CCACSA Names August 2018 Students of the Month
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes recognizes five student-athletes for their academic achievements and one for community service each month.
LSU student-athletes are honored for their commitment to academic success to earn one of the five slots. The Life Skills honoree is chosen by the LSU Student-Athlete Affairs program for their volunteerism and service to the community.
August’s academic honorees include several newcomers to LSU getting a jump on their classes over the summer. Here are the August 2018 CCACSA Students of the Month:
- Micah Baskerville, Fr., Football
- Davin Cotton, Fr., Football
- Annie Jung, Jr., Women’s Cross Country
- Jalaysha Thomas, So., Women’s Basketball
- Luba Vasilyuk, So., Women’s Tennis
- Life Skills: Savannah Wininger, So., Beach Volleyball
Vasilyuk began her Tiger career last season by going unbeaten in 10 of her first 11 matches and earned crucial points for LSU in wins against nationally-ranked Tennessee and Mississippi State. Jung is headed into her third season on the LSU cross country team. Baskerville and Cotton will be freshmen on the LSU football team for the upcoming season, while Thomas is a transfer in the Lady Tigers program.
Wininger, a native of Baton Rouge, is active as a volunteer at Healing Place Church where she assists in the children’s department.
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.