Annett Fleming, a 4 time NCAA All-American in the multi-events and 2001 IAAF World Youth Champion in the heptathlon, enters her fifth season as an assistant coach for the Gauchos. An experienced heptathlete, Fleming recently finished fourth at the 2014 Thorpe Cup in Marburg, Germany. Fleming moved up the world list in 2015 with a personal best score of 6,051, a mark she set at the Sam Adams Invite. She followed that up with a 6,002 heptathlon performance at the Mt. Sac Relays.
Utilizing her experience as an international athlete to help with UCSB events groups across the board, Fleming will assist with event groups ranging from the jumps and sprints to the throws. She has coached at the University of Nevada and at the University of Hawaii.
Since her arrival at UCSB she has helped the Gauchos claim one Big West Team Title (Men- 2012) and three runner-up team finishes.
While with the University of Nevada in 2010-2011, Fleming helped with the Wolf Pack multi-event athletes, high jumpers and javelin throwers- All event groups which experienced great success during the indoor and outdoor campaigns. Nevada sent 2 high jumpers and 4 javelin throwers to the NCAA First Round competition and 2 javelin throwers advanced to the NCAA Final.
After a stellar collegiate career, Fleming spent the 2009-2010 season as an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii, helping with the multi-event athletes.
She was a 7 time Western Athletic Conference Champion in the multi-events and in total claimed 13 medals in WAC Championship competition. On 7 different occasions she made an NCAA Championship appearance- 5 times finishing in the top-10 and 4 times earning All-American status. She was the 2009 WAC Co-Field Athlete of The Meet at the Indoor and Outdoor WAC Championships. Also a talented specialist in the javelin (PB 163’11), Fleming claimed the bronze medal in the javelin at the 2009 NCAA West Regional Championships. During her time as a student-athlete at UH she also made an impact in the classroom – A 3 time NCAA Academic All-American. After winning the Stan Bates Award (awarded to the top student athlete in the WAC), Fleming represented the WAC as an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee to cap a stellar 2009.
In 2012 she won the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays title in the heptathlon and placed second at the German National Championships also in the heptathlon.
Fleming received her B.S. from the University of Hawaii in Health Exercise and Rehabilitation Science in 2009. She has her NSCA certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Personal Trainer. She is a licensed massage therapist.
Annett, a native of Jena, Germany is married to Gaucho Associate Head Coach Cody Fleming.