January 8, 2015

November's Student of the Month

We are proud to announce that the student of the month for November is Anna Fitch! Anna is a third year student who previously worked with Football her first year and Soccer her second year in the program.  Anna has brought her bubbly personality and experience to Swimming and Diving this year.  When asked about Anna, Lauren Norton, a certified athletic training graduate assistant working with Swimming and Diving, said, “Anna is a great student.  She takes advantage of her time with swimming and diving to become more confident with her skills put together everything she has learned over the past three years.  This year Anna has been doing what she needs to do to be prepared to be a graduate assistant next year and represent LSU well.”  We know Anna will continue to give her best to swimming and diving and we are proud of the work she has done thus far.  Congratulations Anna!

LSU Tigers Football in Review

Another LSU Football season has come to an end. With the new addition finished, the stadium holds over 102,000 fans and has become louder and more intimidating for those opponents who enter Death Valley. The Tigers had a tough schedule this year and ended up with a record of 8 wins and 4 losses. LSU had a memorable win against Ole Miss who at the time, were ranked No. 3. The fans even rushed the field after the Tigers secured their victory. The Tigers competed against a tough Norte Dame team in the 2014 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN. The Tigers put up a good fight for the majority of the game, but ended up falling to the Fighting Irish in the last few seconds of the game with a Notre Dame field goal to win. The final score was 28-31.  Regardless, we are all very proud of the Tiger football and their staff.  We look forward to seeing what next year holds!

School of Kinesiology Scholarship Recipient

The Department of Kinesiology had their annual reception honoring scholarship recipients, donors, and community partners this month.  This year Olivia Wishman was awarded the Premier Scholar Scholarship Award.  This scholarship is given to the student in each kinesiology concentration that demonstrates exemplary scholarship, service, and leadership. These students must also have a 3.5 GPA and participate in organizations and activities outside of academics.  Olivia is a second year in the Athletic Training program.  She worked with Football her first year and is currently working with Women’s Basketball.  Athletic Training Program Director, Ray Castle, attended the reception and presented Olivia with her scholarship.  The reception was followed by a social hour with food that allowed the recipients, donors, and community partners to mingle.  We are excited to recognize Olivia and her accomplishment.  Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Shelly Mullenix said, "The recipient of this award has consistently represented us while at LSU and beyond. These recipients are strong leaders who are always striving to improve their clinical practice as an Athletic Trainer. I have no doubt that Olivia has overcome obstacles and as a result, she has become a confident AT Student that so many look up to for guidance and example. I am so proud that she is a part of our Athletic Training family here at LSU." Congratulations Olivia!

Annual Holiday Gathering 2015

Tis’ the season to be grateful and giving! The LSU athletic trainer’s came together for the annual holiday party at Jack Marucci’s house. His house was quickly filled with delicious food and enjoyable memories. The students from football gave us a laugh with a music video they had created (which can be found on youtube if you want a laugh too). Also, White Elephant, the crowd favorite, was a success. For those who do not know, White Elephant is a Christmas game in which everyone brings a gift and puts them all together. Each participant picks and number and the lowest number picks a gift first.  Those with higher numbers can either open their own gift or steal a previously opened gift from someone else.  Therefore, forcing the person the gift was "stolen" from to open another gift or "steal" from someone else. Gifts like nerf guns and speakers and everything in between were “stolen” or opened that night. It was a perfect night to get everyone together and celebrate the holidays before finals week began.