Tajah Franklin
Height: 5'8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Woodrow Wilson Senior HS
Previous College: CCDC
Major: Political Science

Season: 2nd

2014-15: Competed in the shot put event in five meets including the ECC Indoor Championship...threw a season-best 9.80m at the Vince Brown Invitational (2/8)...placed 6th at the ECC Championship with a throw of 9.20m.

High School: Thrower for the Woodrow Wilson Senior HS Indoor/Outdoor track team under Desmond Dunham...threw a career-best 32'8.50 in the shot put and a 75' 10.50 in the discuss.

Personal: Daughter of Linay Franklin...has one younger sister, Lacey...General Education major with career goals of working for the State Department as an ambassador...hobbies include cooking, baking, crocheting, dancing and singing...loves watching football...favorite athlete is Michelle Carter - US Olympic shotputter...favorite food is macaroni and cheese...favorite TV shows are Friends, Bones and The Mindy Project...favorite music artists are Beyonce, Adele, Taylor Swift and Paramore...chose to attend UDC to continue her mother's legacy...favorite thing about UDC is the diversity...greatest athletic experience was winning 1st place title at the DCIAA Outdoor Championship her senior year of high school...dream as a college athlete is to maintain a 4.0 GPA while trying to become the best thrower she can be...strangest gameday habit is she has to call her mother or grandparents to settle her nerves before she competes.