Big, bold, purple and gold
By Curt Guillory
Giving Back is Par for the Course
Lady Tiger junior golfer Sydney Cavin was recently named to the SEC Community Service Team. The tradition of giving to their community runs deep in Tiger athletics and Sydney proudly carries on that tradition.
From lending a hand during the historic flood of 2016 to ensuring children have a safe Halloween at the annual LSU Boo-Zar, Cavin finds ways to give back in Louisiana. But, her efforts don’t stop at the state line. When she travels to Oklahoma for the Schooner Fall Classic, you can find her helping others at the Oklahoma Kids Korral.
Academics Takes the Lead
Teammates of four different Tiger teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding classroom work. Men’s and women’s tennis teams, women’s golf team and men’s cross country team all received the prestigious awards. The recognition is part of the NCAA academic reform effort, which highlights commitment to academic progress.
The program tracks students’ Academic Progress Rates (APR) which shows a team’s academic success each semester in real time of each student-athlete on scholarship. Number one in field, and in the classroom.
New Track and Field Blood
LSU’s perennially impressive track and field team picked up two young stars to strengthen its throws and distance events. Jake Norris and Eric Coston signed National Letters of Intent in April signifying their commitment to the team.
Norris is a European Youth Silver Medalist and British Junior Champion. While Coston’s hardware consists of being a New Balance Bronze Medalist and a nine-time Louisiana State Champion. Looks like the bar for the competition just got a little higher.
Tee to Green, Tigers Reign Supreme
Two members of the No. 3 ranked LSU Men’s Golf Team were named to the All-SEC Golf Team.
Sam Burns was named the SEC Player of the Year and First Team All-SEC. Luis Gagne was named to Second Team All-SEC.
Burns was only the fifth Tiger in program history to take the SEC Player of the Year award – 26 years after Perry Moss took the honor for LSU in 1991.
Meanwhile, Gagne secured a continuing trend in SEC recognition for the Tigers. Eight out of the last ten years a Tiger was named to the All-SEC Team.
Breaking tees and draining putts.