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    Ramzee Fondren     
     
      Ramzee Fondren
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Renaissance

Height:
5-7

Experience:
2L

CAREER BESTS

4K: 15:33:13 (2011)
5K: 18:36 (H.S.)
6K: 23:14 (2009)

2011: Posted best performance as a Lady Vol, running third for the Big Orange and placing sixth overall in 18:45.58 at the 5K Tennessee Invitational...Ran second for UT and placed 41st overall in a 4K career best of 15:33.13 at the Belmont-VU Opener...Sixth for the Lady Vols and 53rd overall in 18:59.38 at the 5K Crimson Classic...Finished 84th at the SEC Championships in 23:21.84.

2010: Placed 95th in 24:22.49 in the 6K SEC Championships and 152nd in 23:37.62 at NCAA South Regional...Opened the campaign scoring third for the Big Orange and winding up 48th overall in a personal record 15:41.45 at the Belmont-VU Opener...Was UT's second scorer and placed 37th overall in 19:40.86 at the 5K Commodore Classic...Ran fifth for the Lady Vols and 336th overall in 24:41 at the 6K Brooks Paul Short Run...Scored third for the Big Orange and placed 19th overall in 11:46 at the two-mile Front Runner Invitational.

2009: Ran in four meets as a redshirt freshman...Knocked out a 6K personal best at the Brooks Paul Short Run, finishing fifth on the team and 269th overall in 23:14...Posted a 4K PR in the Belmont-VU Opener, taking 62nd overall and sixth on the squad in 16:45.71...Competed in SEC meet, winding up 83rd and running eighth for UT in 24:42.04.

2008: Redshirted during her rookie season at Tennessee.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran cross country and track at Detroit Renaissance High School all four years of her prep career...Won four straight city cross country titles...Three-time 800m Michigan Division 2 state champion and a 2007 winner at 1,600 meters after finishing second in 2006...Set state meet record in 800m as a sophomore and junior, improving the mark to 2:11.08...Won 1,600m her junior year in 4:58.23...Did not run either event as a senior while recovering from a leg injury...Three-time Nike Indoor All-American from 2004-05 to 2006-07, finishing third in the 800m in 2007 and taking sixth in 2005 and 10th in 2006...USATF Outdoor All-American in 2007...Career bests include 2:06.8 for 800m, 4:58.23 for 1,600m, 55.0 for 400m, 4:38 for 1,500m and 18:36 for 5K in cross country...Ran her top half-mile clocking in the prelims of the 2007 USA Junior Championships before logging a 2:08.64 readout to wind up seventh.

PERSONAL: Ramzee is majoring in Spanish...She credits her father and Coach Weaver with exposing her to the sport...Has three siblings: August, Shareef (a.k.a. Zeus) and Malcolm...Ramzee Victoria Lyn Fondren was born in Detroit, Mich., on March 24, 1990...Her parents are Ben and Jaki Fondren...Recipient of Audrine Clinton Honey Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

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