Three Student-Athletes Among Who’s Who at LSU

LSU's Allison Falcon
LSU's Allison Falcon
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Victoria Kisluk
Victoria Kisluk

BATON ROUGE - LSU's Student Life and Enrollment's Office of Campus Life has announced its Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Among the 44 LSU students selected, three student-athletes secured the honor.

This award is based on academic achievement, service to the community and leadership in extracurricular activities. It also recognizes students that are graduating in December 2012, May 2013, August 2013 or December 2013. The qualifications for this award include: enrollment as a full-time student, 3.0 cumulative GPA and good academic and disciplinary standing with the university. 

The three student-athlete recipients of this year's Who's Who at LSU are football's Ben Domingue, softball's Allison Falcon and gymnast Shelby Prunty.

"It's an honor to be selected as a member of Who's Who at LSU," Domingue said. "I feel blessed to receive such an award as a student athlete. I appreciate all of the help I have received from my outstanding professors, football coaches, and fellow classmates. I'm sincerely thankful for having the privilege to attend this university and also humbled to be given this award."

Domingue is a senior in International Trade and Finance and currently holds a 3.17 cumulative GPA. Over the last two years, he has won a Southeastern Conference Award for Academic Achievement. He has seen action in three games this season, including LSU's victories over Washington, Idaho and Towson.

Outside academics, Domingue has served the community as well as participated in leadership roles in extracurricular activities.  He is currently an outreach minister at Christ the King Church.

"I nominated him because his hard work in the classroom and the LSU community deserves to be recognized," Lisa Hebert, instructor in LSU's Communication Studies Department said.  "He is not only a strong student, but a student-athlete and active in his church."

Falcon is a redshirt junior  majoring in Biology and currently holds a 3.792 cumulative GPA.

"I am very honored to be chosen for this award for all of my hard work on and off the field," said Falcon. "To be recognized among other distinguished students is truly an honor. Attending LSU has been a privilege, and I hope that I can continue to reflect the university in a positive way for the rest of my life."

Falcon is a two-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll Awardee. She is also a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society. On the field, Falcon posted a team-leading .280 batting average and drove home five RBIs in nine postseason games during LSU's run to the Women's College World Series last season. 

"I nominated Allison not only for her academic accomplishments but because she has achieved so much while also being a standout athlete for LSU softball," Melissa Moore, LSU Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, said. "I wanted her to receive the recognition she deserves for being such a well-rounded successful student-athlete."

Prunty is a senior majoring in sports administration with minors in business, communications, personal investment and human resources and currently holds a 3.696 cumulative GPA.

"It is an honor and a privilege to be selected for such a prestigious award," Prunty said. "I am so thankful for every opportunity I have been given during my education here at LSU.  This university has truly encouraged me to achieve success both inside the classroom and beyond the walls of a great academic institution."

Prunty was named an NACG/W Scholastic All American for 2011 and 2012. In addition, she has been on LSU's Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Honor Roll and the Southeastern Conference Honor Roll for the last four years.

Outside of the classroom Prunty has been involved in various community service events including: MDA telethon, McMain's Bike Race, Operation Christmas, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Visits, Christmas with the Tigers, Charlie's Pace, Thanksgiving with the Tigers, LSU Greening Day and the Big Buddy Program.

"I nominated Shelby because of her outstanding work inside and outside of the classroom," Jade Bryan, Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement at LSU's Cox Communications Center for Student-Athletes said.  "I am glad she is getting recognized for all her hard work. We are extremely proud of her and all of her accomplishments she has earned in to becoming the well-rounded individual she is."





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