Strong performer in all four events ... Expected to compete for a spot in the all-around as a sophomore.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
A mainstay in the vault, bars and beam lineups, and she also competed on floor throughout the season ... Earned season highs of 9.90 on vault against Washington and Seattle Pacific (2/17), 9.825 on bars (twice), 9.85 on beam (three times), 9.825 on floor at Florida (2/10) and 38.875 in the all-around at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/20) ... Saw action on bars in all 14 meets, while she competed on beam in 12 meets, vault in eight meets and floor in seven meets ... Won two individual titles during the season - vault title at Washington with a 9.90 and the beam title versus West Virginia with a 9.85 ... Competed in the all-around against Auburn (1/13), Iowa (3/9) and at the NCAA Championships ... Earned 19 scores of 9.80 or higher during the season with six each on vault and bars, five on beam and two on floor ... Had arguably her best meet of the season against Alabama (2/24) when she produced 9.85's on vault and beam and a 9.80 on bars ... A key member of LSU's outstanding freshman class that contributed greatly to the team's success.
Trained at Kokokahi Gymnastics under coaches Bruce Burns and Suzie Gamble ... Competed as a level 10 gymnast in 2010 and 2011 ... Three-time U.S. Nationals qualifier and three-time J.O. National Championships qualifier ... Captured the beam title and finished third in the all-around at the 2011 Region 2 Championships ... Member of the U.S. National Team as a junior international elite competitor in 2008 after placing fifth on beam and eighth in the all-around at the Visa Championships ... Graduated a year early from Myron B. Thompson Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Full name is Randi Kili Lau ... Born March 1, 1994 ... Daughter of Robert and Susan Lau ... Has one younger sister, Taylor, and one younger brother, Robby ... Chose LSU because of her relationship with the coaching staff ... Plans to major in biological sciences.
LAU'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (2-17-12 at Washington [w/SPU])
Bars: 9.825 (twice; Last: 3-16-12 vs. West Virginia)
Beam: 9.850 (three times; 3-16-12 vs. West Virginia)
Floor: 9.825 (2-10-12 at Florida)
All-Around: 38.875 (4-20-12 at NCAA Championship Semifinal I)
LAU'S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES