Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett: From Olympic star to Hollywood starletby Christopher C. Wuensch on Aug. 18, 2012, under Sports
Those fortunate to experience live the women’s high jump event at this summer’s XXX London Olympics either in person or online (NBC’s prime time coverage of the event was miserable), witnessed the international debut of Brigetta Barrett. The affable rising University of Arizona senior won the hearts of many, and the scorn of others, with her pre- and post-jump antics.
By the time the mats were rolled up, the six-time All American (three indoors, three outdoors) had a personal best jump of 6 foot, 8 inches; a silver medal to wear around her neck and a golden smile to charm the country.
Her arrival in the Tucson Airport (see below) was a spectacle reserved usually for rock stars.
Before she returns this fall to defend her back-to-back dual-season titles (she was the first woman in D1 history to win indoor and outdoor titles two years in a row), the theater major might have a new moniker: movie star.
Barrett can be seen in University of Arizona film student Travis Kleczka’s short film “Confessions.” In it, she plays a…a woman who…umm…why don’t you just watch it. She does a great job.
BARRETT RETURNS TO TUCSON