Events: Javelin (198-2)
Threw the javelin in six meets during his true freshman season with the Tigers in 2017 ... Opened his collegiate career with a personal best of 198 feet, 2 inches in his debut at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette where he finished seventh overall ... Made his debut appearance at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in May while posting his second-best mark of the season at 194-0 for 12th place in the field ... Finished sixth at the Battle on the Bayou with a series-best of 179-10 ... Earned back-to-back eighth-place finishes in the javelin at the LSU Alumni Gold (189-8) and SEC Relays (187-0) ... Also threw the javelin at the Beach Invitational in California where he threw 175-3 for 21st place overall.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top javelin throwers in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2016 ... Threw a PR of 185-0 in the event during his prep career ... Crowned the Class 1A State Champion at the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 1A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Threw a winning 177-9 to capture the state title as a senior in 2016 ... Also won District 7-1A (167-8) and Region 2-1A (183-6) titles during his senior season ... Won his first career state title as a junior in 2015 with a winning throw of 172-1 at the LHSAA Class 1A Outdoor State Championships ... Also a two-time all-district and all-parish football player at Vermilion Catholic High School ... Recorded 105 tackles during his senior season on the football field in 2015 ... Helped his high school football team win a state championship in 2013 and four-straight district titles during his prep career.
Full name is Andre Jude Girouard ... Born on Aug. 20, 1997 ... Parents are Wayne Girouard and Renee Broussard ... Has five younger siblings ... An honor roll student during his prep career at Vermilion Catholic High School as a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club ... Majoring in biology.