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February 2020 CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
February 2020 CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) recognizes several athletes for their scholastic and community achievements each month. Student-athletes are chosen based on their commitment to academic success and for their devotion to volunteerism and service to the community.

Here are the February 2020 CCASA’s staff Student-Athletes of the month:

• Mercy Abire, Sr., Women’s Track & Field, Lagos, Nigeria (Major: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Nominator – Academic Advisor John Parham: “Mercy has shown the motivation and desire to improve and excel in the classroom.”

• Tomas Descarrega, Fr., Men’s Tennis, Rosario, Argentina (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Academic Advisor Delanie Authement: “Tomas is carrying himself in the manner of an experienced upperclassman as a true freshman. He never complains and does the small things that make a world of difference. He remains positive and leads by example.”

• Andre Girouard, Sr., Men’s Track & Field, Abbeville, Louisiana (Major: Kinesiology)

Nominator – Academic Advisor John Parham: “Andre is a model student and a great example to his teammates and other student-athletes.

• Aaron Moffitt, So., Football, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Interim Executive Director/Director of Academic Affairs Walt Holliday: “Aaron excelled during the Fall semester and is a model student-athlete with his commitment to academics.”

• Ellen Pack, Fr., Women’s Swimming & Diving, Katy, Texas (Major: Mechanical Engineering)

Nominator – Director of Student Affairs Louise Bodack: “Ellen arrives early and prepared for her chemistry tutoring sessions, and with a smile on her face, despite this not being one of her favorite subjects. She is eager to learn and takes her time to think through and solve problems. Ellen is a model student with a great work ethic, recognizing that her life choices.”

• Alyona Shchennikova, Fr., Gymnastics, Evergreen, Colorado (Major: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Nominator – Manager of Student Learning Carli Faulkner: “Alyona has been putting in a lot of hard work since she arrived at LSU. Every week she continues to improve in the classroom and strives to work even harder.”

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.