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CCACSA Announces Student-Athletes of the Month

Grant Kauvar
Grant Kauvar
Communications Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes honored six student-athletes for their academic achievements and community service for the month of March.

Each month, five student-athletes are recognized for their academic improvement, dedication and proven ability. In addition, one student-athlete is chosen through LSU’s Student-Athlete Affairs program for their volunteerism and commitment to the community.

March’s student-athletes of the month are JaCoby Stevens [Football], Savannah Sledd [Women’s Track and Field], Wayde Sims [Men’s Basketball], Cameron Lewis [Football] and Brennan Breaux [Baseball]. Aleia Hobbs [Women’s Track and Field] was selected as the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program Student-Athlete of the Month.

Stevens, Sims and Lewis are Sport Administration Majors; Sledd is a Sociology Major; Breaux is a General Business Major and Hobs is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Stevens is in his first semester at LSU. As a recruit, he was rated as the top safety in the 2017 recruiting class. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native participated in the Under Armour All-America game. He will participate in practice this Spring.

Sledd is a thrower on the women’s track and field team. As a freshman, this past season, she redshirted. In 2015, the Highland Park, Illinois native was crowned Lake County Champion for her performance during her senior year in high school.

Sims is a forward on the men’s basketball team. The Baton Rouge product has played significant minutes as a freshman. He averages 6.6 points per game and has shot above 50 percent from the field.

Lewis is a freshman defensive back who redshirted this past season. In high school, he was a standout on both sides of the ball playing defensive back and quarterback. He will look to make an impact in the defensive backfield in the fall.

Breaux is a sophomore outfielder on the baseball team. He is an instinctive player with great speed. In nine games, Breaux has played in seven and has had a nice start to his sophomore season. So far, he is batting .333 and has two RBI.

Hobs was selected as the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program Student-Athlete of the Month for her dedication to the community, participating in numerous service events throughout her LSU career. Hobs is a sprinter on the Track and Field team. Prior to coming to LSU, the New Orleans native was one of the most dominant sprinters in the history of Louisiana high school Track and Field. As a freshman, she emerged as one of the top sprinters in the NCAA. The two-time All-American, was limited last year during her sophomore season due to an injury, but still managed to have a great season.

For putting forth extra effort in the classroom and community in addition to their rigorous academic and competition schedules, these six student-athletes will have their pictures displayed on the wall in the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is a 54,000 square foot facility comprised of an academic affairs, student affairs and an information technology team, serving more than 530 student-athletes. The purpose is to provide an all-inclusive, student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from matriculation, through graduation and life beyond.

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