November 2020 - Academic Center Student-Athletes of the Month

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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November 2020 - Academic Center 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 November 2020 CCASA’s staff Student-Athletes of the Month:

• Ja’Marr Chase, Jr., Football, Harvey, Louisiana (Major: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Nominator – Manager of Student Learning Carli Faulkner: “Ja’Marr made the difficult decision to forgo the 2020 football season, but has continued to work hard towards earning his degree. He always comes to tutoring with a great attitude and does work on his own. I am proud of his decision to continue to pursue his degree and his constant efforts in academics.”

• Rayvon Grey, Sr., Men’s Track & Field, Beacon, New York (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Academic Advisor John Parham: “Rayvon has progressed and developed his academic skills each semester since starting at LSU. He has capped off his final semesters with Dean’s List level work.”

• Olivia Gunter, Sr., Gymnastics, Mandeville, Louisiana (Major: Mass Communication)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Olivia continues to impress me with her hard work and determination in the classroom. She does a great job of studying, utilizing tutoring, professor’s hours, and more to do her best. Over the last two semesters, she was rewarded by making the President’s Honor Roll. She is also great at motivating her teammates and being a positive force in the Athletics Department.

• Jaray Jenkins, So., Football, Jena, Louisiana (Major: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Nominator – Learning Specialist Molly Ann Walke: “Jaray consistently shows up with a positive attitude, puts forth solid effort, and gives the utmost respect to ACSA team members. He has worked extremely hard over the last few semesters and sets a great example for his fellow student-athletes.”

• Alden Wallace, Jr., Women’s Golf, Shreveport, Louisiana (Major: Political Science)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Alden is a hard-working student who holds herself to a high standard academically. Last semester she earned a 3.925 grade point average. I appreciate how open she is to learning about different fields of study, such as history and environmental studies.”

• Josh Williams, Redshirt-Fr., Football, Houston, Texas (Major: Undecided – Arts and Humanities)

Nominator – Learning Specialist Molly Ann Walke: “Josh is a delight to work with and is committed to success inside and outside of the classroom. He excels in his courses by taking advantage of extra credit opportunities and has a positive attitude regarding academics.”

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.