April 2021 CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
April 2021 CCACSA 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 April 2021 CCACSA’s staff Student-Athletes of the Month:

• Reilly Allred, Fr., Beach Volleyball, Elon, North Carolina (Major: Kinesiology)

Nominator – Associate Director Ericka Lavender: “Reilly is a freshman and has handled the pandemic and start of the season, from traveling to continuous COVID protocols and academic requirements with grace. She is excelling in the classroom and in the sand.”

• Brooke Blutreich, Fr., Beach Volleyball, Phoenix, Arizona (Major: Nutrition & Food Sciences)

Nominator – Associate Director Ericka Lavender: “Brooke is a freshman and has done a great job transitioning into LSU and into the Beach season. She is in a tough Spring schedule of classes and competition and has done a great job this semester.”

• Derrick Davis, Jr., Fr., Football, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (Major: Information Systems & Decision Sciences)

Nominator – Manager of Student Learning Carli Faulkner: “Derrick joined us mid-year and came in ready to work. He has a positive attitude and holds himself to a high standard. He always strives to be the best in what he does and puts forth 100% effort in every class, tutoring session or assignment. It will be exciting to see what he is capable of over the next couple of years.”

• Emory Duggar, Fr., Football, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Director of Academic Affairs Jason Shaw: “Emory has done a great job of balancing the hectic schedule and demands of being a sport administration major and student-athlete. He is doing very well in his courses this semester and always gives maximum effort while maintaining an up beat and polite disposition. He has been a great addition to the roster since transferring to LSU.”

• Ty Floyd, Fr., Baseball, Rockmart, Georgia (Major: Sport Administration)

Nominator – Assistant Director Taylor Dennehy: “Ty worked hard in high school to bring in as many credits as he could to college. Since starting at LSU, he has continued to work hard and earned a spot on the Dean’s List his first semester. Ty always comes to study hall ready to work and encourages his teammates in their school work.”

• Ezekeal Mata, Fr., Football, San Marcos, California (Major: Civil Engineering)

Nominator – Graduate Assistant Mahfuza Khatun: “Ezekeal holds himself accountable for his academic achievement and improvement goals. He would always come prepared for the session and never hesitate to ask questions. He always stays positive and is motivated to do well and can quickly recover from a low moment. It is impressive that he is taking all advanced level mathematics and physics courses in his freshman year and keeping up very well. It is my pleasure to be a part of his journey.”

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.