April Student-Athletes of the Month
BATON ROUGE – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes honored six LSU student-athletes for their academic achievements and community service for the month of April.
Each month, five student-athletes are recognized for their academic improvement, dedication and proven ability. In addition, one student-athlete is chosen through the CHAMPS Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success program for their volunteerism and commitment to the community.
April’s Student-Athletes of the Month are Olivier Borsos [Men’s Tennis], Garrett Green [Men’s Basketball], Melissa Ogbourne [Women’s Track & Field], Alexandra Ramsey [Soccer] and Elle Schmidt [Women’s Diving]. Orlando Gunn [Football] was selected as the Shaquille O’Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills Student-Athlete of the Month.
Gunn, Ramsey and Schmidt are mass communications majors, while Borsos is majoring in psychology. Sports administration is Green’s major. Ogbourne is a human resource education and workforce development major.
Gunn, a senior running back from Harker Heights, Texas, recently accepted a year-long internship with the NCAA office in Indianapolis. He also was awarded the NCAA Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship. During March, he took part in Buddy Ball and spoke to kids at Dalton Elementary.
A freshman from Budapest, Hungary, Borsos has seen action in six matches primarily at the No. 6 position highlighted by a three-set triumph over Ivan Cressoni to clinch the Tigers win over South Carolina on March 5. He also has notched eight appearances at the No. 3 doubles spot.
Green, a sophomore forward from Woodland Hills, Calif., posted 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game over 30 games. He made 11 starts and tallied a season-best seven points on 3-for-3 shooting against McNeese State. Green also added six points in LSU’s near upset of No. 22 Vanderbilt.
A junior jumper from St. Catherine, Jamaica, Ogbourne is looking to build on her outstanding 2009 outdoor season where she earned a 19th-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships. She also scored eight points at the SEC Outdoor meet sparked by a third-place finish in the long jump.
Ramsey, a freshman forward from Rock Hill, S.C., joined the Tigers a semester early and was rated a three-star recruit along with the No. 14 player in the South Atlantic region by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010.
A freshman diver from Mansfield, Ohio, Schmidt came to LSU as a two-time USA Diving Regional champion and AAU All-Amercan. She notched a season-best 197.40 score during the platform diving event at the SEC Championships.
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 CCACSA.