LSU Athletics to Celebrate Black History Month

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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LSU Athletics to Celebrate Black History Month

BATON ROUGE – LSU Athletics will celebrate Black History Month with a series of videos, graphics and stories highlighting some of the outstanding accomplishments – in competition, in the classroom and in the community – of its African-American student-athletes and coaches. 

Throughout the month of February, LSU athletics will utilize its social media platforms along with LSUsports.net to honor and celebrate the trailblazers, the milestones and the future of black student-athletes and coaches at LSU. 

LSU launched its Black History Month campaign on Monday on LSUsports.net and social media platforms with a video introducing the Black Student-Athlete Association.

 

The Black Student-Athlete Association exists to create a safe space and advocacy channel for Black-identifying student-athletes at LSU. The organization supports the full identities and voices of Black student-athletes, to positively impact the community, promote inclusivity in athletics, collaborate with like-minded campus organizations, and help educate and spread awareness on topics related to social and racial injustice.

The BSAA executive committee consists of Domonique Davis (women’s basketball), Aundre Hyatt (men’s basketball), Charles Lewis (track and field), Xavier Mulugata (track and field), Akiya Thymes (softball) and Jurnee Woodward (track and field). 

The group’s executive advisory board is made up by Courtney Randall (Director of Tiger Life), Nikki Fargas (LSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach), Dedrick Ford (learning specialist), Ashley Johnson (LSU Women’s Basketball Director of Player Development), Dr. Lori Martin (LSU Faculty Athletics Representative and Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies), and Dr. LaKeitha Poole (LSU Interim Senior Advisor to the AD for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Director of LSU’s Student-Athlete Mental Health Program).

To learn more about the Black Student-Athlete Association or the efforts LSU Athletics is making related to social and racial injustice visit www.LSUsports.net/diversity.