Charlene Grady
Charlene Grady


Spring Hope, N.C.

High School:
Southern Nash


2008-09: Represented the Pirates in the 20- pound weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championship with a career best 16.72 mark before taking second-place at the C-USA Outdoor Championship for the hammer throw with a mark of 56.05.

2007-08: Placed 14th in the weight throw at the C-USA Indoor Championships (15.02) ... Bettered her position at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, notching an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw (49.26) ... Turned in a total of eight top five results in the hammer and weight throw events.

2006-07: Earned eight top 10 finishes her sophomore year ... Placed second at the Freedom Games in the hammer throw with a mark of 47.66 ... Took two third-place finishes in the hammer at Western Carolina (49.33) and the Carolina Fast Times Meet (50.24).

2005-06: Did not compete due to a medical redshirt.

High School: Key member of the four-time outdoor track and field conference championship program ... Earned a combined seven varsity letters in track and basketball ... Received MVP honors her freshman season, the Hustle Award her sophomore year and the Coaches Award her senior campaign ... Placed third in the throws at the state championships as a junior.

Personal: Majoring in exercise and sports science ... Daughter of Willie Grady and Stephanie Knight ... Listed former ECU track and field standout Michelle Clayton as her most admired ECU athlete ... Her Uncle, Wayne Grady, played football at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.