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Brieanna Kennedy
Position: Throws
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Newark, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 02/24/1990
Brieanna Kennedy Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/26/2013

Events: Shot Put (IN: 49-2 ¼; OUT: 47-6 ½), Weight Throw (61-9 ½), Discus (163-6), Javelin (151-6), Hammer (205-3)

All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up her collegiate career ranked among the premier throwers in the history of the Lady Tiger program ... Was the No. 2-ranked hammer thrower in school history with a personal record of 205 feet, 3 inches ... Was the No. 3-ranked weight thrower in school history after setting a PR of 61-9 ½ indoors as a senior in 2012 ... Claimed All-SEC honors during her senior season with a runner-up finish in the hammer throw at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge ... Scored 23 points for the Lady Tigers in SEC competition during her four-year collegiate career ... Was a two-time NCAA semifinalist in the hammer throw in 2011 and 2012 ... Finished as high as 13th place nationally in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships during a strong senior season ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll four-straight seasons from 2009-12 for her outstanding performance in the classroom ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in kinesiology.

2012
One of the NCAA's elite hammer throwers with her performance as a senior in 2012 ... Competed in the semifinal round at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the second-straight season ... Earned a 13th-place finish in the hammer throw in the national semifinal after throwing 197 feet, 3 inches at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa ... Advanced to the national semifinal after taking eighth place in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a top throw of 198-2 ... Earned her first career All-SEC honor with a runner-up finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championship held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge ... Scored eight points for the Lady Tigers with a mark of 195-6 in the hammer final at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Also scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the discus at the conference meet with a mark of 151-6 ... Helped the Lady Tigers win their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons ... Set back-to-back personal bests of 204-7 in a runner-up finish at the Arizona State Tri-Meet and 205-3 in a victory at the LSU Alumni Gold to rank No. 2 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw ... Honored as the SEC Women's Field Athlete of the Week following her effort at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Finished the season just eight inches off of Britney Henry's school record of 205-11 set in 2004 ... Eclipsed the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw for the first time at the LSU Relays after throwing 203-0 in a second-place finish ... Also earned a runner-up finish at the Battle on the Bayou (199-7) ... Finished in 12th place in the hammer at both the Texas Relays (184-8) and Penn Relays (165-2) ... Also competed in the discus throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing in 21st place overall with a mark of 151-10 ... Set a personal record in the discus with a seasonal-best mark of 163-6 in a sixth-place finish at the Arizona State Tri-Meet ... Ranked No. 6 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the discus throw ... Broke the 160-foot mark in the discus for the first time in her career in LSU's outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics after posting a mark of 161-7 in a runner-up finish ... Scored three points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships after taking sixth place in the 20-pound weight throw ... Unleashed a personal best and seasonal best of 61-9 ½ at the SEC Indoor meet for the No. 3-ranked performance in school history ... Opened the indoor season with back-to-back third-place finishes at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (58-8) and Razorback Invitational (61-2 ¾) ... Added a 10th-place finish in the shot put at the SEC Indoor meet with a seasonal-best mark of 46-9 ½ ... Recognized for her academic performance with a second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the spring semester.

2011
Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2011 ... Represented the Lady Tigers in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in her collegiate career ... Qualified for the national meet after earning a 12th-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Established a personal record with a series-best mark of 191 feet, 3 inches in the NCAA quarterfinals en route to a 12th-place finish to rank No. 4 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the hammer throw ... Set two personal bests at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as the also threw the discus during the meet ... Posted a career-best mark of 159-0 to finish in 23rd place in the competition to move into the No. 8 spot on LSU's all-time performance list in the discus event ... Scored five points for the Lady Tigers with a career-best fourth-place finish in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships (183-3) ... Also finished in 10th place in both the shot put (47-6 ½) and discus (146-7) at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Helped the Lady Tigers capture their fourth SEC Outdoor team crown in five seasons ... Set outdoor personal bests in both the shot put (46-0) and discus (157-6) for the first time outdoors at the LSU Invitational ... Threw a previous personal best of 184-4 in the hammer throw in a fourth-place finish overall at the Texas Relays ... Focused on the shot put during the 2011 indoor season as she set a seasonal best of 46-4 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Finished in 11th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships after posting a series-best mark of 44-3 ½ ... Threw 45-10 ½ to take fourth place at the LSU Twilight ... Competed in 16 meets for the Lad y Tigers as a junior in 2011 ... Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2010
Competed in four different throwing events for the Lady Tigers in 2010 ... Scored three points in helping the Lady Tigers win their third team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships in four seasons ... Earned a seventh-place finish in the javelin (137-1) at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Added an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw at the conference meet with a then personal-best mark of 173-6 ... Improved hammer throw personal best by nearly 11 feet over the course of the 2010 season ... Placed 17th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Recorded outdoor seasonal bests of 45-1 ½ in the shot put at the Texas Relays and 137-7 in the javelin at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Finished in seventh place in the hammer throw (172-9) and 16th place in the shot put (43-3 ¾) in the college division at the Penn Relays ... Also threw 172-0 in a third-place finish in the hammer at the Miami Elite Invitational ... Earned 12th-place finishes in both the shot put (46-4 ¼) and 20-pound weight throw (56-11 ½) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Set a new lifetime personal best of 49-2 ¼ in the shot put in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season ... Threw 47-5 to win the shot put at the Purple Tiger Invitational in LSU's 2010 indoor season opener ... Also established a personal best in the weight throw of 58-8 at the LSU Twilight to finish in second place ... Competed in a total of 14 meets during her sophomore season in 2010.

2009
One of the Lady Tigers' top throwers during her freshman season in 2009 ... Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season ... Recorded a new overall personal best of 46 feet, 10 ¼ inches in the shot put at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished 21st in the event at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships ... Set a personal best of 54-4 in the weight throw in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight ... Just missed scoring for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Indoor meet with a ninth-place finish in the weight throw while posting a mark of 51-2 ¾ ... Competed in the shot put, javelin, discus and hammer throw during the outdoor season ... Scored two points for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Outdoor meet with a seventh-place finish in the javelin ... Recorded a mark of 137-6 in the javelin at the conference meet ... Established a new personal best in the javelin with a top mark of 151-6 at the Texas Relays ... Was 10th in the hammer throw, 13th in the discus throw and 14th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Posted outdoor seasonal bests of 45-11 ¼ in the shot put, 146-11 in the discus and 162-7 in the hammer throw ... Unable to compete in the javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships due to injury.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation's top throws prospects for the Class of 2008 ... Wrapped up her high school career at Caravel Academy as a 16-time Junior Olympic All-American and a two-time high school All-American ... Set her personal best in the javelin with a silver-medal winning performance at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2006 ... Her personal best in the javelin ranked No. 8 in the United States by a high school girl in 2006 ... Followed by winning another silver medal in the event at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2007 ... Set a meet record of 146-5 in winning the young women's javelin title at the 2007 USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Walnut, Calif. ... Also won the Junior Olympic title in the young women's discus in 2007 with her personal best of 149-3 ... Won a total of eight state titles in the discus and shot put during her high school career ... Was the Delaware high school state record holder in both the shot put and discus at the time she signed with the Lady Tigers.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brieanna Maria Kennedy ... Born on Feb. 24, 1990 ... Parents are Robert and Catherine Kennedy ... Father played college football at the University of Delaware ... Has one younger brother, Bobby, and one younger sister, Gabrielle ... A standout in the classroom, was named to the Honor Roll for each semester at Caravel Academy ... Was also a member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in kinesiology and a concentration in human movement.

 

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