Tanisha Silas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vallejo, Calif.

High School:
Hogan HS '97

Height:
5-2

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior

2002: NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR... Second Aggie to win that award, after former teammate Jamila Demby in 1999... OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN as part of 4x400 relay, placing 8th (3:43.95)... Finished 7th (56.92) in 200 at CCAA Championships... Member of CCAA runner-up 4x400 team (3:37.54)... Set season-best 200 time of 56.88 at Stanford.

2001: OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN on 4x400 relay, finishing 3rd (3:43.07) at NCAA Championships... CCAA CHAMPION as part of 4x400 for third straight year, crossing in 3:44.08... CCAA runner-up in 400 (season-best 56.46)... INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN, leading off 2nd-place 4x400 relay (school-record 3:45.05)... Had season-best indoor 400 of 59.99 at Cosby Invitational.

2000: OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN as member of 2nd-place 4x400 squad, which set school-record of 3:40.57... Foursome also was CCAA CHAMPION at 3:46.54... Placed 3rd in 400 (56.13), 6th in 200 (25.66 prelims) at conference... Mark in the 200 was a PR and ranked 8th in Aggie annals at the time... Set PR of 56.08 in quarter at Drummond Invite, 3rd all-time at UC Davis... INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN, placing 4th as part of 4x400 (3:51.23).

1999: OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN as part of 4x400 relay, placing 5th (3:45.14) at nationals... CCAA CHAMPION in 4x400 relay (3:45.33)... Also took 4th at CCAA in 400 (season-best 56.91).

1998: Redshirted.

HOGAN HS ?97: Lettered three years in basketball and track... State meet qualifier in track as a senior... Honorable mention All-Monticello Empire League in hoop... Posted 4.0 GPA in final quarter.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 29, 1979 in Vallejo, Calif.... Dean?s List student majoring in neurobiology, physiology and behavior... Has won numerous academic awards in biological sciences field... Plans to pursue M.D.... Has served internships at the UC Davis Medical Center in the pediatric emergency room and in the geriatric unit... Won VC Student Affairs Outstanding Senior Award.