BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- On Thursday, Dec. 2 Louisiana State University (LSU) announces the 2022 Hall of Distinction; alumna and alumnus of the year—to be inducted into the LSU Hall of Distinction on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Retired LSU gymnastics head coach, D-D Breaux, is named the 2022 Hall of Distinction alumna of the year; While, country music artist Jordan Davis is named the 2022 Young alumnus of the year.
“The LSU Alumni Association annually recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and the university through their careers, their personal and civic accomplishments, their volunteer activities, and their loyalty to their alma mater,” said Association President and CEO Gordon Monk in the release.
“These individuals have excelled in all of these areas and exemplify the essence of a true Tiger,” he added.
Other members of the university to also be inducted into the Hall of Distinction includes; Cate Heroman, a veteran teacher, administrator, advocate, consultant, coach, author, and Knock Knock Children’s Museum volunteer; Gil Rew, a dentist in private practice in Mansfield, La.
Ivory Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network, professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education will be inducted.
About the LSU 2022 Hall of Distinction alumna and alumnus honorees;
Breaux was the longest-tenured coach of any sport in the southeastern conference’s history to build the LSU program into a national powerhouse during her forty-three seasons.
Davis has won multiple awards including Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 and the iHeart Radio Music Award for Best New Country Artist and was also nominated in 2019 for an Academy of Country Music award in the New Male Artist of the Year category, according to the release.