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Prominent Samoans: Lisa Misipeka
Lisa Misipeka was named NCAA Female Athlete of the Year for the State of South Carolina, where she was also named NCAA Division I All-American a school record 12 times in the Hammer;Discus and Shot Put. Graduating in 1998 after being named to the NCAA Div I Academic All-American. She was the first American Samoan athlete to win a gold medal in any South Pacific Games. Lisa not only won the first two gold medals in track and field at the SPG, she blew away the competition in Power Lifting. In the four events she entered ended with 3 Gold, in the Hammer(SPG Record); Shot Put(SPG Record); Power Lifting(SPG Record) and a Silver in the Discus. Currently Lisa has improved her world ranking from number 15 in 1998 to being the first American samoan to be in the Top Ten in the World. You can look up Lisa's accomplishment on the International Amateur Athletic federation (IAAF) website at www.iaaf.org

She was the first Junior Olympic champion in the Discus and is the number one ranking Discuss thrower in the NCAA Division I. This athlete is perfect role model as she is not only "World class" athletes but shes also Academic All-American at respected academic programs.



Two time Olympian Lisa Misipeka power cleans 110 Kilos during a workout.