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CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month - October 2018

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BATON ROUGE, La. –The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) recognizes six athletes for their scholastic and community achievements. Five student-athletes are chosen based on their commitment to academic success, while the Life Skills honoree is selected for their devotion to volunteerism and service to the community.

Here are the October 2018 CCASA's staff Student-Athletes of the month:

  • Avery Atkins, Fr., Football, Auburn, Alabama (Major: Biological Engineering)

Nominator: Associate Director Jason Shaw – “Avery has been very consistent in his time with the CCACSA staff. He has an amazing drive and has transitioned his solid work ethic into the fall semester. So far, he has managed to balance a hectic academic and in-season schedule very well.”

  • Raigen Cianciulli, So. , Volleyball, Spring, Texas (Major: Nutrition & Food Sciences)

Nominator: Associate Director Adriana Mason – “Raigen is a role model to her peers and has shown tremendous devotion in her commitment to academics. She has been spending extra time in CCACSA outside of her tutoring sessions as well as taking the initiative to meet with her instructors after class.”

  • Megan Davenport, Sr., Beach Volleyball, Metairie, Louisiana (Major: History)

Nominator: Learning Specialist Dedrick Ford – “Megan has consistently exemplified what it means to be a true student-athlete. Her commitment to her academics, sport, and university has never wavered and that is evidenced by her grades and the success that she has had in her sport. As a multi-year letterwinner and receiver of many accolades, I remain most impressed by her selfless commitment to the service of others, and the dedication to her academics.”

  • Becca Schulte, Sr., Softball, Andover, Kansas (Major: Sports Administration)

Nominator: Senior Associate Director Carole Walker – “Becca is a junior college transfer in her 2nd year at LSU and has done an outstanding job handling the new course loads from her classes while getting acclimated to the campus. She is a hard worker with a great attitude who goes beyond what is required of her to be successful in the classroom.”

  • Trey Winstead, So., Men’s Golf, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (General Business)

Nominator: Assistant Director Kirstin DeFusco – “Trey embodies the title “student-athlete.” He goes above and beyond to achieve success on the golf course and in the classroom. He often seeks out his professors outside of the classroom to ask questions and go over other material, while striving to be the best student he can be. His efforts do not go unnoticed.”

  • Life Skills: Alexandria Ham, Jr., Swimming & Diving, Kennesaw, Georgia (Major: Sports Administration)

Nominator: Manager of the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program Brenton Sumler –“Alexandria has shown a commitment to volunteerism and the community by participating in community service events in Baton Rouge such as feeding the homeless and Cross Camp in Marshall, Texas. Alexandria has done a great job of leading by example with her time in the community.”

Accountability – Commitment – Success – Integrity – Diversity – Teamwork – Service – Education

It is through living the values of the Total Team Commitment 2017-2022, particularly education, academic success, and service to the community that six student-athletes are recognized as Cox Communications Academic Center Student-Athlete of the month. These values are fundamental to the growth and development of our student-athletes as they enter to learn, then leave to serve.

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is a 54,000 square-foot facility comprised of teams for academic affairs, student affairs and information technology, who annually serve more than 500 student-athletes. The purpose of the CCACSA 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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