Did not compete for the Lady Tigers in her debut season in 2017 ... Received a redshirt during both the indoor and outdoor seasons to preserver her freshman year of eligibility.
PRIOR TO LSU
A cross country and track and field member of the Class of 2016 from DeRidder High School in Louisiana … Contributed to her high school winning back-to-back track and field district championships in 2014 and 2015 … Helped her cross country team win four-straight district championships from 2012-2015 … A member of the Cross Country All-District team four years in a row form 2012-2015 … Set a personal record while placing fourth in the 2016 McNeese Indoor for the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 39.69 seconds … Set a personal record in the three-mile run in her junior season at the LHSAA 4A Cross Country Championship with a time of 22:37.5.
Full name is Courtney Paige Tapocik … Born on August 14, 1997 … Parents are Michael and Elizabeth Tapocik … Has one younger brother named Jack … A member of the LHSAA All-Academic Program for cross country along with track and field … A member of National Honor Society in high school … Was the president of Aviation Explorer for the past four years preceding her arrival to LSU … Plans to major in kinesiology at LSU.