| Austin Crenshaw
2011 and 2012 NCAA Regional Qualifier
Three Time All-Conference Performer
Gold Medal-2012 C-USA Outdoor Championships
Bronze Medal-2012 C-USA Indoor Championships
Bronze Medal-2011 C-USA Outdoor Championships
The versatile multi-event athlete had a breakout outdoor season in the pole vault ... An All-Conference USA first-team selection and gold medalist in the pole vault at the 2012 C-USA Outdoor Championships clearing 5.23m (17'1.75") ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary finished 18th overall in the pole vault with a school-record mark of 5.27m (17'3.50") ... Had four top-five pole vault finishes during the regular season ... Set two personal-bests at the Memphis Invite with a first-place leap of 7.06m (23'2") in the long jump and a throw of 11.79m (38'8.25") in the shot put ... Had a season-best in the javelin with an eighth-place throw of 52.01m (170'08") at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite.
All-C-USA third-team performer ... took bronze at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 4.93m (16'2") ... Placed fourth in the pole vault at the UAB Blazer Invite clearing 4.80m (15'9") ... Notched a third-place finish at the SEMO Redhawks Invite vaulting 4.57m (15').
One of three Tigers to represent Memphis at the USA Junior National Championships... Competed in seven individual events in 2011, earning six top-five finishes... Was the runner-up in the javelin throw at the SEMO Invite with a personal-best 55.80m (183' 1") toss... Was third in the javelin at the Ole Miss Invite (54.19m; 177' 9") and the Vanderbilt Invitational (51.29m; 168' 3")... At Vanderbilt, was also runner-up in the pole vault at 4.95m (16' 2.75")... Set a personal-best and tied Memphis' season-high at the Tiger Invitational with a 5.14m (16' 10.25") mark to gain entry to the USATF Junior Nationals... At the C-USA Outdoor Championships, tied with teammate Nate Arnold for a bronze medal with a 4.86m (15' 11.25") mark, and narrowly missed a point-scoring mark in the decathlon, finishing ninth with 4,716 points... Tiger Invitational mark qualified him for the NCAA East Regional; he no-heighted in the vault at the regional.
Competed in seven events as freshman during indoor season... Earned six top-five finishes in four different events: Pole vault (three), 55m hurdles, long jump and high jump (one each)... Season-best 4.88m (16' 0") was good enough for runner-up in the pole vault at the SEMO Invite... Also earned a third in the 55m hurdles (8.43s) and fifth in the long jump (6.50m; 21' 4") at SEMO... At the C-USA Indoor Championships, was sixth in the pole vault with a 4.70m (15' 5") and the heptathlon (4,698 points) to earn points for the Tigers.
Prior to Memphis
Two-time TSSAA State Champion in the pole vault...Won the 2009 AAA state title with a 4.52m (15-00.00) vault, then followed it up in 2010 with 4.72m (15-06.00) leap in 2010 to beat the runner-up by six inches...Was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps Athlete of the Year".
Son of Terry and Melanie Crenshaw ... Birthday is Jan. 22.