Position
Throws
Height
5'8
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Chalmette, La.
Major
Architecture
High School
Chalmette HS

Events: Weight Throw (53-9 ¾), Discus (147-7), Hammer (148-5)

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up her collegiate career as the No. 10-ranked hammer thrower in Lady Tiger history with a career-best of 148 feet, 5 inches … Was a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll with her outstanding efforts in the classroom … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in architecture.

2012
Competed in seven meets during her senior season with the Lady Tigers in 2012 … Posted an indoor seasonal-best of 53-4 ¼ in a seventh-place finish in the 20-pound weight throw at the LSU Twilight … Also threw the weight at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (51-11) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (48-4 ½) during the indoor season … Competed in both the discus and hammer throws during the outdoor season … Finished in ninth place in the discus at the LSU Relays with a seasonal-best effort of 128-3 … Also threw a seasonal-best of 141-11 in the hammer in a 14th-place finish at the LSU Relays … Stepped into the discus circle at the Louisiana Classics (122-11), Battle on the Bayou (112-0) and LSU Alumni Gold (125-5) … Also threw the hammer at the Louisiana Classics (138-1), Battle on the Bayou (141-9) and LSU Alumni Gold (140-8).

2011
Enjoyed her most successful season with the Lady Tigers as a junior in 2011 … Opened the campaign by setting a new personal record in the 20-pound weight throw with a mark of 53 feet, 9 ¾ inches in a sixth-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Eclipsed her previous PR in the event in each of four appearances during the 2011 indoor season, including the Texas A&M Dual Meet (53-7 ½), LSU Twilight (52-11 ½) and Tyson Invitational (51-10) … Competed outdoors in the discus and hammer throws … Shattered her previous hammer throw PR by more than seven feet after posting a top mark of 148-5 in a 12th-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Cracked the Top 10 of LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event with the No. 10-ranked performance in school history … Also eclipsed her previous PR at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 143-4 to take eighth place … Set a seasonal best of 137-2 for the discus in an eighth-place finish in her outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career following the season.

2010
Set personal bests in three throwing events during her sophomore season in 2010 … Concentrated on the weight throw indoors … Wrapped up the indoor season with a new personal best of 50-11 in a fifth-place finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Top mark ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event at the end of the 2010 season … Posted a mark of 50 feet for the first time in her career with a mark of 50-1 ¾ at the LSU Twilight … Threw the hammer and discus during the outdoor season … Broke her own personal best in the discus three times during the outdoor campaign … Opened with a mark of 131-8 at the Louisiana Classics … Followed with a mark of 136-6 at the LSU Tiger Relays to finish in eighth place … Won the discus title with a PR of 147-7 in her season finale at the Cole-Lancon Twilight … Recorded a top mark of 141-2 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career.

2009
Competed in seven meets during her redshirt freshman season … A weight throw specialist during the indoor season … Posted a seasonal best and personal best of 49 feet, 1 ¾ inches to finish third in the weight throw at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also competed in the weight throw at the LSU Twilight (44-5 ¼) and Purple Tiger Classic (FOUL) … Threw the discus during the outdoor season … Set a new personal best of 129-11 at the Warhawk Classic … Also competed in the discus at the LSU Alumni Gold (126-2), LSU Tiger Relays (125-5) and Louisiana Classics (124-2) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

2008
Received a redshirt during the 2008 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Was the top discus thrower in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2007 … Set a new school record at Chalmette High School with a seasonal best and personal best throw of 125 feet, 10 inches during the outdoor season in 2007 … Won the Class 4A state title in the event at the 2007 LHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Won the most single event titles of any performer in the state in 2007 with 13 … Helped lead her high school team to its first ever district championship as a senior … Earned back-to-back Chalmette High School and St. Bernard Athlete of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Danielle Frances Martin … Born on May 13, 1989 … Parents are Dean and Michelle Martin … Has an older brother, Dean, and a younger sister, Dana … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in architecture.

 

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