Knut Syversen
Knut Syversen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sarpsborg, Norway

High School:
St. Olan VGS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/16/1985


2011 NCAA Indoor All-American - Weight Throw
Two-Time NCAA Regional Qualifier
2009 C-USA Indoor Shot Put Champion
Nine-Time All-C-USA Performer

2011 Outdoor: Did not compete due to injury.

2011 Indoor: Earned All-American status, marking the sixth year in a row the Tiger track and field program has produced an All-American thrower... Three-time victor in the weight throw during his senior campaign, and never finished below third in the event... Kicked the season off with a win at the ASU Kick-off Klassic, taking first in the weight throw with a 19.55m (64' 1.75") toss... Was victorious in back-to-back weeks in mid-February, at the Hoosier Hills (20.00m; 65' 7.5") and the SEMO Invite (19.21m; 63' 0.25")... At the C-USA Indoor Championships, was runner-up in the weight throw (20.09m; 65' 11") and fourth in the shot put (season-best 16.82m; 55' 2.25")... Set a personal-best at the LSU Last Chance meet, coming in second with a 21.14m (69' 4.25") toss... Fought through injury at the NCAA Indoor Championships to become a second-team All-American, finishing 15th with an 18.52m (60' 9.25") throw.

2009 Indoor: Competed in five events during the indoor season finishing first in the shot put on four different occasions...Set a personal best shot put mark of 17.16 meters at the C-USA Championships where he finished first...Also finished first in the shot put at EIU Mega Meet, SIU McDonald's and SEMO Invite...Finished second in the weight throw at the EIU Mega Meet, SIU McDonald's and SEMO Invite...Finished third at the C-USA Championship weight throw with a personal-best toss of 18.87 meters.

2008 Outdoor: 2008 Conference USA Freshman of the Year...Competed in seven meets during the 2008 outdoor season including the NCAA Mid-East Regional Meet...Participated in the shot put, hammer throw and discus for the Tigers and racked up 14 top-5 finishes...At the Rhodes Open Meet, appeared on the medal stand two times placing third in the shot put with a throw of 16.25m (53-03.75) and another third place finish in the discus with a throw of 47.61m (156-02)...At the Ole Miss May Invitational, set a personal record for the shot put with a third place toss of 17.18m (56-04.50)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, placed fifth in the hammer throw setting a personal best mark of 56.30m (184-08)...Set another personal-best mark in the discus with a fourth place performance of 49.82m (163-05)...Shot put throw earned him a trip to the medal stand as his toss of 16.81m (55-02.00) earned him a second place C-USA finish...At the NCAA Mid-East Regionals, placed 18th throwing the shot put 16.42m (53-10.50).

2008 Indoor: Participated in all seven meets during the 2008 indoor season...Threw the shot put and weight throw for the Tigers...In his first meet at Memphis, placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 15.79m (51-09.75) and third in the weight throw with a launch of 17.16m (56-03.75)...Set a set a personal-best throw of 16.97m (55-08.25) in the shot put at the SEMO Invitational placing third...At the same meet, placed second in the weight throw with a personal best toss of 19.47m (63-10.00)...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, threw an All-Conference fifth place mark in the shot put with a toss of 16.27m (53-04.50)...Also placed second in the weight throw with a throw of 18.75m (61-06.25).

Academics: Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters...Has also been a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for one year.

Prep: Attended St. OLAV VGS competing in track and field...Specialized in throws.

Personal: Full name is Knut Steinar Syverson...Son of Signe Liv Syverson...Is the youngest of five siblings...Majoring in civil engineering.

Syversen's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Weight Throw 21.14m LSU Last Chance 3/4/11
Shot Put 17.16m C-USA Champs. 2/28/09
Syversen's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Discus 50.56m Mem. Tiger Inv. 4/17/10
Shot Put 17.18m Ole Miss Inv. 5/3/08
Hammer Throw 60.90m Mem. Tiger Inv. 4/17/10

2010 Outdoor: Earned 10 top-fives in shot put, discus and hammer throws...won the shot put at the Memphis Tigers Invitational with a 16.64m (54'7.25") in addition to a personal-best 60.90m (199'10") hammer throw and 50.56m (165'10") discus throw, finishing second and fifth in those events, respectively...earned his eighth all-conference bid at the C-USA Championshiops with a fifth-place, 55.94m (183'6") throw...finished 17th at the East Regional with a 58.98m (193'6") hammer throw.

2010 Indoor: Conference runner-up in shot put and weight throw...had 12 top-five finishes during indoor; never finished lower than fourth in eight meets competing in the weight throw...had a regional-qualifying 20.04m (65'9") weight throw at the Redhawk Invite, where he finished third; throw was 25th-best in the nation during indoor season...season-best 16.75m (54'11.50") shot put earned him runner-up at the C-USA Championships.

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

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