Larissa Kurtz
Larissa Kurtz
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Akron, OH
High School: Revere HS
Events: Pole Vault
Experience: HS

Prep -- At Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio, twice cleared a program-record height of 12 feet in the pole vault (at the state championships as a junior and then the Kent State Open as a senior; the latter jump ranked No. 57 nationally and No. 5 throughout Ohio for the season) ... also in 2015, took third place at the indoor state finals, at 11-9 ... won the 2014 Akron Suburban League title for the Minutemen (at 11 feet) on the way to her third of four consecutive regionals appearances ... posted a high jump PR of 5-6, and won the 2014 district crown at 5-3 ... chosen as MVP of the Dwight Schar Invitational in her junior year ... also was a successful all-around gymnast competing independently ... was an Academic All-State honoree and an AP Scholar With Distinction, belonged to the National Honor Society, and won a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medal ... also was a member of the National Art Honor Society and the Ohio Math League, as well as her campus’ Ecology Club, Class Council and International Club ... also visited Cornell; chose Cal Poly because of its landscape architecture and pole vaulting programs.

Personal -- Born on Nov. 27, 1996 in Akron ... both of her parents (Steven and Tania) attended Ohio State ... majors in landscape architecture and aspires to lead projects in cities.