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Rebecca Alexander
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Belaire HS
Other College: Southwest Mississippi CC
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 02/05/1990
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Rebecca Alexander Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/08/2012

Events: 200M (IN: 22.96; OUT: 23.41w/23.78), 400M (IN: 52.66; OUT: 51.13)

2-time NCAA Champion
5-time All-American
4-time SEC Champion
5-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up her collegiate career as one of the elite 400-meter runners in the history of the Lady Tiger program ... Finished her career ranked No. 7 indoors and No. 4 outdoors on LSU's all-time performance list in the 400 meters ... Captured a pair of NCAA relay titles in the 4x100-meter relay outdoors in 2011 and 4x400-meter relay indoors in 2012 ... Crowned the SEC Indoor champion in the 400-meter dash as a senior in 2012 ... Was also the NCAA Outdoor silver medalist in the 400 meters in her final collegiate appearance with the Lady Tigers ... Won a trio of SEC relay titles during her career with back-to-back wins in the 4x100 relay and a victory in the 4x400 relay outdoors in 2012 ... A member of LSU's school-record setting 4x400-meter relay team in her final collegiate race as a Lady Tiger at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran the third leg on the squad that won the NCAA Outdoor silver medal in 2012 with the third-fastest time in collegiate history at 3:24.59.

2012
One of the nation's premier 400-meter sprinters to step onto the track during the 2012 season ... Claimed the NCAA Outdoor silver medal as the national runner-up in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Crossed the finish line with a personal best of 51.20 seconds to take second place in the national final ... Advanced to the final with the third-fastest run in the national semifinal at 51.39 ... Lowered her personal record to 51.13 in winning the 400-meter gold medal for the United States at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Under-23 Championships following the collegiate season ... Set the NACAC U-23 Championships meet record with the No. 4-ranked performance in the history of the women's program at LSU ... Split a career-best 49.5 seconds on the second leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that set a school record in claiming the NCAA silver medal in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Teamed with Latoya McDermott, Cassandra Tate and Jonique Day to run the fastest relay in school history with a run of 3 minutes, 24.59 seconds to finish just a split-second behind the 3:24.55 by the Oregon Ducks for the NCAA title ... Both teams eclipsed the previous NCAA Championships meet record of 3:25.26 set by LSU in 2004 ... LSU's time of 3:24.59 is the third-fastest time in collegiate history in the 4x400-meter relay ... Qualified for the NCAA semifinals in the 400 meters, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay with her appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Ran on LSU's relay teams that posted the fastest times at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds at 43.26 in the 4x100 relay and 3:30.05 in the 4x400 relay ... Posted the second-fastest time in the national quarterfinal of the 400 meters with a run of 51.89 in the meet held in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a pair of SEC relay titles with a sweep of 4x100 and 4x400 relay gold medals at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Took home SEC titles in the 4x100 relay (43.27) and 4x400 relay (3:29.25) at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Also claimed All-SEC honors in the 400 meters with a run of 51.83 for second place in the conference final ... Marked the first time in her career to break 52 seconds in the one-lap race ... Helped the Lady Tigers claim "Most Outstanding Team" honors at the Texas Relays while running the third leg in a sweep of 4x100 and 4x200 relays ... Teamed with Takeia Pinckney, Semoy Hackett and Kimberlyn Duncan to run a seasonal-best time of 42.99 in the 4x100-meter relay final at the Texas Relays ... Joined Tate, Hackett and Duncan to set a Texas Relays meet record of 1:30.01 in winning the 4x200-meter relay with the fourth-fastest time in collegiate history ... Also ran the third leg on LSU's 4x200-meter relay team that won the Championship of America title at the Penn Relays in 1:31.86 ... Ran the third leg on winning 4x100-meter relay teams at the LSU Relays (43.86), Battle on the Bayou (43.74), Arizona State Tri-Meet (45.39) and LSU Alumni Gold (43.35) during the outdoor season ... Wrapped up an outstanding indoor season by leading the Lady Tigers to a national championship in the 4x400-meter relay ... Ran a 53.47-second split on the leadoff leg as she joined Cassandra Tate, Siedda Herbert and Jonique Day in winning the NCAA Indoor title in the mile relay in 3:31.89 ... Also earned a 12th-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Crowned the SEC Indoor champion in the 400-meter dash ... Won the SEC Indoor gold medal in the 400-meter final after clocking 52.77 to take the title ... Also scored five points for the Lady Tigers after running 23.81 for a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Set an indoor personal best of 52.66 in a runner-up finish in the 400 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Ranked No. 7 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 400-meter dash with her PR of 52.66 ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. ... Finished in 12th place overall in the semifinal round at the U.S. Olympic Trials after running 52.30 in the qualifying round and 52.69 in her semifinal heat.

