| Kala Funderburk
NCAA East Qualifier
Bronze Medal-2012 C-USA Outdoor Championships
Earned All-Conference USA third team honors taking bronze at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 4 x 400m (3:37.57) ... During the outdoor season set two school-records and qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary in the 400m and the 4 x 400m ... Took three titles in the 400m at the Memphis Invitational (53.76), the Se Ray Relays (53.97) and the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational (54.95) ... Her time of 53.97 at the Sea Ray Relays broke the program record of 54.40 which had stood since 1979, she later broke her own record at the Memphis Invitational clocking in at 53.76 ... As a member of the 4 x 400m relay squad, broke the school-record and took first place at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational with a time of 3:46.14, the squad would break their own record four more times during the outdoor season, with the fourth time coming at the NCAA East Preliminary as they finished 13th overall at a time of 3:37.45.
In her first meet for the Tigers, she tied the school's 400m record with a time of 56.09 to take second place at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic ... Broker her own 440m record two more times with the last coming in a third-place finish at the Vulcan Invitational at a time of 55.02 ... As a member of the 4 x 400m relay squad, broke the school-record and placed second at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic with a time of 3:50.74, the group later broke their own record at the Vulcan Invitational at a time of 3:45.40 (first-place) ... Scored overall points for the women's squad at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 400m (eighth, 57.04) and 4 x 400m (seventh, 3:46.69).
Prior to Memphis
Lettered in track and field and was a member of the basketball and cross country teams...specialized in the 400 with a personal-best of 55.24 as a senior in high school...member of 2008 and 2009 District Championship Team with individual titles in the high jump, 400m, 200m, and 4x400...member of 2010 and 2011 regional championship team with individual titles in the 400m, high jump, 4x400... 800m Girls High School Champion at 2011 Pepsi Florida Relays (2.16.43)...named Pinellas All-County Athlete of the Year in 2011 by St. Petersburg Times...Lakewood High School girls track MVP Athlete (2008, 2010, and 2011)...holds the LHS school record in the 800m (2.16.43)...named the Most Outstanding Girl Athlete (2009 & 2011) at Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational and holds the meet record in the 200m (24.84) and high jump (5'4)..finished third at the state championship meet in the 400m in 2011...was ranked sixth in outdoor 400m (4th indoor) and fourth in high jump in the state of Florida by ESPNHS.
Daughter of Leroy and Anitra Funderburk...Birthday is Sept. 14.