Position
Throws
Height
6'2
Class
Senior
Hometown
Tempe, Ariz.
Previous School
Mesa CC
Major
Psychology
High School
Corona Del Sol HS

Events: Weight Throw (60-8 ¾), Hammer (176-3), Discus (181-0)

SEC Champion
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up her three-year collegiate career as one of the most prolific discus throwers in Lady Tiger history … Crowned the SEC Outdoor champion in the discus in her first season with the program as a sophomore in 2010 … Became the first Lady Tiger to claim the SEC discus title since Danyel Mitchell won back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994 … Scored 21 points in three appearances at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Also finished in fourth place in 2011 before winning the SEC Outdoor bronze medal in 2012 … Ranked No. 2 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with her personal best of 181 feet, 0 inches … Also ranked No. 5 in the weight throw indoors with a PR of 60-8 ¾ and No. 8 in the hammer throw outdoors with a PR of 176-3 set during her career as a Lady Tiger.

2012
One of the nation’s leading discus throwers as a senior in 2012 … Competed at the NCAA Championships for the third-straight season … Earned an 18th-place finish in the national semifinal of the discus with a top throw of 162 feet, 3 inches at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Qualified for the national semifinals with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a mark of 169-9 … Claimed the SEC bronze medal in the discus with a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Unleashed a personal record of 181-0 at the SEC Outdoor meet for the No. 2-ranked performance in school history … Finished the regular season as the No. 12-ranked discus thrower in the NCAA with her efforts at the conference meet … Won a trio of discus titles at the Louisiana Classics (171-5), Battle on the Bayou (173-0) and LSU Alumni Gold (163-1) … Named the SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week following her victory at the Louisiana Classics to open up the outdoor season … Claimed a runner-up finish at the Penn Relays with a mark of 172-7 … Took third place at the LSU Relays (157-3) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (171-4) … Placed fourth at the Texas Relays with a best of 168-3 … Also threw the hammer during the outdoor season … Claimed a 13th-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a toss of 150-4 … Posted a seasonal-best of 173-9 for a sixth-place finish at the LSU Relays … Competed in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Lettered with an 11th-place finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships after setting a series-best effort of 55-9 … Recorded an indoor seasonal-best of 59-3 ½ in a second-place finish at the Texas A&M Dual Meet.

2011
Put up a strong defense of her SEC discus crown while earning a fourth-place finish at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Athens, Ga. … Scored five points for the Lady Tigers after throwing a series-best of 166 feet, 10 inches at the SEC Outdoor meet … Also competed in the hammer throw at the conference meet, earning a 12th-place finish with a top throw of 162-10 in the competition … Competed in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Finished in 20th place in the national quarterfinal after throwing 161-0 in the event held in Bloomington, Ind. … Opened the outdoor season by winning the discus title at the Louisiana Classics with a seasonal best of 177-4 … Added two more discus titles outdoors at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (164-3) and LSU Invitational (161-1) … Scored a bronze medal in the discus at the Penn Relays with a top mark of 166-3 … Set a PR of 176-3 in the hammer throw in a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational … Also finished in fourth place in the hammer throw at the LSU Tiger Relays (172-3) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (173-4) outdoors … Finished the 2011 outdoor season ranked No. 7 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the women’s hammer … Competed in the weight throw during the indoor season … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships after placing ninth in the competition with a seasonal best of 59-1 ¼ … Won the weight throw at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (57-11 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (58-11 ½) during the indoor season … Also eclipsed the 59-foot mark in the weight at the Razorback Invitational (59-0 ¾) and LSU Twilight (59-0) in 2011.

2010
A leader of the LSU’s throws group during her first season with the program in 2010 … Crowned SEC discus champion at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Knoxville, Tenn. … Set a previous personal-best mark of 168-5 to take the tile at the SEC Outdoor meet … Became the first Lady Tiger to win the SEC discus title in nearly 20 years as LSU great Danyel Mitchell won back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994 … Helped lead the Lady Tigers to their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons … Went on to compete in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where she finished in 16th place with a top mark of 155-0 … Qualified for the national semifinal with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where she shattered her personal best with a mark of 177-11 on her first throw of the competition … Ranked No. 2 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list … Won a pair of discus titles at the Louisiana Classics (166-1) and LSU Tiger Relays (163-11) during the outdoor season … Finished fourth at the Texas Relays (166-6) and eighth at the Penn Relays (150-10) … Recorded a seasonal best of 170-11 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold, finishing the season at No. 7 spot on LSU’s all-time list in the event … Competed in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Opened the campaign with a personal best of 60-8 ¾ in a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Ranks No. 2 all-time at LSU in the event … Won weight throw titles at the New Mexico Invitational (57-11 ¼) and LSU Twilight (59-1 ½) … Finished in 10th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a top throw of 57-4 ¾ during the competition.

PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time National Junior College Athletics Association All-American during the 2009 season at Mesa Community College … Signed with LSU as one of the premier throws prospects in the JUCO ranks … Earned JUCO All-America honors in the discus throw with a national runner-up finish at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Also earned JUCO All-America honors during the indoor season with a third-place finish in the weight throw at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 52-8 ¾ … Set her JUCO personal best in the discus at the 2009 Mesa Classic, where she unleashed a throw of 163-10 to finish second in the invitational event … Her mark of 163-10 in the discus would have earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the event final at the 2009 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Captured the NJCAA Region I championship in the discus with a throw of 156-2 at the 2009 NJCAA Region I Track & Field Championships … Posted a mark of 164-6 in her only appearance in the hammer throw during her junior college career … Originally signed with Mesa Community College on a basketball scholarship.

PERSONAL
Born on July 22, 1989 … Daughter of Sam Stokes and Evangeline Bundy … Has five siblings … Has four older brothers named Michael Bundy, Joseph Counts, Evan Stokes and Garrett Stokes … Has one younger sister named Eleya Stokes … Graduated from Mesa Community College with distinction with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and her Associate in Arts degree … Was an AIA Scholar Athlete in basketball during her high school career at Corona Del Sol High School … Cousin of professional sprinter Marcus Brunson, who runs the 100 meters and 400 meters … Also supported in her athletic career by her aunt, Essie Brunson, and her cousin Damien Brunson … Graduated from LSU in May 2011 with her degree in psychology.

 

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