Events: Weight Throw (54-8), Discus (167-9)
Lettered during the outdoor season after throwing the discus at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Enjoyed a seasonal-best performance with a mark of 161 feet, 10 inches at the SEC Outdoor meet held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Finished in 27th place in the college discus at the Penn Relays (149-4) ... Threw 159-8 for 10th place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Earned fourth-place finishes in the discus at both the LSU Relays (153-2) and Arizona State Tri-Meet (152-9) ... Also threw the discus at the Louisiana Classics (154-8) and LSU Alumni Gold (150-5) for the outdoor season ... Did not compete during the indoor season due to injury ... Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.
Proved himself as one of the SEC's top discus throwers during the 2011 season ... Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Set a personal record with a series-best mark of 167 feet, 9 inches to take seventh place overall at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Competed for the Tigers at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Threw 166-10 en route to a 27th-place finish in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Prelims ... Posted a seasonal-best third-place finish in the discus at the Cole-Lancon Invitational while posting a mark of 158-4 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by throwing 152-7 for a sixth-place finish ... Also threw the discus at the LSU Tiger Relays (151-3), LSU Invitational (152-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (153-6) ... Competed in the 35-pound weight throw during the indoor season ... Had a personal-best performance at the LSU Twilight, finishing in sixth place with a PR of 54-8 ... Eclipsed 50 feet in back-to-back meets at the Texas A&M Dual Meet (52-11) and Tyson Invitational (52-2 ½) ... Also threw the weight throw at the Purple Tiger Invitational (47-9 ¾) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (48-10 ¾) ... Honored for an effort in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Named an all-academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
PRIOR TO LSU
A three-year track and field letterwinner at Brother Martin High School ... Coached in track and field by Brad Duplechain ... Finished his prep career as the school-record holder in the discus with a top mark of 172-3 ... An all-state selection in the discus ... Was the Athlete of the Year at Brother Martin High School in 2009 ... Helped guide his high school team to back-to-back district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Also a three-year letterwinner in football and one-year letterwinner in wrestling during his prep career ... Signed a football scholarship out of high school with Henderson State University.
Full name is Daniel Chike Obioha ... Born on Nov. 9, 1991 ... Parents are Pius and Catherine Obioha ... Has five siblings: Adelia, Julian, Tatiana, Therese and Violet ... An honor roll student at Brother Martin High School ... Was a two-year member of the Alpha Honor Roll and a one-year member of the Principle Honor Roll ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.