LSU Athletics Honors 22 Grads Virtually at 'The Tribute'

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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LSU Athletics Honors 22 Grads Virtually at 'The Tribute'

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s 22 student-athlete graduates were honored virtually on Thursday night as the school hosted its annual “Tribute”, a ceremony where each graduate is presented with their special student-athlete graduate stole. 

The Tribute also recognized LSU’s student-athletes for their academic achievement and those that have exhausted their athletic eligibility received their first-year membership into the LSU National L Club, the school’s letterwinner’s award group. 

The 22 student-athletes will officially graduate from LSU on Friday when the university will hold a social distanced graduation in Tiger Stadium for its fall graduates. 

Among those participating in The Tribute were LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward and LSU Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Stacia Haynie.

“This class has won championships, set records, and now they’ve graduated,” said Woodward. “This is the business we are in at LSU: providing a world class experience for our student athletes to compete and earn their degrees.

“I’m proud of how they have represented LSU, how they have represented their families, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to represent LSU throughout their professional careers. I am proud of this group and I’m excited to see what they are going to accomplish in the future. They are all excellent leaders, and I know their futures are extremely bright.”

“These students have met their challenge and have faced this semester with grit and determination,” said Haynie. “We are here tonight to celebrate that you persist regardless and you are fierce no matter the challenge. You all will succeed even in a pandemic.”

College of Humanities & Social Sciences (2)
Mercy Abire, Track and Field, Interdisciplinary Studies
Claire Weinberger, Softball, Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Human Sciences & Education (14)
Jace Attuso, Track and Field, Kinesiology
Philip Barbaree, Men’s Golf, Sport Administration
Clayton Black, Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Tiana Caffey, Soccer, Sport Administration
DJ Chark, Football, Sport Administration
Austin Deculus, Football, Sport Administration
Amanda Doyle, Softball, Elementary Education
Rayvon Grey, Track and Field, Sport Administration
Raven Guerrero, Soccer, Kinesiology 
Jade Lewis, Women’s Tennis, Sport Administration
Aaron Moffitt, Football, Sport Administration
Xavier Mulugata, Track and Field, Sport Administration
Kristin Nuss, Beach Volleyball, Kinesiology
Milan Stokes, Volleyball, Master’s Leadership & Human Resource Development

E.J. Ourso College of Business (3)
Kyle Montgomery, Track and Field, Master’s in Accounting
Olivia Paskulin, Swimming & Diving, Marketing
Joey Thomas, Finance, Men’s Tennis

College of Engineering (2)
Marlena Cutura, Soccer, Civil Engineering
Jordan Romero, Baseball, Civil Engineering

Manship School of Mass Communications (1)
Lewis Clough, Swimming & Diving, Mass Communications