Books and Honors
While Tiger athletics are constantly making headlines for their successes on the field, 70 student athletes were recently honored for their performance in the classroom. These young men and women were recognized at the 2017 Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
A cumulative 3.0 grade point average is required to earn the honor, and the Lady Tigers Track and Field team led the way with 18 teammates being selected. This was actually down one from a record setting 19 last year.
Other programs receiving recognition were men’s and women’s track and field, beach volleyball, golf, softball, baseball and tennis.
Breaux’s in the Hall
It was a foregone conclusion that it would happen. How could it not? After 40 years of incredible gymnastics coaching the legend that is Sara “DD” Breaux has been inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
The 2017 season mirrored the 2016 season as the Tigers finished in the runner up position behind Oklahoma. But they captured the first SEC regular season championship in conference history.
DD’s induction is a testament to her dedication to the Tigers’ gymnastics program and the notoriety it has earned over the years. No matter how you score it, DD Breaux is a 10!
Saturday Nights in Death Valley
Smell that? It’s fall. The green grass is painted and numbered in bright white as the sun settles. Football season is here once again.
LSU comes into the 2017 season with a new offensive coordinator. Matt Canada plans to make his mark in Baton Rouge by taking advantage of the immense talent at his disposal.
Naturally the overall success of the campaign will fall on the shoulders of the quarterback. All eyes will be on the offensive coordinator as he guides Danny Etling and the Tigers to SEC dreams. Hopefully we will all be saying, “Oh Canada!”
Kempe Makes a Splash
The LSU Tiger Swimming team has a new associate head coach. Jeana Kempe has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach based on her dedication to the team and as a result of her own personal growth.
Head coach David Geyer said, “I felt that the next step for her and the program was to elevate her in status.”
Kempe will continue her present coaching duties for the men’s and women’s teams and will have increased responsibility in recruiting for the women’s team. Nice going Coach!
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