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Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Student-Athletes, CCASCA Staff at Spring Greening
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Published: May 07, 2014, 10:52 AM (CT)
by Brandon Berrio, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE -- A total of 33 members from the LSU swimming and diving, men’s basketball and football programs recently participated in the fifth-annual LSU Spring Greening Day to accentuate the campus’ beauty while also emphasizing the importance of sustainability.
 
The student-athletes worked alongside staff and tutors from the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes. Their job was to lay down soil and plant indigo around the recently installed Dalrymple circle.

“With our motto being “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” at the Academic Center for Student-Athletes, we believe that it’s important to get out and practice what we are preaching to our student-athletes,” said Jade Bryan, Associate Director of the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program. “This was a very rewarding event for our staff members to be alongside some of our student-athletes working together to beautify our campus. Through Geaux Givers initiatives like these within the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program, student-athletes are given the opportunity to contribute to the community and become better-rounded during their time at LSU, so that they can prepare to smoothly transition into the real world,” 

“It was a very rewarding experience being able to see the improvement that our group made to the campus we call home,” LSU freshman swimmer Logan Rysemus said. “It’s going to be cool to drive by the area and see the major improvements we made as a student body.”

Below is a list of 2014 LSU Spring Greening Day participants.

Men's Basketball (4)
Brian Bridgewater
Shane Hammink
Keith Hornsby
Darcy Malone

Football (2)
Ed Paris
Rashard Robinson

Swimming & Diving (27)
Allie Alter
Alex Bettridge
Ryan Cade
Amber Carter
Megan Cox
Devon Dabney
Silas Dejean
Malique Elder
Brandon Goldman
Garrett House
Jessie James
Eric Klein
Kara Kopcso
Katie Lagarde
Taryn MacKenzie
Devin McCaffrey
Colleen O'Neil
Hallie Petersohn
Jennifer Reese
Zakary Rowton
Logan Rysemus
Matthew Schaefer
Katlin Sepp
Danielle Stirrat
Leah Troskot
Cassie Weil
Makenna Wilson

CCACSA Staff & Tutors (13)
Louise Bodack
Jade Bryan
Matt Dahlke
Lydia Dorsey
Walt Holliday
Becca Hubbard
Dorothy Kemp
Ericka Lavender
Sarah Moran
Angie O'Flaherty
Lacey Sanchez
Elizabeth Scott
Brenton Sumler

 

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