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Tanya Osbourne
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Bishop Loughlin HS
Tanya Osbourne Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/01/2007

Major: Psychology
Event: 800M (IN: 2:06.02; OUT: 2:04.97)

NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
SEC Champion
4-time All-SEC

Career
Capped her four-year LSU career with an outstanding senior season ... Earned a pair of All-SEC honors during the outdoor season ... Ran the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished as the runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Also placed second in the 800 meters with a seasonal best time of 2:05.64 ... Won her first career NCAA Mideast Regional title as a member of the long relay ... Won an SEC outdoor title in the 800 meters during the 2006 season ... Also earned all-conference accolades in the event during the outdoor season in 2005 ... Followed the collegiate season in 2005 by finishing eighth in the half mile at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Finished her career ranked No. 7 on LSU’s all-time indoor list (2:07.47) and No. 9 on the all-time outdoor list (2:04.97).

2007
One of LSU’s top 800-meter runners during the 2007 season ... A key contributor that helped the Lady Tigers win their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 ... Earned her third career all-conference honor in the 800 meters by finishing second at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a seasonal best time of 2:05.64 ... Also ran the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that earned All-SEC honors with a runner-up finish at the conference meet ... Was also an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the 800 meters for the fourth time in her career ... Received an at-large berth into the NCAA Outdoor Championships by finishing sixth at the regional meet ... A member of the foursome that won the NCAA Mideast Regional title in the long relay with a time of 3:30.40 ... Won the 800-meter title in the outdoor season opener at the LSU Tiger Classic (2:09.24) ... Hampered by an injury during much of the indoor season ... Did not finish the half mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Placed eighth in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships in February ... Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 2:09.65 during the preliminary round at the SEC meet.

2006
Qualified to the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters during the indoor season ... Went on to finish 11th at the national meet (2:06.92) ... Won the Alex Wilson Open with a season-best 2:06.02 ... Scored at the SEC Indoor Championships, placing seventh in 2:09.32 ... Ran 2:07.47 at the Tyson Invitational ... During the outdoor season, was a regional qualifier in the half mile ... Finished 22nd at the regional meet (2:22.66) after battling through injury ... Won the SEC title in 2:06.26 ... Finished in 2:07.11 at the LSU Alumni Gold.

2005
Had a breakout season as a sophomore ... Qualified to the USA Championships in the 800 meters ... Clocked a personal best 2:04.97 in the semifinals to advance to the finals ... Was the only collegiate athlete to qualify to the finals in the event ... Went on to finish eighth overall with a time of 2:07.90 ... During the collegiate season, qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 800 meters and the 4x400 relay ... Relay team finished 13th overall (3:36.37), while she placed 25th in the 800 meters (2:12.50) ... Had exceptional performances at both the SEC and NCAA Regional meets ... Earned all-conference honors in the 800 meters, finishing second with a time of 2:05.12 ... Went on to also place second at the NCAA Mideast Regional (2:05.25) ... Also won both the Sun Angel Classic (2:08.83) and the Bulldog Invitational (2:09.26) during the outdoor season ... During the indoor campaign, ran the half-mile in just three meets ... Clocked a top time of 2:09.74 to place second at the Razorback Invitational.

2004
Proved to be one of the Lady Tigers' top 800 meter runners during her inaugural campaign ... Clocked a season-best 2:06.81 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Won the Tiger Relays with a time of 2:08.25 ... Was just off that pace at the SEC Outdoor Championships, posting a time of 2:08.36 ... During the indoor campaign, turned in a season-best effort at the SEC Championships (2:08.64) ... Was fifth at the Armory Invitational with a time of 2:10.84.

HIGH SCHOOL
Coached by Ed Bowes at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Won the city title in the 400 meters as a senior ... Won city crowns in both the 400 meters and the 800 meters as a junior ... Established school and CHSAA records in the 600 meters that same year ... Had personal bests of 54.5 in the 400 meters, 1:33.75 in the 600 meters and 2:14.25 in the 800 meters ... A member of the Honor Roll.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tanya Doreen Osbourne ... Born Oct. 17, 1984 ... Daughter of Leslie and Hazel Osbourne ... Has four older siblings, Angela, Ricardo, Debra and David.

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