Danielle Avery
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'2"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Naples, Fla.
High School: Naples HS
Major: General Business
Born: 04/12/1995
Avery Videos
Danielle Avery Bio - TF
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/27/2014

Event: 800M (IN: 2:13.70; OUT: 2:12.84), 1,500M (4:58.12)

An 800-meter specialist for the Lady Tigers while competing indoors as a true freshman in 2014 … Made her debut at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, finishing in 26th place in qualifying with a time of 2 minutes, 15.33 seconds in the preliminary round … Split 2:16.04 on the 800-meter leg for the Lady Tigers on the distance medley relay team that finished in 11th place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:44.78 … Also ran the 800-meter leg on distance medley relay teams that won back-to-back event titles at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (11:58.73) and Texas A&M Triangular (11:53.18) … Clocked an indoor personal best of 2:13.70 in the 800 meters in a fourth-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at the Aggie Invitational (2:14.16), LSU Twilight (2:16.23), Auburn Indoor Invitational (2:16.43) and Tyson Invitational (2:17.67) … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season … Ran outdoor seasonal bests of 2:28.01 in the 800 meters and 4:58.12 in the 1,500 meters with her unattached appearance at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou.

One of the top middle distance runners in the state of Florida for the Class of 2013 … Lifetime personal record of 2:12.84 in the 800-meter run that was set in a third-place finish in the high school final at the 2013 Florida Relays during her senior season … Slashed more than two seconds off of her previous PR of 2:14.94 as she set her 2012 seasonal best in a second-place finish at the 2012 Golden South Classic held in Orlando, Florida … Wrapped up her prep career at Naples High School by winning the Florida Class 3A silver medal in the 800-meter final with a run of 2:17.79 … Was the Naples High School record holder in the 800 meters … Ranked among the top 800-meter runners in the state of Florida for the 2012 outdoor season … Wrapped up her junior season at Naples High School by capturing the Florida Class 3A bronze medal in the 800 meters after running 2:15.09 for third place in the event final at the 2012 Florida Class 3A Outdoor State Championships … Crowned the District 12-3A 800-meter champion as a junior in 2012 after running 2:19.59 in the district final … Claimed three-straight Region 3-3A silver medals in the 800 meters while running 2:18.62 in 2011, 2:15.48 in 2012 and 2:14.49 in 2013 at the regional meet … Won back-to-back Collier County Athletic Conference championships in the 800 meters in 2011 and 2012 … Followed her junior season on the track with an outstanding senior season in cross country in the fall of 2012 … Qualified for the FHSAA Cross Country State Championships for the first time during her senior season in 2012 while earning a 64th-place finish after running 20:13.42 for the state finals … Finished in fifth place at the District 12-3A meet and 27th place at the Region 3-3A meet en route to a berth in the state cross country finals … Ran a 5k cross country personal best of 19:47.70 at the 2012 Invitational as a high school senior … Earned her first career top-10 finish in the 800 meters at the FHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championships with a ninth-place finish as a sophomore in 2011 … A two-time District 12-3A champion in the 4x800-meter relay and a two-time District 12-3A bronze medalist in the 4x400-meter relay in 2011 and 2012 … Helped lead her high school team to back-to-back eighth-place finishes in the 4x800 relay at the FHSAA Class 3A Outdoor State Championship in 2011 and 2012 … Set a personal best of 59.78 in the 400-meter dash in her victory at the Wally Keller Invitational held at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida, during her sophomore season in 2011 … A standout in the classroom who won the prestigious 24th-annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award in 2013 over 11 other finalists from Collier County … Awarded a $10,000 college scholarship as the recipient of the Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award following her senior season on the track.

Full name is Danielle Avery … Born on April 12, 1995 … Parents are Matthew and Maureen Avery … Has one younger brother named William … Father was an NCAA qualifier on the wrestling team at Lockhaven University during his collegiate career … An honor student who has maintained a weighted 4.7 grade-point average during her prep career at Naples High School to rank among the top 10 percent of her graduating class … A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … A recipient of the Student-Athlete Award and Academic Letter at her high school … Majoring in general business.