Events: HJ (IN: 5-5 ¾; OUT: 5-8), LJ (18-1), TJ (IN: 41-8 ½; OUT: 43-8w/42-2 ¾)
Was a four-time letterwinner for the Lady Tigers from 2005-08 ... Represented LSU in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships during her senior season in 2008 ... Was the only time she competed at the NCAA Championships during her career ... Scored 11 points in conference action in 2008 to help the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles for the first time since the 1996 season ... Nearly earned her first career All-SEC honor with a third-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor meet in 2008 ... Her overall personal best of 42-2 ¾ in the triple jump ranks No. 10 on the all-time outdoor performance list at LSU.
Qualified for the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in her collegiate career ... Finished in 19th place at the national meet with a mark of 41-2 ½ ... Was an automatic qualifier with her third-place finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Recorded a personal-best wind-aided mark of 43-8 at the regional meet ... Just missed earning all-conference honors during the outdoor season as she placed third in the triple jump with a new personal best of 42-2 ¾ ... Her personal best ranks No. 10 on the all-time outdoor performance list at LSU ... Also competed in the event at the Penn Relays (41-2 ½), Texas Relays (40-11 ½w), LSU Alumni Gold (40-1 ¼) and LSU Tiger Relays (38-7 ¾) during the outdoor season ... Added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with a new indoor personal-best jump of 41-8 ½ ... Scored a total of 11 points in conference action to help the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles for the first time since the 1996 season ... Won indoor triple jump titles at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (40-5 ½) and LSU Twilight Invitational (40-0 ½) ... Competed in the long jump at one meet during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, recording matching marks of 17-3 ½ at the Purple Tiger Classic indoors and the Willie Williams Classic outdoors.
Concentrated on the triple jump during the 2007 campaign ... Jumped her indoor seasonal best at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational where she placed 11th with a mark of 39-8 ... Finished fourth at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (39-3 ¾) and eighth at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (38-6 ¾) ... Earned a 13th-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Posted an outdoor seasonal best of 39-3 ¼ to finish fourth at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Recorded a jump of 39-2 ¼ to finish 11th at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Represented the Lady Tigers on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2007 season.
Competed in both the high jump and triple jump during the 2006 season ... Took first place in the triple jump at the Purple Tiger Invitational during the indoor campaign with a seasonal-best leap of 40-2 ¾ ... Finished in 19th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Posted a seasonal-best effort of 5-4 ½ in the high jump to finish in fourth place at the LSU Twilight ... Tied for fourth in the high jump at the LSU Invitational with a leap of 5-3 ¼ ... Earned a second-place finish at the Tiger Classic during the outdoor season with a jump of 39-2 ¼ ... Placed 12th in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships (39-2 ½) ... Finished fifth in the high jump at the LSU Tiger Relays (5-4 ¼).
Qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the triple jump ... Scored for the Lady Tigers in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing eighth with a leap of 40-6 3/4 ... Also scored at the indoor conference meet, jumping a personal best of 40-9 to place sixth overall ... Recorded a personal-best distance of 18-1 in the long jump at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational ... Seasonal-best clearance in the high jump was a 5-5 ¾ effort at the Purple Tiger Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered four years in track for coach Chris Carrier at Dutchtown High School in Prairieville, La. ... Won the Class 4A state title in the triple jump as a senior ... Claimed the indoor and outdoor triple jump crowns as well as the high jump title as a junior ... Came to LSU with PRs of 5-8 in the high jump and 40-1 in the triple jump ... Also participated in basketball, volleyball, softball and cheerleading as a prep.
Full name is Nedra Nyomi Gross ... Born on June 9, 1986 ... Daughter of Otis and Carol Nacoste ... Has a sister, Kisha, and a brother, Oscar.