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  Kandia Batchelor
Kandia Batchelor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hillsborough, Fla.

High School:
Hillsborough

Event:
Sprints


*TEAM CAPTAIN*

NCAA Qualifier
2007 All-American
2007 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Track and Field Team
3-Time ACC Champion
All-ACC
All-ACC Academic

Collegiate Bests:
200m - 25.19
400m - 54.24
4x400 - 3:31.10

2007 Track - Outdoor:
-Earned All-American honors racing the third leg of the 4th-place 4x400m relay team at NCAA Championships with a time of 3:31.10.
-Part of the 4x400m team at the ACC Championships that finished with a 3:32.11, setting a new conference meet record.
-Ran the third leg of the ACC Champion 4x400m relay team.
-Also competed in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Regionals.
-Finished with a time of 54.45 in the 400m at the ACC Championships.
-Awarded third-team Arthur Ashe Junior Sport Scholar for her work on the track and in the classroom.
-Finalist for the John Wooden Cup for academics and community service.

Indoor:
-Part of the ACC Championship-winning 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:41.55.
-Best 4x400 Relay time came at the Tyson Invite with a 3:41.01 to provisionally qualify.
-Clocked a 400m time of 56.82 at the New Balance Invite.

2006 Track - Outdoor:
-Competed in the 4x400m relay preliminaries at the NCAA Championships.
-Ran third leg of 4x400m relay at NCAA East Regionals for second place with a new FSU top-ten time of 3:31.43.
-Regionally qualified in the open 400m and as a leg of the 4x400m relay.
-Ran a lifetime-best 54.24 in the 400m at the Reebok Invitational.
-Ran third leg of the team's top two, 1600m-relays.
-Quartet of Alycia Williams, Alyce Williams, Batchelor and Evelyne-Cynthia Niako finished in 3:34.58 at the Texas Relays.
-One of 15 regional qualifiers on the women's team.
-Entering the Reebok Invitational, had a season-best 55.69 in the 400m.
-Earned All-ACC honors as third leg of winning 1600m relay.
-Shaved more than two seconds off her personal-best 400m mark of 56.74 entering the season.
-Participated in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays.

Indoor:
-Had season best 7.67 in the 55m dash at the Pepsi Invite.
-Raced season-best 400m dash at the ACC Championships and placed 12th in the prelims (56.61)
-Ran 59.66 in the 400m dash at the Lobo Invite.

2005 Track - Outdoor:
-Was an integral part of the sprint group, running the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay events.
-Ran season-best times of 25.19 in the 200m and 56.74 in the 400m.
-Finished in the Top 20 runners at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 200m with a clip of 25.19.
-Posted a then-season best mark of 25.30 at the Seminole Twilight for eleventh place.
-Was 21st in the 200m preliminary race at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.
-Alternate leg of the 4x400m relay that finished in second place at the league championships.

Indoor:
-Ran a season-best 26.12 in the 200m at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
-Finished in 14th place at the Clemson Opener.
-Ran a 26.29 at the Gator Invitational and a 27.13 at the Florida Intercollegiate Championships, both in the 200m.
-Season-best time of 58.57 in the 400m came at the league championships meet.

Prep:
-Honor roll all four years.
-Member of the Lady Terriers track & field team for four seasons.
-MVP and three-time winner of the captain's award at Hillsborough Senior High.
-Member of the Tampa Bay Express Track Club during the summer of 2002 and 2003.
-Member of the National Society of High School Scholars and National Honor Society.
-Ran for the Trail Blazers during the summer of 2000.

Personal:
-Born July 7, 1986...Majoring in business... Daughter of Woodrow and Cordel Batchelor and sister of Khari, Sekou and Kamara... Awarded the Femina Perfecta honor by her team in 2007...Finalist for the John Wooden Cup for community service...Involved in WILD - Women In Leadership Development... Volunteered with the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort and worked with incoming freshmen during New Student Orientation in August... During the fall semester, worked with the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend... Spent time during Thanksgiving and Christmas with the Metropolitan Ministries Canned Food Drive...Served as delegate at the National Conference for Community and Justice... Board member of the Florida State Student Judicial Board... FYE Peer Leader... member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

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