2003 C-USA Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year
2003 C-USA Champion: Shot Put (Outdoor), Discus (Outdoor)
School Record Holder: Shot Put (18.78m), Discus (58.31m)
NCAA Championship Qualifier: Shot Put (15th), Discus (14th)
Mykebust transferred to the University of Memphis in the Spring of 2002 from Southern Illiniois University...A native of Sand, Norway, he has become a premier athlete not just on the Tigers squad, but in the conference and nationally...Myklebust was named 2003 C-USA Male Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year after winning both the shot put and discus at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...He qualified for the NCAA Championships in both events and placed in the top-15 in both events...Over the summer, competing at a Nike Amateur Meet he threw a discus 202-06.00 feet, a personal best and a mark that would have won the National Championship in 2003...Myklebust hopes to attain those high marks this spring and contend for a National Championship in 2004.
2003: INDOOR TRACK-Sat out the indoor season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules...OUTDOOR TRACK-Placed first in the shot put at the Big Cat Classic (3/29) with a school record throw of 18.33m, also won the discus at the Big Cat Classic with a toss of 55.37m...Won both the discus and shot put at the Southeast Missouri State Gatorade Classic (4/5) with throws of 17.23m and 54.86m respectively...Earned an NCAA Regional qualifying mark at the Sea Ray Relays (4/12) with a discus toss of 58.31m while placing second and setting a new school record...Won the discus competition at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/19) with a throw of 55.55m...Set a new school record in the shot put at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 18.78m, setting a new school record on route to winning the C-USA Shot Put Championship, Won the C-USA Championship in the Discus with a throw of 56.82m becoming a double-medalist...Was named 2003 C-USA Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year...Qualified for NCAA Championships in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA Regional Meet in Columbus, Ohio, Threw 56.96m in the discus and 17.94m in the shot put at NCAA Mid-Eastern Regionals...Placed 14th in the discus at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Cal., Threw 55.34m in the discus and placed 15th in the shot put at NCAA Championships with a mark of 17.76m...Personal best marks of 18.78m (shot put), 58.31m (discus).
2002: (SOUTHERN ILLINOIS) INDOOR TRACK: Won the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship in the shot put with a throw of 17.79m...OUTDOOR TRACK: Sat out the 2002 outdoor season and transferred to the University of Memphis...Placed second in the Norway Outdoor Track Championships in the Discus with a throw of 58.56m...Personal best marks of 17.79m (shot put), 58.56m (discus).
PREP: Attended Sotienberg Technical School...Competed in Track & Field.
PERSONAL: Full Name is Gaute Myklebust...Born in Sand, Norway on April 29, 1979...Son of Torkel and Kari Myklebust...Father is a veterinarian, mother works in childcare...Major is Undecided...Chose Memphis because of Throws Coach Kevin Robinson...Enjoys listening to music...Was also recruited by Southern Illinois.