Position
Throws
Height
5'8
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Destrehan, La.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Brother Martin HS

Event: Javelin (214-5)

CAREER CAPSULE
A four-year letterwinner outdoors as one of the team’s leading javelin throwers from 2009 … A three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the event from 2010-12 … Earned a career-best finish of 30th place in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds during his senior season in 2012 … Scored a total of six points for the Tigers in his four appearances at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished a career-best of fifth place at the SEC Outdoor meet as a freshman in 2009 … A standout in the classroom with four selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of his four years with the program … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in kinesiology.

2012
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin for the third-straight season with his appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Wrapped up his collegiate career by taking 30th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a top throw of 196 feet, 10 inches in his final appearance as an LSU Tiger … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the javelin competition at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … Threw a series-best of 204-7 at the SEC Outdoor meet … Shattered his PR in the event with a seasonal-best throw of 214-5 in a third-place finish at the LSU Relays … Also threw 211-5 for a third-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou … Opened the outdoor season by throwing 198-6 for seventh place at the Louisiana Classics … Also took seventh place in the “B” section at the Texas Relays with a mark of 197-7 and 15th place in the college division at the Penn Relays with a throw of 190-8 … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in his career … Also earned a second selection as an all-academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

2011
Qualified to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Finished in 40th place overall at the NCAA East Prelims with a series-best mark of 188 feet, 4 inches … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships, throwing a 2011 seasonal-best mark of 203-5 during the competition … Opened the outdoor season with a 10th-place finish at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 172-11 … Followed by taking third place at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (190-4) and 10th place in the college section at the Penn Relays (193-11) … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career … Was also named an all-academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

2010
Lettered for the Tigers during the outdoor season in 2010 … Just missed scoring for the Tigers with a ninth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Threw 200-0 in the event at the conference meet … Also threw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., where he finished in 33rd place overall with a mark of 194-8 … Wrapped up his sophomore campaign with a seasonal-best mark of 209-10 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Also threw 204-7 in a fourth-place finish at the Louisiana Classics and 204-5 in an eighth-place finish in the B section at the Texas Relays … Threw the javelin in eight meets during his sophomore season … Did not compete during the indoor season … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his collegiate career.

2009
One of the top javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference in 2009 … Shattered his own personal best by more than 15 feet over the course of the season … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Recorded a new personal best of 210-10 at the conference meet … Also recorded a regional qualifying mark of 206-8 in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships for the first time in his career … Finished in 22nd place at the regional meet with a throw of 192-5 … Also competed in the javelin at the Louisiana Classics (197-6), LSU Tiger Relays (188-3), Texas Relays (195-9), Sun Angel Classic (193-5) and Penn Relays (190-1) … Did not compete during the indoor season .. Named a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and also a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

PRIOR TO LSU
Finished his high school career with a personal best of 195-1 in the javelin … Is a former second-place finisher and third-place finisher in the event at the state meet … Helped lead his team to two district championships and two regional championships during his high school career … Also a standout on the football field … Earned three letters while playing linebacker at Brother Martin High School.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Charles Roubion … Born on Feb. 17, 1990 … Son of Richard and Vickie Roubion … Has two brothers, Reid and Ross … Ross is a hammer thrower at LSU … A standout in the classroom at Brother Martin High School … Was named a WWL A+ Athlete and a National Merit Finalist … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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