Event: Pole Vault (IN: 10-2 ¾; OUT: 10-2)
Wrapped up the 2012 indoor season by clearing a lifetime personal best of 10 feet, 2 ¾ inches in the pole vault at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Tied for fourth place in the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Twilight indoors ... Stepped onto the pole vault runway in four outdoor meets at the LSU Relays, Battle on the Bayou, LSU Alumni Gold and Cole-Lancon Invitational ... Honored for her academic performance as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career.
Competed in seven meets as a true freshman in 2011 ... Opened the season by clearing an indoor season best in the pole vault at 10 feet, 2 inches while tying for seventh place at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Also competed at the LSU Twilight and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season ... Kicked off the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by setting an outdoor best of 10-2 in a seventh-place finish ... Cleared a height of 10-0 for a 19th place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Also saw action in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Invitational during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
A four-time district champion in the pole vault during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy ... Won four-straight district titles from 2007-10 ... Also captured a regional championship during her senior season in 2010 ... A three-time state championships qualifier in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Helped lead her high school team to six district championships from 2005-10 ... Also a four-year letterwinner as a member of the soccer team at Mount Carmel Academy ... While playing as a right midfielder, helped her soccer team win a pair of district championships ... Soccer team was the state runner-up during her senior season ... In addition, led her soccer team to the state quarterfinals as a freshman and to the state semifinals as a junior.
Full name is Laura Elizabeth Rose ... Born on Jan. 28, 1992 ... Parents are Mark and Kelly Rose ... Brother, Kyle, is also a pole vaulter on the LSU track and field team ... An honor student during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy ... Named to the Principal's Honor Roll ... Plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology with a concentration human movement.