Event: High Jump (IN: 5-5 ¼; OUT: 5-7)
PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field during her prep career at St. Scholastica Academy … Coached in high school by Kristi Beccera … Swept Division I indoor and Class 5A outdoor state championships in the high jump in the state of Louisiana during her senior season in 2013 … Cleared 5-6 to win the outdoor state title and 5-5 to win the indoor state title during her senior season … Raised her lifetime personal record to 5-7 in winning her third career regional championship in the high jump … Was also a three-time district champion in the event during her prep career … Set an indoor PR of 5-5 ¼ in a fourth-place finish in the emerging elite division of the girl’s high jump at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York … Was the indoor and outdoor state silver medalist in the high jump as a junior in 2012 … Was the indoor and outdoor state bronze medalist in the event as a sophomore in 2011 … Earned back-to-back third-place finishes in the high jump at the Mobile Challenge of Champions during the 2012 and 2013 seasons … Also a four-year letterwinner during her prep career on the volleyball court … Coached in volleyball by Pete Bertucci.
Full name is Mary Grace Gitz … Born on July 22, 1995 … Parents are Ron and Jennifer Gitz … Father is an LSU alumnus … Has an older sister, Audrey, and a young brother, Harrison … Sister currently attends LSU … An honor student during her prep career at St. Scholastica Academy ... Member of the National Honor Society, Junior National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta in high school … Plans to major in accounting at LSU.