Position
Throws
Height
6'2
Class
Freshman
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
History
High School
Brother Martin HS

Event: Weight Throw (67-0 ½), Hammer Throw (200-3)

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up his collegiate career as one of the Top 10 performers in both the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors on LSU’s all-time performance list … Posted a top mark of 67 feet, ½ inch in the 35-pound weight throw as the No. 4-ranked performer in school history … Set a personal best of 200-3 in the hammer throw to wrap up his career as the program’s No. 8-ranked performer all-time … Earned career-best finishes at the SEC Championships during his senior season in 2011 with a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw and a seventh-place finish in the weight throw … A four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his collegiate career.

2011
Enjoyed the most successful season of his collegiate career … Shattered personal records in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors as a senior in 2011 … Opened the outdoor season by setting a new personal best of 200-3 in a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the Louisiana Classics … Cracked LSU’s all-time Top 10 list in the event as the No. 8-ranked hammer thrower in school history with his PR of 200-3 … Scored three points for the Tigers with a career best sixth-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships, throwing 187-8 at the conference meet … Qualified to compete in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in his career … Finished in 16th place overall at the NCAA East Prelims with a series-best throw of 197-3 … Earned an eighth-place finish at the Penn Relays (188-0) and ninth-place finish at the Texas Relays (196-11) in the hammer throw … Captured third-place finishes in such meets as the LSU Invitational (197-10), LSU Tiger Relays (194-0) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (193-8) … Placed fourth in the hammer at the LSU Alumni Gold (192-2) … Wrapped up the 2011 indoor season by setting a new PR in the 35-pound weight throw of 67-0 ½ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Catapulted himself to No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw after setting a personal best of 67-0 ½ … Scored two points by earning seventh place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 63-11 ¾ … Set three personal bests during the indoor season with a win at the Purple Tiger Invitational (63-8 ¼) in LSU’s season opener and a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight (64-6) … Recognized for his performance in the classroom with his fourth selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his collegiate career.

2010
Continued his development as one of the top throwers in the LSU program … Shattered personal bests in both the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Recorded a top mark of 190-1 at the conference meet … Kicked off the outdoor season by setting a new personal record of 192-4 in winning the hammer title at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Finished in third place at the Miami Elite Invitational with a mark of 187-9 … Also shattered his personal best in the 35-pound weight throw indoors after throwing 60-7 ¾ in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight … His personal best ranked No. 8 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the weight throw at the end of the indoor campaign … Competed in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also threw 59-6 ¼ indoors at the Tyson Invitational … Finished the indoor season ranked No. 9 on the SEC’s performance list in the weight throw for the 2010 campaign … Competed in a total of 13 meets during his junior season in 2010 … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career.

2009
Continued to show dramatic improvement in the hammer throw during his sophomore season … Improved his personal best by nearly 18 feet over the course of the 2009 season … Set a new personal best at the Northwestern State Invitational with a regional qualifying throw of 188-1 … Competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the first time in his collegiate career … Finished in 26th place in the event at the regional meet with a throw of 176-9 … Also threw the hammer at the LSU Tiger Relays (183-2) and LSU Alumni Gold (173-5) … Competed in the weight throw during the indoor season … Set a new personal best of 57-8 ½ in a third-place finish at the LSU Twilight … Also threw the 35-pound weight implement at the Purple Tiger Classic (52-2 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (57-5 ½) … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

2008
Improved his personal best in the hammer throw by nearly 26 feet from his top mark entering the season … Took third place in the event at the Cole/Lancon Twilight Classic with a career-best throw of 170-6 … Opened the outdoor season by setting a best of 164-0 at the LSU Tiger Relays … Also threw the hammer at the LSU Alumni Gold (157-9) and Tiger Invitational (143-5) outdoors … Competed in the weight throw at three home meets during the indoor season … Recorded a seasonal best of 49-2 ½ in a fourth place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also threw the weight at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (45-5 ¼) and LSU Twilight Invitational (46-9) … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2008.

2007
Received a redshirt and did not compete for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2007 … Honored as a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup for the first time in his career.

PRIOR TO LSU
Earned four letters while throwing the discus for coaches Brad Dupelchen, David Guillot and Dennis Panepento at Brother Martin High School … Had his most prolific season throwing the discus in 2004 … Led the Crusaders to the varsity District 10-5A and Region III-5A Track Championships in 2004, marking the first time in school history that both titles were won in the same year … Captured individual titles at both meets that same year … Finished fourth in the discus at the Class 5A Outdoor Championships in 2004.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ross Francis Roubion … Born on Dec. 14, 1987 … Parents are Richard and Vickie Roubion … Has two brothers, Reid and Ryan … Brother Ryan throws the javelin at LSU … Majoring in history.

 

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