Events: Shot Put (IN: 51-7; OUT: 51-7 ¼), Discus (149-6)
One of the top freshman shot putters in the NCAA during the 2012 season ... Wrapped up the indoor season as the No. 2-ranked freshman shot putter in the country with an indoor personal best of 51 feet, 7 inches ... Posted her indoor personal record in a fourth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Also finished as the No. 8-ranked freshman in the country during the outdoor season after setting a lifetime PR of 51-7 ¼ in a 13th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Missed qualifying for the NCAA semifinals by one spot with her 13th-place finish in the preliminary rounds ... Won the SEC bronze medal in the shot put with a third-place finish at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on LSU's home track at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge ... Threw 51-7 in the shot put final at the SEC Outdoor meet to help lead the Lady Tigers to their fifth conference championship in six seasons ... Also finished in 11th place in the discus at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a top throw of 145-2 ... Scored a total of 11 points in SEC competition as a freshman as she also scored a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships with her top mark of 51-0 ¾ during the meet ... Was named the SEC All-Freshman Team selection in the shot put as the league's top performer at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Won five shot put titles during her rookie campaign ... Earned top honors indoors at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (50-11 ½), LSU Twilight (51-4 ¼) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (50-0 ¾) ... Honored as the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24 following her victory at the Texas A&M Dual Meet ... Added two wins outdoors at the LSU Relays (49-5) and LSU Alumni Gold (49-6 ¼) ... Claimed third place in her collegiate debut at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a top throw of 49-2 ½ ... Also earned a fourth-place finish indoors at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 51-1 ... Added appearances in the shot put at the Texas Relays (49-7 ¼), Arizona State Tri-Meet (49-0 ¼), Penn Relays (48-8 ¾) and Battle on the Bayou (47-10) during the outdoor season ... Set a PR of 149-6 in the discus in an eighth-place finish at the Arizona State Tri-Meet ... Finished her freshman season ranked No. 4 outdoors and No. 5 indoors on LSU's all-time performance list in the women's shot put.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the elite throws prospects in the United States for the Class of 2011 ... Set personal bests in both the shot put and discus during her senior season at Portage High School ... Named the Indiana Gatorade Girl's Track & Field Athlete of the Year for 2010-11 ... Defended her New Balance Outdoor Nationals gold medal in the shot put in 2011 with a lifetime personal best of 50-9 ½ set on her final throw of the competition held at North Carolina A&T's Aggie Stadium in Greensboro ... Was the No. 1-ranked prep performance in the shot put nationwide for the 2011 outdoor season ... Wrapped up a breakout junior season by being crowned the national champion in the shot put with her victory at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a winning throw of 48-0 ¾ ... Eclipsed 50 feet in the shot put for the first time at the Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships held at Billy Hayes Track in Bloomington ... Won her third-straight state title in the event with a top mark of 50-9 during the competition ... Also posted 50-foot throws of 50-8, 50-3 ¼ and 50-2 ½ in her series at the state meet in her final appearance for Portage High School ... Her winning mark of 50-9 established a new Indiana state record in the shot put ... Won the shot put title at the 2011 Duneland Athletic Conference Championships with a meet record throw of 49-8 ¾ ... Also set a DAC Championships meet record of 146-1 to take the girls' discus title ... Won the discus title at the DAC girl's triple dual meet between Portage, Chesterton and Merrillville high schools with a PR of 148-2 ... Also set her indoor PR of 46-7 during her senior season in 2011 ... Was the No. 2-ranked shot putter in the country in her classification during the 2010 outdoor season with a seasonal best of 48-8 inches ... Signed with LSU in February 2011 with personal bests of 48-8 in the shot put and 144-2 in the discus that were set in sweeping Indiana state titles in both events during her junior season at Portage High School ... Entered her senior season as the two-time defending Indiana state champion in the shot put after winning her first state crown during a sophomore season in 2009 with a winning mark of 46-11 ¾ ... Was the No. 1-ranked shot putter in the Class of 2011 during her sophomore year in 2009 as she posted an outdoor seasonal best of 48-2 in winning the regional shot put title for Portage High School ... Her mark of 48-2 was actually the No. 9-ranked performance nationally among all classifications in 2009 ... Honored as the Northwest Indiana Times Female Athlete of the Year in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 as she was also a standout basketball and soccer player at Portage High School ... A two-time all-area performer on the hardwood while averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game during her junior and senior seasons ... Earned Indiana Top 60 Girls Basketball honors as a junior ... Broke Portage High School's 33-year-old single-game scoring record during her senior season with 43 points against the state runner-up ... Led her high school soccer squad to a sectional championship in 2010 as the team's starting goalkeeper ... Led the Duneland Athletic Conference with her 128 saves as a senior.
Full name is Tori Lynn Bliss ... Born on Dec. 1, 1992 ... Mother is Debra Bliss ... An honor student at Portage High School ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Recipient of the Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award as a senior at the 2011 Indiana Girls State Track & Field Championships ... The award is presented each season to the senior who excels mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.