The "Eye on a Tiger" video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni who make LSU great.
Latest episode: Natalie Domingue
When Bruce Wayne puts on his Batsuit he has an array of gadgets at his disposal, including the legendary batarang. When Tony Stark slips into his iron armor, he fires repulsor rays from his gauntlets. When Natalie Domingue dons her special suit, she can lift a defensive lineman several feet off the ground.
LSU junior Domingue is a film and media arts student minoring in Chinese, both in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The Monroe native originally enrolled at LSU to become a biologist, but soon switched majors to follow her true passion, film making.
Domingue, however, is also a powerlifter.
As a member of the 2013 national champion LSU women’s powerlifting team, Domingue can deadlift the equivalent weight of an LSU defensive lineman. At this year’s national championship meet she squatted 137.5 kilograms (303 pounds), bench pressed 67.5 kg (148 lbs), and deadlifted 130 kg (287 lbs).
The Tigers had three individual national champions this year – Allegra Hudson, Kayli Alphonso and Ariel Parker – and five other lifters finished in the top three of their respective weight classes. Domingue, the defending state champion, placed sixth in her weight class after finishing fourth last year, in a class that more than doubled in number of entrants between 2012 and 2013.