Volume 122 · No. 37
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
According to a 2012 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness
of students surveyed who were no longer attending college stopped due to mental health reasons
of students surveyed did not access accommodations from their school
Mental health often overlooked by colleges BY LAUREN HEFFKER | @laurheffker
Mental health is an often overlooked issue on college campuses. According to a 2012 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64 percent of those surveyed who were no longer attending college stopped due to mental health reasons. Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder were the top three reported diagnoses among respondents. The University has various resources to assist students dealing with mental health issues, including the Mental Health Service of the Student Health Center, various student organizations and LSU Cares, a branch of the Office of the Dean of Students. Dr. John Otzenberger is the Director of Mental Health at the SHC. Students should view the Mental Health Service as a University resource to be utilized, he said, rather than a place of social stigma. “The idea of thinking about it like this [is] everybody needs a coach, and if you can approach it from that angle … it reduces that stigma of ‘Oh, there’s something wrong with me,’” Otzenberger said. In the NAMI study, 57 percent of students surveyed did not access accommodations from their school, with two of the top five reasons being they were unaware they qualified for and had a right to receive accommodations and fear of stigma. “Stigma remains the number one barrier to students seeking help,” it said. The SHC provides students with an initial consultation to determine the path of treatment best suited for them, which can range from three to five general counseling sessions to receiving a referral for an outpatient program or partial hospitalization. The SHC’s Mental Health Service has 13 therapists on staff to conduct individual and group therapy to treat a wide variety of cases. The center has 17 different support groups that meet throughout the semester at the SHC. While the Mental Health Service is by appointment-only and there is currently a month-long wait to schedule a visit, the center does have counselors on call available for anyone
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Sparrows unite female researchers BY KATIE GAGLIANO @katie_gagliano For wildlife biology graduate student Amie Settlecowski, having freshman Stamps scholar Katie Davis assist with her research is about more than convenience — it’s about mentoring the next generation of female conservationists. Settlecowski and Davis — who is double majoring in natural resource ecology and management and Spanish, are researching the genetic structure of populations of Bachman’s sparrows. Bachman’s sparrows are usually found in longleaf pine forests, but the species is at risk due to fire suppression, timber clearing and fragmentation of its habitat, Settlecowski said. Associate professor Sabrina Taylor said the species is generally found in pockets of longleaf pine ecosystems stretching from Florida to Texas and as far north as the Carolinas. Only three percent of longleaf pine habitats remain in the United States, she said. Settlecowski’s thesis research focuses on comparing the genetics of modern populations of Bachman’s sparrows to historical populations to assess the relative level of genetic variation. In recent years, population levels have been declining and
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Study Abroad Fair to be held Wednesday in Union ballroom BY JADE BUTLER @jadeyybug7 Academic Programs Abroad will host the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday in the Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harald Leder, director of Academic Programs Abroad and director of LSU Germany, said study abroad programs are not only rewarding for students’ academic careers but also for their futures. “[Studying abroad] provides you with academic experiences and soft skills that you could not obtain otherwise,” Leder said. The University’s study abroad programs range from interses-
sions to an entire academic year. The trip is lead by Joyce Jackson, director of the African & African American studies program and professor of Anthropology, and Adelaide Russo, professor of French Studies. Students will learn about the history of Haiti and get experience on how to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in an international setting. Jackson will lead the group in community projects, working with nonprofit organizations, while Russo will teach a French class in which the students will read works from five major Haitian writers to gain insight on Haitian history.
see STUDY ABROAD, page 2
Students and faculty discuss the University’s programs abroad on Tuesday during Academic Programs Abroad’s Study Abroad Fair in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the LSU Student Union.
