Ryan Whiting (track and field – USA)
2006-2010 Sun Devil Ryan Whiting (track and field – USA) earned his first Olympic bid after taking runner-up honors at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in June. Whiting was a six-time NCAA champion during his years at Arizona State, five of them coming in shot put competitions. He was the 2012 world indoor champion earlier this year in Istanbul, Turkey. Whiting was ranked fourth in the United States entering the weekend, so his inclusion on the squad was a minor upset. With his inclusion, Whiting became the first ASU Olympian in the shot put in history. Whiting still holds the ASU school record in the shot put and, between he and Clarke, has helped ASU to win eight of the last 10 NCAA indoor and outdoor shot put titles.