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.
PRIOR TO LSU
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 FLRunners.com 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.