2005: Twice tied her career best of 1.70 meters (5-7) in the high jump. Reached this height to finish fifth at the Outdoor Big Ten Championships and to place first at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational ... Placed third in the outdoor high jump at the Cal-Berkeley-based Brutus Hamilton Invitational and tied for second at the Clemson Relays ... Tied for first in the indoor high jump at the Boilermaker Invitational, reaching a season-best height of 1.63 (5-4.25).
2004 (Outdoor): Scored in the high jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, placing eighth at 5 feet, 6 inches ... placed third in the high jump at the Indy Relays with a leap of 5-5.75 ... tied for second in the high jump at the Ohio State Relays ... recorded fourth-place finishes in the high jump at the Purdue Invitational, Big Ten Previews and against Indiana ... (Indoor) Posted runner-up finish at Boilermaker Invitational in the high jump with a mark of 5-3.75 ... also cleared 5-3.75 at Ohio State Triangular for a third-place finish ... tied for 15th at Big Ten Championships in high jump with a season-best mark of 5-5.
2003 (Outdoor): Recorded an outdoor career best of 5-7 in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships, placing her seventh and qualifying her for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... went on to place 18th at regionals with a leap of 5-5 ... posted back-to-back runner-up finishes in the high jump at the Purdue Invite and Ohio State Relays ... registered consecutive bronze-medal showings in the high jump at the Boilermaker Invitational and against Indiana ... (Indoor) Recorded indoor career best of 5-5.75 in the high jump at the Purdue and Boilermaker invitationals ... effort landed her in third place at the Purdue Invitational and second at the Boilermaker Invitational ... registered a fifth-place height of 5-5 at the N.Y. State Armory Invitational ... also finished at 5-5 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, placing 15th ... placed fourth in the high jump at the Indiana State dual meet.
High School: 2001 Indiana USA Track and Field age group champion in the high jump ... finished fourth in the high jump at the 2002 Indiana state meet with a clearance of 5-6 ... owns the Greensburg High School record in the high jump of 5-7, breaking her own record (5-4) from her junior year ... a three-time all-conference selection for track ... 13th in the state in the event as a junior and 14th as a sophomore ... team MVP in field events and named to the All-Star team as a senior ... dubbed freshman MVP in track ... also played basketball for the Pirates ... earned MVP honors, tallying the most points on the team as a senior ... garnered Best Offensive Player honors and was named to the HBCA All-Star team her final season ... second on the team in rebounds her senior year ... led the team in rebounds and field goal percentage and ranked second on the team in points as a junior ... named Most Improved Player for basketball her sophomore year ... played JV basketball as a freshman ... named MVP Senior Female Athlete for the class of 2002.
Personal: Given name Laura Marie Stier ... born May 31, 1984 ... parents are Carl and Rosie Stier ... has two older brothers, Tim and Keith ... has three sisters: Renee, Wendy and Sara ... major is physical and health education.