Danielle Avery Season 2014
Events: 800M (IN: 2:12.60; OUT: 2:11.96), 1,500M (4:47.79), Mile (5:12.02)
Graduated from LSU in December 2017 with a degree in finance … An All-SEC performer during her collegiate career with the Lady Tigers … Ran the 800-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that earned the title of SEC Indoor Silver Medalist at the 2015 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Lined up in the 800 meters three times at the SEC Championships during her career … Earned career-best finishes of 15th place indoors and 18th place outdoors in 800-meter qualifying at the SEC Championships during the 2015 season … Ended her career with personal bests of 2 minutes, 12.60 seconds indoors and 2:11.96 outdoors in the 800 meters, 4:47.79 in the 1,500 meters and 5:12.02 in the mile … A standout in the classroom as a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2015-17 and member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2014 … Also honored as an All-Academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in 2015.
Competed in 11 meets in her final season with the Lady Tigers … Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 2:15.12 in the 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational held at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center … Finished runner-up in the 800 meters at both the Purple Tiger Invitational (2:17.31) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (2:15.17) during the indoor season … Placed eighth at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 2:15.89 … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at the Commodore Invitational (2:17.33) and Iowa State Classic (2:17.75) … Followed by running an outdoor seasonal best of 2:17.35 for 15th place overall at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Earned an outdoor best 12th-place finish in the 800 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 2:21.24 … Also ran the 800 meters outdoors at the Mt. SAC Relays (2:20.95) and Beach Invitational (2:20.65) … Ran the 400 meters in her final meet of the season at the SEC Relays … Honored for a third-straight season as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Lettered for the Lady Tigers during both the indoor and outdoors seasons in 2016 … Opened her outdoor season by setting a new personal-best time in the 800 meters of 2 minutes, 11.96 seconds for third place at Miami’s Hurricane Twilight … Anchored LSU’s “C” team to a fifth-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the LSU Twilight with a time of 3:52.35 … Followed by placing 20th at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 2:15.28 … Also ran the 800 meters outdoors at the Texas Invitational (2:23.71), LSU Alumni Gold (2:22.14) and LSU Invitational (2:20.15) … Ended the indoor season by running an indoor seasonal best of 2:15.25 for a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the LSU Twilight … Clocked 2:15.72 at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama … Ran the 800 meters indoors at the Razorback Invitational (2:24.76) and LSU High Performance Meet (2:19.27) … Placed second in her only mile race of the season with a time of 5:12.02 at the Bayou Bengal Invitational … Opened her junior season indoors by leading off LSU’s distance medley relay to a runner-up finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 12:01.93 … Also ran third leg on the DMR that won the women’s event title at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 12:23.83 … Recoginzed once again for her outstanding performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2016.
Enjoyed an All-SEC campaign in her sophomore season indoors with the Lady Tigers in 2015 … Ran the 800-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that clocked the fifth-fastest time in school history at 11:25.24 for an All-SEC runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Also lined up in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships, clocking 2:13.51 for 15th place in the qualifying round … Ran an indoor personal best of 2:12.60 in a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the LSU Twilight … Opened the indoor season by running 2:13.05 in a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (2:15.70), Rod McCravy Invitational (2:12.71), Razorback Invitational (2:16.78) and Iowa State Classic (2:13.80) … Ran the 800-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that won the event title at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a time of 11:45.08 … Also ran the 800-meter leg of the DMR that took second place at the Iowa State Classic with the second-fastest time in school history at 11:19.10 … Followed outdoors by running a seasonal-best time of 2:13.39 for 18th place in the qualifying round of the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Starkville, Mississippi … Was sixth in the B section final of the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 2:14.95 … Also ran the 800 meters outdoors at the Louisiana Classics (2:18.67), Jim Click Shootout (2:21.09) and LSU Invitational (2:18.23) … Raced to a PR of 4:47.79 in the 1,500 meters to claim fourth place in the race at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Anchored the Lady Tigers to an 11th-place finish in the Championship of America distance medley relay at the 121st Penn Relays … Led off their 4×800-meter relay team to a third-place finish at the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a time of 8:49.83 … Recognized for her academic performance once again by earning All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
