One of the Lady Tigers' best runners in her first season in Baton Rouge after transferring from Nicholls State ... Top finish came at MSU Invitational where she ran a 5k time of 18:57.60, placing sixth ... Recorded season-best 5k time at Chile Pepper Festival, clocking a 18:45.96 ... Paced the team with a 60th-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional, recording a season-best 6k time of 22:12.90.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU from Nicholls State University prior to the fall semester in 2010 ... Ranked No. 3 on the Nicholls State squad in both the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors during her freshman season ... Set personal bests of 4:44.75 in the 1,500 meters and 5:16.44 in the mile during the 2010 campaign ... Was a first-team All-Louisiana performer in cross country by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Also a former Freshman Cross Country Runner of the Year and Southland Conference Female Athlete of the Week at Nicholls ... Was a standout distance runner at Reedsburg Area High School before her collegiate career ... Helped lead her high school cross country team to conference championships as a sophomore in 2007 and as a junior in 2008 ... Helped her cross country team win the sectional championship as a senior in 2009 ... Was an all-conference performer in cross country as a junior and senior ... Also an eight-time all-state performer in track and field during her prep career ... Captured all-conference honors in the 800 meters and mile during her senior season ... Was the sectional championships runner-up in the mile during her senior season ... In addition, captured three-straight conference titles in the 4x800-meter relay in 2007, 2008and 2009.
Full name is Dakota Rae Goodman ... Born on April 8, 1991 ... Parents are John and Barb Goodman ... Has a twin sister, Brea, who is also a distance runner at LSU ... Also has an older sister named Kyla ... An honor student during her high school career at Reedsburg Area High School ... Majoring in psychology.