2011
A welcomed addition to LSU's sprint group in her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2011 ... A key component in both the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay during her junior season ... Ran the third leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that captured its 13th NCAA title all-time at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett and Kimberlyn Duncan for the eighth-fastest time in NCAA history at 42.64 seconds in the national final ... Also ran the third leg on the team that clocked the fastest time of the NCAA semifinal at 42.94 ... Captured her first career SEC event title as the third leg of LSU's sprint relay ... Joined her teammates in winning the conference crown with a time of 43.47 at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran on both relays that qualified for the national semifinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Ran the third leg on the 4x100 relay that clocked the fastest time in the NCAA quarterfinal at 43.60 ... Led off the 4x400 relay that clocked 3:32.09 to take second place in the quarterfinal round ... Competed individually in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished in 22nd place in the national semifinal after running a wind-legal time at 23.90 ... Earned a spot in the 200-meter semifinal after finishing in 11th place overall in the NCAA quarterfinal while running a wind-legal time of 23.82 ... Finished in 17th place in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Opened up the outdoor season by running a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 23.41in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Earned her first career All-America honor during the 2011 indoor season as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Clocked a 53.24-second split on the leadoff leg of the team that won a bronze medal with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas ... Teamed with Cassandra Tate, Latoya McDermott and Jonique Day to run a 2011 seasonal best of 3:30.37 in the NCAA Indoor final ... Also competed in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Finished in 14th place overall in the event after running 23.52 in the semifinal round ... Qualified for the national meet by running an indoor PR of 22.96 in the preliminary round at the SEC meet ... Ranked No. 8 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Also competed in the 400 meters indoors in 2011 ... Recorded a lifetime PR of 53.03 in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Went on to score four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter final with a time of 53.24 ... Scored a total of 6.5 points in conference action to help the Lady Tigers complete a sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
Enjoyed a breakout freshman season at Southwest Mississippi Community College as one of the top sprinters in the National Junior College Athletics Association ... Earned a trio of All-America honors as a freshman in 2009 ... Was the NJCAA Outdoor national champion in the 400-meter dash after taking the title at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Crowned a national champion after setting an outdoor  personal-best time of 53.17 in the national final ...  Lowered her 400-meter PR by more than three seconds between the 2008 and 2009 seasons ... Also won a pair of All-America honors in the 200-meter dash during the 2009 season ... Was the NJCAA Outdoor runner-up in the 200 meters after clocking 23.90 in the national final ... Recorded an outdoor best in the 200 meters with a time of 23.78 in the preliminary round at the national meet ... Also earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in the event at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Lubbock, Texas, running 23.96 in the final ... Carried that momentum into the 2010 season ... Crowned the NJCAA Indoor champion in the 200-meter dash with her win at the 2010 NJCAA Indoor Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. ... Recorded a time of 24.47 in the NJCAA Indoor final ... Was the fourth-place finisher in the 400 meters at the indoor national meet during her sophomore season in 2010 ... One of Louisiana's elite prep sprinters during her career at Belaire High School ... A three-time state champion during her senior season in 2008 ... Established herself as the most dominant sprinter in Class 4A after sweeping state titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters at the 2008 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 4A Outdoor State Championships at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on the LSU campus ... Wrapped up a high school career as a three-time all-state and all-metro selection as a high school senior in 2008.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rebecca Lynn Alexander ... Born on Feb. 5, 1990 ... Parents are Robert and Carmelita Alexander ... Has three brothers: Robert Jr., Ronnie and Raymond ... Majoring in general studies.

 

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