An 800-meter specialist for the Lady Tigers while competing indoors as a true freshman in 2014 … Made her debut at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing in 26th place in the qualifying round with a time of 2:15.33 in the preliminary round … Split 2:16.04 on the 800-meter leg for the Lady Tigers on the distance medley relay team that finished in 11th place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:44.78 … Also ran the 800-meter leg on distance medley relay teams that won back-to-back event titles at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (11:58.73) and Texas A&M Triangular (11:53.18) … Clocked an indoor personal best of 2:13.70 in the 800 meters in a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at the Aggie Invitational (2:14.16), LSU Twilight (2:16.23), Auburn Indoor Invitational (2:16.43) and Tyson Invitational (2:17.67) … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season … Ran outdoor seasonal bests of 2:28.01 in the 800 meters and 4:58.12 in the 1,500 meters with her unattached appearance at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom in her debut season as a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top middle distance runners in the state of Florida for the Class of 2013 … Lifetime personal record of 2:12.84 in the 800-meter run was set in a third-place finish in the high school final at the 2013 Florida Relays during her senior season … Slashed more than two seconds off of her previous PR of 2:14.94 as she set her 2012 seasonal best in a second-place finish at the 2012 Golden South Classic held in Orlando, Florida … Wrapped up her prep career at Naples High School by winning the Florida Class 3A silver medal in the 800-meter final with a run of 2:17.79 … Was the Naples High School record holder in the 800 meters … Ranked among the top 800-meter runners in the state of Florida for the 2012 outdoor season … Wrapped up her junior season at Naples High School by capturing the Florida Class 3A bronze medal in the 800 meters after running 2:15.09 for third place in the event final at the 2012 Florida Class 3A Outdoor State Championships … Crowned the District 12-3A 800-meter champion as a junior in 2012 after running 2:19.59 in the district final … Claimed three-straight Region 3-3A silver medals in the 800 meters while running 2:18.62 in 2011, 2:15.48 in 2012 and 2:14.49 in 2013 at the regional meet … Won back-to-back Collier County Athletic Conference championships in the 800 meters in 2011 and 2012 … Followed her junior season on the track with an outstanding senior season in cross country in the fall of 2012 … Qualified for the FHSAA Cross Country State Championships for the first time during her senior season in 2012 while earning a 64th-place finish after running 20:13.42 for the state finals … Finished in fifth place at the District 12-3A meet and 27th place at the Region 3-3A meet en route to a berth in the state cross country finals … Ran a 5k cross country personal best of 19:47.70 at the 2012 FLRunners.com Invitational as a high school senior … Earned her first career top-10 finish in the 800 meters at the FHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championships with a ninth-place finish as a sophomore in 2011 … A two-time District 12-3A champion in the 4×800-meter relay and a two-time District 12-3A bronze medalist in the 4×400-meter relay in 2011 and 2012 … Helped lead her high school team to back-to-back eighth-place finishes in the 4×800 relay at the FHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championship in 2011 and 2012 … Set a personal best of 59.78 in the 400-meter dash in her victory at the Wally Keller Invitational held at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida, during her sophomore season in 2011 … A standout in the classroom who won the prestigious 24th-annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award in 2013 over 11 other finalists from Collier County … Awarded a $10,000 college scholarship as the recipient of the Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award following her senior season on the track.
Born on April 12, 1995 … Parents are Matthew and Maureen Avery … Has one younger brother named William … Father was an NCAA qualifier on the wrestling team at Lockhaven University during his collegiate career … An honor student who has maintained a weighted 4.7 grade-point average during her prep career at Naples High School to rank among the top 10 percent of her graduating class … A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … A recipient of the Student-Athlete Award and Academic Letter at her high school … Majoring in business administration.