Events: 1,500M (4:50.31), Mile (5:10.86), 3,000M (IN: 10:20.95; OUT: 10:15.40), 5,000M (IN: 18:06.05; OUT: 17:34.70)
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in biology … Ended her collegiate career ranked among the Top 10 Lady Tigers all-time in the 5,000 meters on the school’s indoor performance list … Raced to an indoor PR of 18:06.05 for the No. 9-ranked performance in school history … A letterwinner who competed in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2012 … A two-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and three-time recipient of the LSU Student-Athlete Director’s Cup as a Lady Tiger.
Wrapped up her collegiate career by setting personal bests in the mile indoors and the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters outdoors … Smashed her 5k personal record with a run of 17:34.70 in a runner-up finish in her final race as a Lady Tiger on Senior Day at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Ran personal bests of 4:50.37 in a 12th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational and 10:15.40 in a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Also ran the 3k at UCLA, placing seventh with a time of 10:18.75 … Opened her outdoor season by running 4:55.43 for eighth place in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Clocked 17:42.22 for a fourth-place finish in the 5k at the LSU Relays … Ended the indoor season by setting a PR of 5:10.86 in a fifth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Invitational .. .Also ran the mile at the LSU Twilight (5:15.65) and Tyson Invitational (5:20.73) … Opened up the indoor season with a 19th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with her run of 10:38.82 … Also ran the 3k at the Texas A&M Triangular (10:22.01) and Tyson Invitational (10:25.18) … Placed seventh in her only 5,000-meter race indoors with a run of 18:27.39 at the Razorback Invitational.
Set personal bests in such events as the 1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during her sophomore season … Opened the indoor season by setting an indoor personal best of 18 minutes, 6.05 seconds in taking sixth place in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Clocked 18:06.28 in taking 24th place in the college 5k at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Set indoor PRs of 5:17.64 in the mile at the LSU Twilight and 10:20.95 in the 3,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Kicked off the outdoor season by setting a PR of 4:50.31 in a 19th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Ran 4:50.51 in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a lifetime PR of 17:48.69 … Lettered during the outdoor season with a 27th-place finish in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18:17.21) … Also ran the 5,000 meters at the LSU Relays (18:07.54) … Took home a pair of third-place finishes in 3,000-meter races outdoors at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (10:30.54) and Battle on the Bayou (10:46.35) … Recognized as the LSU Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2011 season at the LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet … Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Competed in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the 2011 indoor season … Ran 10 minutes, 55.54 seconds to set a personal best in a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Clocked an indoor PR of 19:12.63 in a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Opened the season by running 11:07.30 in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Kicked off the outdoor season by running a PR of 5:00.16 in an 11th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Posted a lifetime PR of 18:51.60 in the 5,000 meters in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Saw action in a total of seven meets as a redshirt freshman in 2007 … Honored for her performance in the classroom with her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Did not compete for the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2010.
PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered in cross country and track and field under head coach Chris Kelley … Helped Mount Carmel Academy win a state championship as a junior in 2007 with a fifth-place finish at the state meet … Helped her team claim the district championship all four years of high school between 2005-08 … Co-captain of the team during her senior year with current teammate Hope Phelps … Recipient of the Coach’s Award in 2008 … Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
Full name is Leigh-Ann Marie Naccari … Born on Oct. 12, 1990 … Daughter of Brian and Maria Naccari … Has three siblings, Derek, Kelsey and Marisa … Majoring in biological sciences.