Kirsten Berding
Kirsten Berding

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muenster, Germany

High School:
Kardinal-von-Galen-Gymnasium

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
05/07/1990

Awards:
C-USA Academic Medalist (2012); Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2012); Dean's List (Fall 2012); 4.0 GPA (Fall 2012)


2011 All-Conference Performer

2012 Outdoor
Recorded six top-10 for the Tigers competing in the high jump ... Turned in her season-best mark of 1.71m (5'7.25") at the Memphis Invitational taking third place ... Scored overall points for the women's squad at the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a sixth place leap of 1.70m (5'7") ... Placed second at the Mississippi open clearing a height of 1.70m (5'7") ... In her lone long jump performance during the outdoor season, set a personal-best of 4.99m (16'4") at the Ole Miss Invitational.

2012 Indoor
Notched five top-10 high jump finishes during indoor competition ... Recorded her season best of 1.70m (5'7") twice taking first place at the SEMO Redhawks Invitational and fourth place at the Vulcan Invitational ... Scored overall all team points for the women's squad at the Conference USA Indoor Championships tying for fifth with a jump of 1.67m (5'5.75").

2011 Outdoor
Racked up three wins and seven top 10 finishes ... Won the SEMO Invitational and set a personal best mark of 1.74m (5` 8.5") ... Took top spot at the LSU Relays with a 1.72m (5' 7.5") mark...Placed first at the Rhodes open clearing 1.67m (5' 5.75")

2011 Indoor
Picked up four victories in the high jump during indoor season ... Started the season with a win at the ASU Kick-off Klassic, posting a 1.70m (5' 7") mark ... picked up wins at the EIU Mega Meet (1.65m; 5' 5") and SEMO Invite (1.70m; 5' 7") ... Won the SIU Invitational with a 1.73m (5' 8") mark ... Scored pointsat the C-USA Indoor Championships, tying for seventh with a 1.67m (5' 5.75") height.

2010 Outdoor
Seven-time scorer in six events in her first outdoor season ... won the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a 1.60m (5'3") high jump ... season-best 1.64m (5'4") high jump at Conference USA Tournament was good enough for eighth place, earning her all-conference honors.

2010 Indoor
Kicked off her indoor career with a third-place finish at the ASU Kick-off Classic with a 1.60m high jump (5'3") ... in her return to Arkansas State, won the high jump with a 1.63m (5-04.25) jump.

Prior to Memphis
Berding competed at Kardinal-von-Galen Gymnasium in a track club at Muenster Germany ... Eight-time regional winner and was fifth place in high jump at the European Club Championships in 2009 ... Finished in eighth place in the National Youth Champhionships in high jump in 2008 ... Her individual record in high jump was 1.72m (5'8") ... Berding was coached by Brigitte Kurschilgeu who is the National Coach of Germany.

Personal
Daughter of Karin and Ludger Berding ... Birthday is May 7.

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