BATON ROUGE - The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes honored six LSU student-athletes as part of their academic achievements and community service for May.
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.
May’s student-athletes of the month are Olivier Borsos [Men’s Tennis], Alex Bregman [Baseball], Kaitlyn Moreau [Track & Field], Dwayne Thomas [Football] and Adam White [Football]. Brianne Bergeron [Track & Field] was selected as the Shaquille O'Neal Life Skills Program Student-Athlete of the Month.
Borsos is majoring in psychology, while Bregman, Thomas and White are sport administration majors. Moreau is majoring in interdisciplinary studies, and Bergeron is a kinesiology major.
Bergeron, a junior pole vaulter from Houma, La., was recently named to the Tiger Twelve by the Office of the Dean of Students. She is a three-time representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and serves as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bergeron also spent two week-long mission trips in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and is an active member of the LSU Ambassadors. She received the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup for Academic Excellence at the 2013 Tiger Athletic Foundation Academic Excellence Gala, and she earned spots on the SEC Spring Academic Roll two consecutive years. Her achievements continue in her athletic performance, as during the recent LSU Relays, Bergeron set a lifetime personal record and claimed the No. 7 spot in the school rankings with an 11-8 clearance.
A senior men’s tennis player from Budapest, Hungary, Borsos has compiled many accolades in his four years as a Tiger, including spots on the 2012 All-SEC Second Team and First-Team All-Louisiana and a selection to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships following his junior season. He marked two singles victories during the team’s Senior Day doubleheader in his final home matches of his Tiger career. He defeated No. 115 Brandon Fickey in LSU’s 4-3 victory over then sixth-ranked Tennessee, and he notched a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stanford’s Nolan Paige in LSU’s 4-2 victory over the Cardinal in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Off the court, Borsos also achieved SEC Academic Honor Roll honors.
Bregman, a freshman infielder from Albuquerque, N.M., was recently named to the 2013 Golden Spikes Award Watch List by USA Baseball, an award given to the top amateur baseball player in the country. He is one of only two freshmen on the list. Bregman was also named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Hitter of the Week in March, and has served as the team’s starting shortstop in every game this season. He’s notched 50 runs and 47 RBI while tallying 15 doubles, 7 triples and 5 home runs, and he leads the team with a .394 batting average this season.
A sophomore multi-event track & field athlete from Lafayette, La., Moreau competed in seven events at the recent SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She tallied a personal best 4,811 points, notched an 800-meter personal record with a 2:33:56 time and finished 12th overall in heptathlon. At the 2012 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, she notched an eighth place finish and tallied a point for the Tigers. Moreau also earned Student-Athlete of the Month honors in March of 2012.
Thomas, a redshirt freshman cornerback from New Orleans, La., made appearances in the Washington, Idaho and Auburn matchups during the 2012 season. Off the field, he and many other freshman student-athletes visited St. Vincent de Paul last summer to serve lunch to the homeless as part of the Summer Academic Success Program.
A sophomore offensive lineman from Baton Rouge, La., White serves the Tigers in a squad position and has been a walk on for the team since the fall of 2011. He earned an Honorable Mention All-District honor in his senior year at Catholic High School.
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.