2013 NCAA Vault National Champion
2013 NCAA All-Around National Runner-Up
2013 First-Team All-American (VT, FX, AA)
2013 First-Team Regular Season All-American (VT, AA)
2013 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (BB)
2013 Central Region Gymnast of the Year
2013 SEC Gymnast of the Year
2013 SEC All-Around, Vault and Beam Champion
2013 SEC Gymnast of the Week (vs. NC State, at Missouri)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 First-Team All-American (VT, AA)
2012 First-Team All-SEC
2012 Freshman All-SEC
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Kentucky, vs. Alabama, vs. West Virginia)
2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
One of the nation’s elite all-arounders … Returning NCAA vault champion, eight-time All-American, three-time SEC champion and conference gymnast of the year … Displayed tremendous confidence and consistency as a sophomore … A team leader, she is expected to continue her role as a high-end performer as a junior.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Capped one of the finest seasons in LSU history by winning the NCAA vault national title with a 9.9250 score at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/21) … Became the sixth gymnast in LSU history to win an individual national title, the third to win on vault (Susan Jackson ‘08, Ashleigh Clare-Kearney ‘09) and the second to do it as a sophomore (Jackson ‘08) … Finished as the national runner-up in the all-around by the slimmest of margins, .025, with a 39.575 at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/19) … Tallied six All-America honors, including five first-team marks, with three All-America honors at the NCAA Championships and three regular season honors, which was first awarded in 2013 based on a gymnast’s final regular season ranking in each of the four events and the all-around … Led the nation with nine all-around titles, and the nine titles ranked third in single-season LSU history behind Susan Jackson’s 11 in 2010 and Sandra Smith’s 10 in 1980 … Competed in the all-around in all 15 meets … Named the NACGC/W Central Region Gymnast of the Year and the SEC Gymnast of the Year, becoming the fourth Tiger gymnast to win the league’s top honor … Is the first LSU gymnast in history to win three titles at one SEC Championship event as she captured the all-around, vault and beam titles at the SEC Championship (3/23) … Became the third LSU gymnast to win the SEC all-around title, joining Rachelle Fruge’ (1991) and Ashleigh Clare-Kearney (2008) … Her 39.750 career-high all-around ranks as the eighth-highest all-around total in school history and the best all-around total ever for an LSU gymnast at the SEC Championship … Achieved All-SEC honors for the second straight season … Finished the regular season ranked No. 5 nationally on vault, No. 7 in the all-around, No. 11 on beam and No. 20 on floor … Recorded a perfect 10.0 on vault at the SEC Championship to win the title, and it marked the first 10.0 of her career … Earned 28 individual titles during the season with nine in the all-around, seven on vault, six on beam, four on bars and two on floor … Established career highs in every category: 39.750 all-around at the SEC Championship, 10.0 on vault at SEC’s, 9.95 on bars at Metroplex Challenge (1/26), 9.95 on beam twice with the last coming at SEC’s and a 9.975 on floor against North Carolina State in the season opener on Jan. 4 … Honored as SEC Gymnast of the Week twice – vs. NC State in the opener and at Missouri (2/8) … Led the team with a 9.911 season average on vault, 9.858 average on beam and 39.418 average in the all-around, ranked second on floor with a 9.880 average and she averaged a 9.765 on bars … Posted 30 scores of 9.90 or higher and tallied at least one 9.90 in every meet … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Captured First-Team All-America honors on vault (9.925) and the all-around (39.475) at the NCAA Championship Semifinal I (4/20) … Won the all-around in Semifinal I with the 39.475 and finished tied for seventh at the championships … Finished seventh on vault with a 9.7313 at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/22) … Became the seventh freshman in LSU history to earn First-Team All-America distinction, joining Jeanie Beadle (1977), Sandra Smith (’80), Jennifer Wood (’93), Shanyn MacEachern (’99), Lauren Companioni (2002) and Susan Jackson (’07), and Courville is one of only three LSU freshmen to earn multiple First-Team All-America honors, joining Smith (VT, FX) and Wood (VT, UB) … She is the first LSU gymnast to achieve First-Team All-America status in the all-around as a freshman … Led the team with 17 individual titles with seven on vault, four in the all-around, and two each on bars, beam and floor … Won all-around titles vs. Kentucky (2/3), at Washington (2/17), vs. Alabama (2/24) and vs. West Virginia (3/16) … Posted season highs of 9.95 on vault, 9.90 on bars, 9.925 on beam, 9.90 on floor and 39.500 in the all-around … Finished the season ranked No. 3 nationally on vault with a 9.930 RQS, No. 8 in the all-around with a 39.450 RQS, No. 19 on floor with a 9.890 RQS and No. 24 on bars with a 9.875 RQS … Earned First-Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC honors by placing third in the all-around at the SEC Championship (3/24) with a 39.450 … Third-place all-around finish at the SEC Championship is the best for an LSU gymnast since Susan Jackson tied for second in 2009 … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after she won the all-around against Kentucky, Alabama and West Virginia … Her 9.925 on beam against Kentucky (2/3) is the first time an LSU freshman has scored at least a 9.925 on beam since Lisa Rennie earned a 9.95 at the SEC Championship on March 20, 2004 … Posted 18 scores of 9.90 or higher and scored at least one 9.90 or better in 12 of 14 meets … Led the team with a 9.862 vault average, 9.845 bars average and 39.263 all-around average … One of only six LSU gymnasts to score at least two 9.95’s on vault in a career … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Coached by former LSU national champion Susan Jackson at Louisiana Gymnastics Training Center … Competed as an elite gymnast throughout her club career, most recently as a senior international elite gymnast … Was a three-time qualifier for the Visa Championships (U.S. National Championships) … Only competed once in 2011 to focus on her collegiate career, but she earned second place in the all-around, bars and beam at the Metroplex Challenge … Finished 10th in the all-around at the 2010 Visa Championships … Placed second in the all-around at both the 2010 Texas National Elite Qualifier and the 2010 Florida National Elite Qualifier, and she captured the beam titles at both meets and won the vault and floor titles at the Texas meet … Earned a spot on the Junior U.S. National team in 2007 after placing fifth in the all-around at the Visa Championships … Member of the National Honor Society in 2008 and 2009 … Attended University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge where she was awarded for the most community service hours as a junior.
Full name is Rheagan Reneé Courville … Born March 26, 1993 … Daughter of Aaron and Bridget Courville … Has one younger brother, Ryan … Majoring in sport administration … Chose to attend LSU because of the academic support and athletic excellence.
COURVILLE’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 10.000 (3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
Bars: 9.950 (1-26-13 at Metroplex Challenge)
Beam: 9.950 (twice; Last: 3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
Floor: 9.975 (1-4-13 vs. North Carolina State)
All-Around: 39.750 (3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
COURVILLE’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES