CCACSA Names October 2020 Student-Athletes of the Month

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

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) recognizes six student-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 October 2020 CCASA’s staff Student-Athletes of the Month:

• Aaron George, Gr., Baseball, Monroe, Louisiana (Major: Liberal Arts)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Aaron was deep in his senior year when the 2020 season was cancelled. With a difficult course load, he pushed through to graduate, and challenged himself to start a graduate program when he was granted an additional year of eligibility. He is carrying a 3.65 in graduate school and I’m proud that he has this opportunity to earn another degree.”

• Ingrid Lindblad, So., Women’s Golf, Halmstad, Sweden (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Ingrid sets an amazing example for all student-athletes by working hard in the classroom and being successful on the course. When classes moved online, she continued to work hard in her classes and earned a 3.975 for the term. She started the Fall semester at home in Sweden before returning to Baton Rouge to start the 2020-21 season. She has done a great job staying on top of her work and assignments, despite the time difference and late night classes.”

• Katarina Milutinovich, So., Women’s Swimming & Diving, Moscow, Russia (Major: International Trade & Finance)

Nominator – Academic Advisor Delanie Authement: “Katarina exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete. She excels in the classroom and at the pool, and lights up every room she enters. These difficult times created unprecedented challenges and she never shied away from the challenge. Katarina sets a great example for her teammates and goes out of her way to uplift those around her.

• Maddie Rau, So., Gymnastics, Houston, Texas (Major: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Maddie did an amazing job navigating her academics while competing right away in the Spring as a mid-year enrollee. When classes moved online, she continued to work hard, communicated effectively and earned a spot on the Dean’s List.

• Mollee Swift, So., Soccer, Papillion, Nebraska (Major: Mathematics and Physics)

Nominator – Senior Associate Director Carole Walker: “Mollee is new to LSU this summer. She exhibits leadership qualities and academic discipline that is vital to her success on and off the field. Her classroom work is exceptional as she carries a 4.3 grade point average.”

• Hayden White, Jr., Men’s Golf, Benton, Louisiana (Major: Finance)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “I have always been impressed with the high academic standard that Hayden holds himself to. Being in difficult classes, he works hard and does a great job communicating with his professors.”

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.