Events: 400M (56.55), 800M (IN: 2:03.01; OUT: 2:03.43), 1,500M (4:24.20), Mile (4:43.17)
2017 SEC Women's Outdoor Co-Freshman Runner of the Year
2017 SEC Women's Freshman of the Week (Jan. 17, Feb. 14)
Transferred to the University of Oregon before the start of her sophomore season ... Earned All-America honors in her one and only season in Baton Rouge as the fifth-place finisher nationally in the 800 meters at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium ... Ran her indoor PR of 2 minutes, 3.01 seconds in the NCAA Indoor final to tie for the No. 3 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 800 meters ... The SEC Silver Medalist in the 800 meters during both the indoor and outdoor season to finish the campaign as a two-time All-SEC performer ... Indoor PR of 4:43.17 in the mile ranked No. 7 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Outdoor PR of 4:24.20 in the 1,500 meters ranked No. 8 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list ... Honored as the SEC Women's Outdoor Co-Freshman Runner of the Year to highlight her rookie season at LSU.
One of the NCAA's leading 800-meter runners during her freshman season at LSU in 2017 ... An All-American during the indoor season as the fifth-place finisher in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Clocked her indoor personal best of 2:03.01 in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Moved into a tie for the No. 3 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 800 meters with her All-American finish ... Advanced to the national final with a time of 2:04.59 in the qualifying round ... Crowned the SEC Indoor Silver Medalist in the event with a 2:04.31 clocking in the 800-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 2:03.87 and second in her collegiate debut in the event at the Commodore Invitational with a time of 2:04.56 ... Twice honored as the SEC Women's Runner of the Week during the indoor season following her performances at the Commodore Invitational and Iowa State Classic ... Won the mile at the Auburn Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:43.17 to rank No. 7 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Part of LSU's school-record-setting distance medley relay team throughout the indoor season ... Led off the Lady Tigers to a 10th-place finish in the DMR final at the NCAA Indoor Championships where they clocked the third-fastest time in school history at 11:06.83 ... Also led off the Lady Tigers to a school record 10:57.66 in a third-place finish at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational to solidify their spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Battled through a groin injury during the outdoor season to advance to the NCAA semifinals of the 800 meters in her debut appearance at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Clocked 2:08.65 for 22nd place overall in the national semifinals ... Advanced with times of 2:06.46 for second place in the first round of qualifying and 2:04.23 for 10th place in the quarterfinal round of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Lexington, Kentucky ... Added the title of SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist with a runner-up finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships where she clcoked 2:05.81 in the prelims and 2:03.95 in the final ... Voted by the league's head coaches as the SEC Women's Outdoor Co-Freshman Runner of the Year following the conference meet ... Opened her outdoor season by running a seasonal best of 2:03.77 for seventh place in the invitational 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Finished third in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold with a run of 2:04.58 ... Won both of her 1,500-meter races during the outdoor season at the Battle on the Bayou (4:24.20) and SEC Relays (4:24.82) ... Ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor list with her PR of 4:24.20 in the 1,500 meters ... Recognized for her academic performance by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association with a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and also a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Capped her senior season at the prep level by winning the 800-meter bronze medal at the 2016 USA Track & FIeld Junior Outdoor Championships ... Slashed more than two seconds off her lifetime personal best in the event with a bronze-medal-winning run of 2:03.43 in the final to just miss a spot on Team USA for the World Junior Championships ... Clocked the fourth-fastest time among high school half-milers during the 2016 outdoor season and the No. 2-ranked time nationally among members of the Class of 2016 ... Personal best at the USATF Junior Championships came just one week after winning the 800-meter silver medal at the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina ... Wrapped up her senior season indoors by winning the New Balance Indoor Nationals silver medal in the championship division of the 800 meters … Clocked an indoor personal best of 2:05.56 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to finish the 2016 indoor season as the No. 2-ranked high school half-miler in the United States … Established herself as one of the premier 800-meter runners in the youth ranks with her performance as a junior in 2015 … Concentrated primarily in the 800 meters for the first time in 2015 … Honored as a Milesplit All-American and Minnesota Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2015 … Raced to the 800-meter silver medal at the 2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Followed her run of 2:09.33 in the qualifying round with a time of 2:08.36 in the final to finish as the U.S. Junior Silver Medalist and earn her spot on Team USA for the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships … Competed internationally for the first time while earning a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.62 at the Pan American Junior Championships held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada … Raced to an outdoor seasonal best of 2:05.67 in the event in a fourth-place finish at the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational in Shoreline, Washington … Ranked No. 8 nationally among all classifications and No. 3 nationally among members of the Class of 2016 in the 800 meters at the high school level for the 2015 outdoor season … Crowned a Minnesota Class 2A state champion for the first time while competing for Wayzata High School as a junior in 2015 … Smashed the 31-year-old Minnesota state record with her winning run of 2:06.50 at the state meet in 2015 … Followed by defending her Minnesota Class 2A state title in the 800 meters as a senior in 2016 while running 2:07.38 in the state final … Captured the Section 6-2A title in the 800 meters in 2:08.71 en route to the state meet in 2015 … Clocked 2:22.98 to win the 800-meter title at USATF’s 2015 Minnesota Indoor Championships … Competed mostly in the 400-meter dash during her sophomore season in 2014 … Was the Minnesota Class 2A bronze medalist in the 400 meters in 2014 while running 56.75 in the state final … Won the 400-meter title at the USATF Region 8 Junior Olympics (57.26) and USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships (58.47) during her sophomore season … Also won the 800 meters at the USATF Region 8 Junior Olympics in 2014 with a time of 2:16.12 … Competed at the 2014 AAU National Junior Olympic Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, where she scored the silver medal in the 800 meters in the 17-18 age group with a winning run of 2:11.84 … Also placed 13th in the 400 meters at the meet with a time of 57.51 … First competed at the Minnesota Class 2A state meet as a freshman in 2013, finishing in fifth place overall in the 400 meters with a seasonal-best time of 56.80 … Captured her first career Section 6-2A title as a freshman in 2013 with by running a personal-best time of 56.55 at the sectional meet in 2013 … Defended her Section 6-2A crown in the 400 meters in 2014 with a run of 57.40 … Time at Wayzata High School is highlighted by three school records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and the 4x400-meter relay … Was also an all-state soccer player during her prep career at Wayzata High School … Played three years of varsity soccer in ninth, 10th and 11th grades … Helped lead the team to the state championship during her freshman season … Was named an all-state performer as one of the elite soccer players in the state of Minnesota in her junior season … A candidate for the Ms. Soccer Award in Minnesota as the state’s top soccer player in her senior year, but elected not to play soccer in her final season of eligibility … Lettered in cross country when she was in the eight grade.
Full name is Ruby Starr Stauber … Born on Sept. 30, 1997 … Father is Robb Stauber … Mother is Alison Stauber Coffey and step-father is Mike Coffey … Has one younger brother, Jaxson, and one younger sister, Lula … Father played college hockey at the University of Minnesota before playing in the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres … Father made history as the first goalie to ever win the Hobey Baker Award, which is college hockey’s Heisman Trophy … Father was also an assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team … Mother ran track and cross country at the University of South Florida and later at Minnesota … Step-father played college baseball at Notre Dame … An honor student during her prep career at Wayzata High School while maintaining a 3.75 grade-point average … A four-time academic all-state selection in her prep career … Currently undecided on what major she will pursue at LSU.