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Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes

  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes
  • Academic Center for Student Athletes

Program Quick Facts:

Completed
2003

About the Academic Center

This project was made possible thanks to the great support of the Cox Communications Academic Center Building Fund!

Through the vision of LSU's leaders, the generosity of the TAF members and the sponsorship of Cox Communications, in the fall of 2002 LSU proudly unveiled the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes, a state-of-the-art academic facility.

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes provides a tutorial staff to work directly with students, a supervised study hall to provide an environment conducive to learning and computer labs for student-athletes.  Other resources available in the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes include: the 2,800 square foot Deumite Library; the Bengal Belle Study; private study rooms; and the Eric Hill Athletic Communications Studio, which provides interviewing and public relations training for LSU student-athletes.

TAF's Challenge

While the efforts of our student-athletes and those supporting their academic achievement have always been superior, LSU's leadership recognized that a new facility and program enhancements would be required to meet the needs of LSU's student athletes in the new millennium.  Armed with a commitment to providing its students with the finest facilities and resources available, LSU called on the Tiger Athletic Foundation to help develop a center that would ensure academic excellence for LSU students.  Tiger Athletic Foundation accepted the challenge by building the state-of-the-art academic center with a focus on developing each individual student's full academic potential.

Facility Upgrades and Program Enhancements

The improvements to the old Gym Armory building not only benefit LSU student athletes, but the entire University as well.  The old gymnasium was transformed into the 1,000-seat Bo Campbell auditorium that the University uses for daily classes, presentations, lectures, and other special events.  Other improvements to the building and program enhancements include:

  • expansion of the facility from 10,000 square feet to 54,000 square feet
  • addition of computer labs and computers

 

  • construction of 14 private computer rooms and a computer-based testing center available to all LSU students
  • additional study rooms and classrooms for a private or group study

 

  • additional study areas for specialized learning