Olympic Athlete Marti Malloy As 2012 JMC’s Fall Graduation Speaker

Hey there SJSU Spartans,

The countdown has begun and December 20th is just around the corner for many of you. Only 55 more days until 2012’s JMC Fall Graduation! To kick off the countdown, we would like to tell you about this year’s graduation speaker, Marti Malloy. This is extremely special for SJSU’s JMC school because she not only is an USA Olympic Judo Champion, but an SJSU JMC alumni as well. Click below to learn more about Marti Malloy and get more information about this year’s Fall graduation.

Height: 5’3″

Weight Category: 57kg

Birthplace: Oak Harbor, Wash.

Current Residence: San Jose, Calif.

Education: Senior at San Jose State University

Club: USA Judo National Training Site at San Jose State University

Coach: Yosh Uchida

A Washington State native, Malloy relocated to San Jose University where she balanced training for the 2008 Olympic Games with pursuing a degree in Advertising. Malloy first made a name for herself in the senior rankings as a 16-year-old when she claimed a gold medal in her first senior international competition – the 2002 Rendez-Vous Canada – where she defeated a tough field, including both a 2000 Olympian and the previous year’s U.S. National Champion, as well as top athletes from Canada and Great Britain. In 2005, Malloy continued her success at both the junior and senior levels, winning a silver medal at the U.S. Open and becoming the only U.S. athlete to win gold at the Junior Pan American Championships. In 2007, Malloy moved up from 57kg to 63kg where she placed ninth at the World Championships. Although she competed at the 2008 Pan American Championships as a 63kg player, Malloy moved back down to 57kg in 2008 and has since won medals at both World Cup and Pan American Championship events. After placing 5th at the 2011 World Championships, taking a bronze at the 2012 Paris Grand Slam and securing medals at various world cups in 2011 and 2012 Marti qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team and competed in London on July 30th where she was able to capture a bronze medal! Marti is currently #1 in the United States at 57kg and #7 in the world. Marti graduated from San Jose State in 2010 on the Dean’s List and with a BS in Advertising and a minor in Psychology. Marti continues to train at San Jose State in preparation for Rio 2016, where she is also an assistant coach.

Senior World Championship Teams: 2010, 2009, 2007 (Ninth)

Pan American Games Teams: 2007 (Fifth)

Pan American Championship Teams: 2010 (Silver), 2008

Pan American Junior Championship Teams: 2005 (Gold)

Junior World Championship Teams: 2002

Recent Career Highlights

2010 El Salvador World Cup Gold Medalist
2010 Venezuela World Cup Silver Medalist
2010 & 2011 Miami World Cup Gold Medalist
2011 World Championships, 5th place
2011El Salvador World Cup Silver Medalist
2011 Venezuela World Cup Bronze Medalist
2012 Paris Grand Slam, 3rd place
5th place-2011 World Championships

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