- Born 6/22/78 in Gilbert, Arizona
- Parents are John and Arabell McDowell
- Married Justin Bingham
- Majoring in psychology training
- Three-time state champion and state record holder at Gilbert High School in Arizona
- Three-time high school All-American and two-time national champion in the high jump
- Won a gold medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile
Finished 2nd at the WAC Outdoor Championships.
Qualified for NCAA finals in both indoor and outdoor, placing 11th at the Indoors and 12th at the Outdoors as a sophomore.
Started the season with a win in the high jump with a mark of 5'8" (1.73m) at the Snake River Open...recorded a 1st place finish with a jump of 5'10" (1.78m) at the Illinois Invitational...took 1st with a mark of 5'10" at the Mountain States Games...jumped 5'8.75" (1.75m) to record a 5th-place finish at the Husker Invitational...cleared 6'0.75" (1.85m) for a 1st place finish in the high jump at the Air Force Open...won the Mountain West Conference Indoor title with a mark of 5'11.25" (1.81m)...recorded a jump of 5'8.5" (1.74m) to finish 15th at the NCAA Indoor Championships...took 2nd with a mark of 5'6.5" (1.69m) at the ASU Baldy Castillo Invitational...won the high jump with a mark of 5'9.75" (1.77m) at the UTEP Invitational...took 1st at the UNLV Invitational with a mark of 5'10.75" (1.80m)...cleared 6'0" to take 1st place at the BYU Tri-meet...took 2nd at the Utah Collegiate Championships with a mark of 5'8.75" (1.75m)...finished 2nd at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 5'8.75"...earned All-American honors with a 4th place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, clearing 5'11.25" (1.81m).