PRIOR TO TULANE
Competed at McNeese State University... Broke school record as a freshman in both the discus (165-05, 50.42) and the shot put (42-11.05, 13.09)... Placed second in the Southland Conference her freshman year in the discus throw... Placed third in the conference her sophomore year in the discus.
Threw qualifying norms for the World Championships in 2003 and 2004... Became a Croatian Junior National Champion in the discus throw in 2005... Won the Croatian high school discus championship for coach Ivan Ivancic... Won the 2005 European Club Cups Championship in the Czech Republic... Placed 11th in the finals of the 2005 European Junior Championship in Kaunas, Litua... Placed 19th at the 2004 World Junior Games in Grossetto, Italy... Placed 10th in the finals of the 2003 World Youth Games in Canada.
Born Katarina BuÂšljeta on June 14, 1986, in Zagreb, Croatia... Daughter of Mirjana and Ivan Busljeta... Has one older sister, Marija, and one younger sister, Ivona... Majoring in business.