Competed in five races for the Lady Tigers … Placed in the Top 10 at the LSU Invitational with a time of 19:38.21… Posted a time of 15:06 for 42nd place at the Rice Invitational … Finished in the Top 150 with a time of 19:24.33 at the Crimson Classic … Finished the season at the SEC Championships, placing 121st with a time of 24:06.19.
Posted a solid freshman campaign, competing in five of six meets for the Lady Tigers … Made her debut in the SEC Championships, finishing 115th and clocking 25:18.39 … Finished 144th in her first collegiate race at the Mountain Dew Invitational 6K, clocking a personal-best 25:18.0 … Clocked 20:46.27 at the McNeese Stampede for a 34th-place finish … Finished 184th at the Chile Pepper Festival, clocking 20:32.1 … Set a personal best in the Crimson Classic 5K with a 20:31.21, finishing in 160th.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top middle distance runners in the state of Florida for the Class of 2013 … Owns a lifetime personal record of 2 minutes, 12.84 seconds 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, Fla. … 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 … Is 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 … Owns a personal best of 59.78 in the 400-meter dash that was set in her victory at the Wally Keller Invitational held at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., 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 … Plans to major in either business or sports marketing at LSU.