Event: Javelin (165-6)
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 … Named a Second-Team All-American for her performance by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association following the NCAA meet … 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) … Honored once again for her academic performance as a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll once again in her career.
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.