Larissa Kurtz
Larissa Kurtz
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Akron, OH
High School: Revere HS
Events: Pole Vault
Experience: 1Y

2016 -- As a freshman, posted a season-best clearance of 11 feet, 1.75 inches at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 23 ... was also sixth at the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UC Santa Barbara on April 30, at 10’ 10”, and fourth at the Westmont Classic on March 19 in Montecito, at 10’ 6.25”.

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.