Event: Javelin (157-11)
An NCAA semifinalist in the javelin throw for the first time in her collegiate career … Nearly earned a spot in the javelin final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene … Finished in 10th place overall in the national semifinals with a series-best throw of 163 feet, 6 inches on her third attempt of the qualifying round … Qualified for the NCAA semifinals by throwing a personal best of 165-6 for a fifth-place finish in the field of 48 throwers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida … Became the No. 8-ranked javelin thrower in school history with her personal best of 165-6 at the NCAA East Prelims … Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the third time in her collegiate career … Scored four points for the Lady Tiger with a fifth-place finish in the javelin final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Threw 163-9 at the SEC Championships … Earned a runner-up finish in the javelin at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout with a throw of 158-6 … Finished in fourth place at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 157-8 in the team’s regular-season finale … Also placed third in the B section at the Texas Relays (154-10), fifth at the Battle on the Bayou (141-0) and sixth at the 121st Penn Relays (149-10).
Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during the 2014 due to injury.
Threw the javelin in only one meet during the outdoor season … Posted a mark of 136-11 for eighth place at the LSU Relays … Forced to miss the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury … Underwent successful Tommy John surgery during the season … Received a medical redshirt to maintain her junior season of eligibility … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season for her outstanding performance in the classroom.
Earned All-SEC honors as one of the elite javelin throwers in the Southeastern Conference during the outdoor season in 2012 … Unleashed a personal record of 157-11 to claim all-conference honors with a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … A catalyst in the Lady Tigers winning their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons … Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season with the Lady Tigers … Just missed qualifying for the national semifinal by two spots as she finished in 14th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a series-best of 146-1 … Recorded three PRs during the 2012 outdoor season … Threw 152-9 for third place at the Battle on the Bayou … Shattered her personal best for a second-straight meet with a mark of 154-5 to win the javelin title at the Arizona State Tri-Meet … Took ninth place at the Texas Relays with a throw of 147-5 and fifth place at the Penn Relays with a top mark of 143-1 … Did not compete during the indoor season.
Proved to be one of LSU’s premier throwers as a true freshman in 2011 … Was the SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist in the javelin after throwing a series-best of 148-0 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored six points to help the Lady Tigers capture their fourth SEC Outdoor crown in five seasons at the conference meet held in Athens, Georgia … Earned the right to throw the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her collegiate career … Earned a 31st-place finish in the javelin after throwing 137-8 in the national quarterfinal … Established a new personal record in the event in a runner-up finish at the LSU Tiger Relays after throwing a best of 151-3 … Wrapped up the 2011 season as the No. 9-ranked thrower on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the women’s javelin … Picked up a fifth-place finish in the event at the Penn Relays (141-11) … Was runner-up at the LSU Invitational (147-9) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (138-7).
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top javelin throwers in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Set a personal best of 150-5 to win the Class 3A state title during her senior season in 2010 … Also captured the Region 2-3A title during her senior season … Ranked No. 2 in the state during the 2009 outdoor season with a then personal-best mark of 142-10 set in winning the Class 3A state title during her junior season … Was also crowned the Class 3A state champion in the discus as a junior in 2009, throwing the implement 118-8 at the state meet … Won Region 2-3A titles in both the discus and javelin in 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the javelin with a third-place finish at the state meet in 2008 … Also finished runner-up at the state meet as a freshman in 2007 … Won the National AAU Youth championship in the javelin in 2006 … Is also a standout volleyball player at Rayne High School … Has competed on the varsity volleyball team in each of the past four seasons … A two-time all-district selection as a junior in 2008 and as a senior in 2009.
Full name is Annie Belle Simoneaux … Born on Aug. 9, 1992 … Parents are Peter and Daphne Simoneaux … Has an older sister, Meghan, who is a graduate of LSU … Mother played volleyball at Northwestern State University … Has an uncle, John Morgan, who played football at LSU … Has an aunt, Stephanie Garrett, who played softball and volleyball at Mississippi University for Women … An honor student at Rayne High School with a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average … A member of the National Honor Society … Named to the 2009-10 Academic All-State Volleyball Team … Served as a Student Council representative during her high school career … Also served as an officer for Future Farmers of America for the last four years of high school … A delegate to the 2009 Louisiana Girls State … Graduated from LSU in May 2014 with her degree in kinesiology.