2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention...2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...2013 Fifth-place shot put finisher...2012 third-place SEC Indoor and Outdoor finisher in shot put...2012 SEC Indoor and Outdoor All-Freshman Team honoree...Member of 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Rolls...2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor qualifier in the shot put...Won the 2012 Indoor and Outdoor Vol Freshman of the Year Awards, as well as the indoor Vol Most Valuable Field Athlete Award.
2013 TRACK & FIELD
SEC indoor scorer (mSP, 5th, 60-10.75)
Competed at the Iowa State Last Chance Qualifier in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA meet, but finished short with a toss of 57-7.75, placing ninth
Scored at the SEC meet, finishing fifth with a season-best distance of 60-10.75
Crossed the 60-foot mark for the first time this season at the Tyson Invitational, finishing fourth with a toss of 60-3.25
Placed fourth in the shot put's Championship division at the Armory Invitational with a season best distance of 59-3.5
Competed in his first meet of 2013 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, placing third with a toss of 57-3.75 in the shot put
Smashed his personal record and passed the 19-meter mark at the Sea Ray Relays, winning the shot put title there with a distance of 62-8.75...Also placed 11th in the invitational discus competition with a toss of 153-5
Placed eighth in both the invitational shot put and the discus at the Florida Relays... finished the shot put with a then-season best toss of 59-9.5 and recorded a season-high mark of 160-6 in the discus
Started the outdoor campaign with a runner up finish in the shot put at the MSU Conference Challenge, notching a top distance of 58-6...Wound up seventh in the discus at the opening meet with a mark of 153-4
2012 TRACK & FIELD
Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention for his performance in the shot put (18th, 59-2 3/4)...SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team...USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team...Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24...Named the Vol Freshman of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Was named the Vol Most Valuable Athlete Award...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Qualified for the NCAA Indoor meet and finished 15th in the shot put with a mark of 59-10 1/2...Named to USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team for his work...Finished third in the shot at his first SEC Indoor Championships with a career-best and UT freshman-record toss of 62-3 1/4...Actually bettered his previous school freshman record on his first three tosses of the competition...As the top rookie finisher at the league meet, he earned SEC All-Freshman Team status...Selected as SEC Freshman of the Week after improving the UT rookie indoor shot put record to 60-0 1/4 in a runner-up finish at the Auburn Invitational...Snapped Chip Kell's 1968 UT freshman indoor shot put record (58-7) in his very first college meet with a first-place measurement of 58-7 1/2 at the Kentucky Invitational...Won the Gold Division shot at the Akron Invitational, making a happy return to his home state with a toss of 57-11 1/4...Runner-up in the shot at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, tallying a mark of 59-4 3/4...Took fifth in the shot at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, tossing the ball 59-9...Outdoors - Finished 18th in the shot put with a toss of 59-2 3/4 during his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet...Earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention status for his appearance at the national meet...Threw the shot 59-10 1/2 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, earning his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet with the No. 12 mark in Jacksonville...Threw the discus 159-7 at the East meet but did not advance...Increased his outdoor shot put PR to 60-10, breaking his own UT freshman record and earning third at the SEC Championship meet...Placed ninth in the discus with a toss of 165-3...Won the shot put at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual with a then-personal-record and UT freshman-record of 59-9 3/4 and was sixth in the discus in a PR of163-2...Unleashed a third-place throw in the shot put, stretching the tape to 58-3 1/4 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Also threw the shot 58-3 1/4 at the Tennessee Challenge but finished first...Added a third-place toss of 160-9 in the discus to wind up third...Third in the shot put at 55-10 1/2 and eighth in the Invitational discus at 154-6 in the Sea Ray Relays...Placed 12th in the invitational shot put with a mark of 58-5 1/4 and had a PR toss of 171-3 in the open discus at the UCSD Triton Invitational.
2011 TRACK & FIELD
Honors - Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Redshirted.
Broken right wrist slowed him as a senior, but he had the best shot put mark in the nation's class of 2010 as a sophomore and junior...Still managed a career-best indoor mark of 65-11 to place third and earn All-America kudos at 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships...Fifth at 2010 New Balance Outdoor meet in the discus (179-4 3/4) to also net A-A acclaim...Set Ohio Division II state outdoor shot record with a toss of 64-8 1/4 as a junior...State champ in the shot in 2008 and 2009...State runner-up in discus and shot as a senior...Swept regional, district and conference shot put crowns from 2008 to 2010...Discus PR of 188-11 came at 2010 regional meet.
Born Oct. 21, 1991, in Sandusky, Ohio...Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences...Interested in computer science...Parents are John and Sherry Hoty...Siblings are Adam, Caleb, Judy and Alex.