after capturing fourth place in the triple jump with a leap of 43-2.25. By finishing fourth, she earned five points for the Commodores... SEC Championships: Broke her own school record and earned All-SEC honors in the triple jump, finishing in third place by clearing 13.24m (43-5.25). It was the nation's fifth-best mark at the time. ... Tyson Invitational: Broke her own school record and earned a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 43-1.50. ... Meyo Invitational: Tied her own school record, which she set earlier in the season, with a leap of 12.94m in the triple jump while earning a third-place finish. ... Vanderbilt Invitational: Posted a school-record leap in the triple jump with a mark of 12.94m (42' 5.50) while capturing first place in the event and notching the best mark in the two-year history of VU's indoor facility.
2014 Outdoor Season: Broke her own school record and set a lifetime personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 43-2.50 at the USATF Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon; Missed qualifying for the IAAF World Championships by just one centimeter while earning a third-place finish. ... Earned All-American Second Team honors after finishing ninth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. ... Became the first Commodore to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2010. ... Established a new school record in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays in April, then went on to break own her record -- twice -- at the SEC meet and again at the NCAA East Preliminaries. ... Was a member of the 4x200 relay team that set the school record (1:40.24). ... Pulled off two major accomplishments at once when she qualified for the NCAA Championships and broke her own school record in the triple jump with a mark of 43-1 on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Broke her own school record in the triple jump -- twice -- with leaps of 42-1.75 and 42-8 at the SEC Championships while earning a fifth-place finish and scoring four points for the Commodores. ... Set a new school standard in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays and captured third place at 41.10.75 . ... Took second place in the triple jump at the Mt. SAC Relays and finished fourth at the Tennessee Challenge.
2013 Indoor Season: Posted the second-best mark on VU's all-time performance list in the triple jump (41-8.50). ... Took eighth in the triple jump at 12.44m at the Tyson Invitational. ... Posted a ninth-place finish in the triple jump at 41-00.25 at the New Balance Invitational. ... Earned fourth place in the triple jump at 12.52m at the Vanderbilt Invitational. ... Took third in triple jump at 12.42m at the Auburn Indoor Invitational. ... Finished fourth in the triple jump (12.22m) at the UAB Blazer Invitational.
Personal: Simone Naomi Charley... Born Feb. 4, 1995, in Boston, Mass.... Daughter of Sharon and Bobby Charley... Youngest of three siblings... Sister, Nicole, is a triple jumper at Auburn... Brother, Myles, is a triple jumper and long jumper at Troy... Cousin Damien Charley played football at Vanderbilt from 1995 to 1998.