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October 2023 CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month

October 2023 CCACSA Student-Athletes of the Month

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) recognizes 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 2023 CCACSA’s staff Student-Athletes of the Month:

Elena Arenas

Gymnastics, Senior, Sport Administration

Reason for nomination: Elena has continued to shine in her academics. She works hard to get her coursework completed and has earned a place on the Dean’s List the past few semesters. I have been so impressed with her ability to balance all her commitments and I am proud of all the time and dedication she puts into her work.

Nominated by: Taylor Dennehy, Assistant Director

Sean Burrell

Men’s Track & Field, Senior, Sport Administration

Reason for nomination: Since arriving on campus at LSU, Sean Burrell has made an impact on the track, in the classroom, and in the community. During my time working with Sean, he exhibited a high level of maturity and discipline with his day to day tasks while exhibiting high levels of character, commitment, pride, and respect. Sean is not only well respected by his teammates and peers but also the staff at the university for being a great example of a Student-Athlete. I am most proud of Sean’s ability to perform at a high level in the classroom as well as on the track. I attribute the respect he receives to his well-rounded personality and his determination to be successful.

Nominated by: Xavier Shannon, Assistant Director

Dylan Carpenter

Football, Freshman, Management

Reason for nomination: Dylan takes every opportunity to maximize his academic success. He arrives early for every academic appointment, attends every class, and makes sure he complete every single class assignment (including bonus work)! Dylan is a very well-mannered and excellent study all around.

Nominated by:  Football Academic Team

Daimion Collins

Men’s Basketball, Junior, Sport Administration

Reason for nomination: Daimion has been very driven to accomplish all of his academic work this semester. He maximizes his time during every academic session so that he can complete every assignment before the weekend. Daimion continues to be persistent with not only communicating his academic goals, but also achieving them.

Nominated by: Farren Milton, Assistant Learning Specialist

Da’Marcus Fleming

Men’s Track & Field, Senior, Sport Administration

Reason for nomination: The amount of growth, maturity, and determination showed by Da’Marcus Fleming from his sophomore year to now is noteworthy. Since I started at LSU, Da’Marcus is easily one of the students I am most proud with how much he has grown in the classroom and how he handles himself. He has worked hard and has made academics a priority by scheduling extra tutoring sessions, meeting with professors, completing extra credit, and taking summer school classes. With all the success academically, Da’Marcus has also excelled on the track being a member of the record setting 4×100 team and also competing in the USA Championships. I am delighted to nominate Da’Marcus for this award because he deserves to recognized for excelling and getting better every day.

Nominated by:  Xavier Shannon, Assistant Director

Carina Holguin

Women’s Tennis, Freshman, Political Science

Reason for nomination: Carina has done a very nice job acclimating to LSU and balancing her schedule and academic workload.  She is doing extremely well in her courses, has shown attention to detail, and maintains great communication with everyone.  We appreciate her efforts and are excited to see her continue to blossom as a Student-Athlete!.

Nominated by:  Jason Shaw, Director of Academic Affairs

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 composed 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.