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Oregon’s Deajah Stevens announces she will turn pro

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Deajah Steven’s time with the Oregon Ducks was short lived, but packed full of exciting moments. Now, the 2016 Olympic finalist and 2017 USA 200 meter champion is taking the next step in her career.

Stevens shared on Instagram that she would be skipping her senior season at Oregon and turning pro.

As you can see in her post, Stevens will remain in Eugene to finish out her degree. She did not announce which company she has signed with, but like many former Oregon athletes, it will likely be Nike.

Stevens already has quite the impressive resume as you can tell from her bio on GoDucks.com:

  • Nine-Time All-American
  • 2016 U.S. Olympian
  • 2017 U.S. Champion (200 Meters)
  • 2017 World Championships Qualifier (100 & 200)
  • NCAA 4x400 Relay Champion (2017)
  • 2017 Pac-12 Women's Track Athlete of the Year
  • Four-Time Pac-12 Champion
  • School Record (4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay)
  • Two-Time Pac-12 4x100 Relay Champion (2016,2017)
  • Pac-12 100 Meter Champion (2017)
  • Pac-12 200 Meter Champion (2017

In her first season with the Ducks, Stevens placed second in the 200 and third in the 4x100 relay at the NCAA championships. Shortly after, she placed second in the 200 at the US Olympic Trials, earning her spot on Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics. There, she qualified for the 200 final where she took seventh.

This past season, Stevens won the Pac-12 title in both the 100 and the 200 and helped the Oregon women complete the triple crown with a thrilling win in the 4x400 at the NCAA Championships.

Then, Stevens won the US title in the 200 and finished second in the 100 to punch her ticket to the IAAF World Championships in London this August.

Stevens now joins an ever-growing list of Pro Ducks in the professional track world, so it'll be exciting how she does going forward.