Cathy James Athlete Profile

Cathy James

Position: Throws Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 1989-1990 | 1993 Hometown: Orem, UT


  • 1989 USTFCA Discus (Outdoor)
  • 1990 USTFCA Discus (Outdoor)


  • Majoring in physical education/sports
  • Hometown is Orem, Utah
  • Served an LDS mission in Texas

Before BYU

  • Won Utah discus state championship each year of high school (1984-87)
  • 1986 Prep All-American
  • First in discus at 1986 NAtional Junior Olympics and Southwest Invitational
  • First in shot put and discus at 1987 Southwest Invitational


  • Two-Time NCAA Outdoor All-American: 1989 (Discus), 1990 (Discus)

1989 | Freshman Year

Placed eighth at the NCAA Championships in the discus (163-10.00) to earn All-American honors...first in discus at the 1989 HCAC championships for All-HCAC award.

1990 | Sophomore Year

Placed third at the NCAA Championships in the discus (164-11.00), earning All-American honors...placed first in the discus at the 1990 HCAC championships, earning All-HCAC honors.