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Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975, Port Arthur, Texasmarker) is an athlete from the United Statesmarker. An aggressive high jump competitor, Acuff competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics as a member of USA Track and Field. Her personal best is 2.01 m, which she achieved in Zürichmarker on August 15, 2003.Acuff graduated from Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texasmarker

Acuff lives in Austin, Texasmarker, and is an alumna of UCLAmarker where she was inducted into the UCLA Bruins Hall of Fame in 2007.

Acuff is distantly related to country musician Roy Acuff (her grandfather’s second cousin). ( Acuff-Ecoff Family Archives)

Acuff's championships include:
  • National Scholastic Indoor Champion: 1991, 1992
  • Pan-Am Junior Champion: 1993
  • NCAA Indoor Champion: 1994, 1995, 1997
  • NCAA Outdoor Champion: 1995, 1996
  • U.S. Outdoor Champion: 1995–1997, 2001–2007
  • U.S. Indoor Champion: 2001, 2004, 2007–2008


International events (finalist or qualifier)
Event Rank Height

(m)
Location Date
World Junior Championships 9 1.85 Seoulmarker 1992-09-19
World Championships 8 1.93 Gothenburgmarker 1995-08-13
World University Games 1 Sicily 1997-08
World Championships 6 1.92 Athensmarker 1997-08-08
IAAF Grand Prix Final 6 1.93 Fukuoka 1997-09-13
World Championships 9 1.93 Sevillemarker 1999-08-29
Summer Olympics 17 1.80 Sydneymarker 2000-09-28
World Indoor Championships 4 1.96 Lisbonmarker 2001-03-09
World Championships 10 1.90 Edmontonmarker 2001-08-12
IAAF Grand Prix Final 2 1.96 Melbournemarker 2001-09-09
World Indoor Championships 10 1.92 Birminghammarker 2003-03-16
World Championships 9 1.90 Saint-Denis 2003-08-31
Summer Olympics 4 1.99 Athensmarker 2004-08-28
IAAF World Athletics Final 6 1.95 Monacomarker 2004-09-18
World Championships 8 1.89 Helsinkimarker 2005-08-08
World Indoor Championships 13 1.90 Moscowmarker 2006-03-11
IAAF World Athletics Final 5 1.94 Stuttgartmarker 2006-09-09
IAAF World Cup 3 1.94 Athensmarker 2006-09-17
World Championships 12 1.94 Osaka 2007-09-02
IAAF World Athletics Final 5 1.94 Stuttgartmarker 2007-09-22
World Indoor Championships 6 1.95 Valenciamarker 2008-03-09
Summer Olympics 9 1.89 Beijing 2008-08-21


Modeling

Acuff is also known for her career as a model. She organized the 2000 Omni Lite Millennium Calendar of Champions, featuring nude (or semi-nude) photos of Acuff and 11 other U.S. female track and field stars, with half the proceeds going to the Florence Griffith-Joyner Foundation.

Acuff's cover appearances include:

  • The 2004 Olympics were noted for the large number of female Olympians who posed nude—following in the footsteps of the 2000 Matildas and the Omni calendar. Of the 2004 examples the most visible was Acuff's appearance on the cover and within Playboy's, “The Women of the Olympics” issue.




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