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we’re at this time when we’re losing so many species of plants there has been a loss of genetic and animals, fungus, and even variation, she said. bacteria, before, in some cases, Preserving genetic variation we’re even able to identify them,” is critical to a species’ conserva- Settlecowski said. tion because inbreeding leads to Instilling the importance of low survival rates and decreased conservation in the next genreproductive success, Taylor eration is important because today’s students will soon be the said. Settlecowski and Davis are stewards of the earth, Taylor said. currently Davis said she compiling a ‘You feel like you first became interdatabase of specimens and don’t belong to a ested in conservation work after readspecies sightgroup if you don’t ing Jane Goodall’s ings from museums across for Animals see anybody like you “Hope the country. In and Their World: addition to her How Endangered involved in that main research Species are being group.’ project, SettleRescued from the cowski is also Brink.” Davis said SABRINA TAYLOR using the reshe had intended to associate professor cords to assess become a veterinarian, but the book inwhy the species experienced a historic northern spired her to pursue conservation work in college. range expansion 100 years ago. Davis said she’s always found Once in the lab, Settlecowski and Davis will perform genetic working with animals easier analyses on DNA samples collect- than humans. Growing up with ed from the toe pads of dried bird dogs, Davis said assessing aniskins and compare the results to mals’ body language came easthe genetic structures of modern ily, whereas humans often mask populations. Settlecowski said their real emotions. Settlecowski said having Dashe’ll be requesting a number of DNA samples from the various vis’ help in the lab is beneficial, but ensuring Davis learns from museum collections sampled. Toe pads are often the best the experience and is able to source of remnant DNA samples pursue her own interests in the from bird specimens more than future is her ultimate goal. Hav40 years old. Few scientists pre- ing the support of driven female served the soft tissue of speci- mentors as an undergraduate mens because genetic testing enhanced her undergraduate cawas uncommon at the time, and reer and set her up for success, they instead dried and preserved Settlecowski said. Settlecowski hopes to provide only the skin, she said. Settlecowski said the research the same experience to Davis and results will be used to assess how other female researchers. Seeing best to maintain existing Bach- other women working actively man’s sparrow populations. With in the lab is crucial for women’s the results, managers can deter- success, Taylor said. mine whether to devote their ef“You feel like you don’t beforts to maintaining the longleaf long to a group if you don’t see pine habitats themselves or im- anybody like you involved in that proving the genetic variation of group,” Taylor said. the different population groups, Davis said jumping into research as an undergraduate is she said. Conservation efforts like helping her network with gradthese are critical because glob- uates and faculty members, al biodiversity is drastically strengthen her laboratory skills declining. and learn to analyze data in ways “We’re at this critical moment that she may not learn in the in the history of life because classroom.
BIRDS, from page 1
MENTAL HEALTH, from page 1 in crisis, which Otzenberger defines as “whatever ‘emergency’ means to you.” Although medication can be part of the treatment process, the SHC takes a holistic approach, he said. Our generation is resilient and sophisticated when it comes to utilizing available resources, Otzenberger said. “The wonderful thing about working with young people is you guys get better,” he said. “I think part of the college experience is learning how to take care of yourself.” Regular exercise, eating right, limiting alcohol consumption, getting enough sleep and being socially connected to others can reduce anxiety, Otzenberger said. Chemical engineering and economics junior Michael Denham founded the University branch of NAMI this semester. The student club serves as a college affiliate of the national organization. Denham founded NAMI on campus to give other students a support network and improve skills for understanding mental illness. Denham stresses that having a mental illness is OK, and it’s OK for students to ask for help. Reducing the stigma of mental illness means people can get treatment much faster, he said. “What I really wanted to do when I started NAMI on campus at LSU is to make sure we
STUDY ABROAD, from page 1 Russo said students will focus on the strength of the Haitian people during crises. “We also focus on [the] sustainability and resilience of [the] population,” Russo said. “Haiti in 2010 had a horrible earthquake and [Hurricane] Matthew wreaked havoc just 10 days ago” Russo said. The National Student Exchange program gives students the opportunity to study within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students will have the
can discuss mental illness in a way that makes people feel not sad by these issues, but rather empowered,” Denham said. The club had a compliment table at Fall Fest, hosted a group yoga class at the UREC and plans to have a “Netflix and chill” event and screen a movie pertaining to mental illness. Denham said he is working on the organization bringing a nationally recognized speaker to the University to open the dialogue on campus and encourage community conversations on mental health. “We want to really be a mover and shaker on campus and make sure that people recognize these issues and understand that they’re not permanent things,” he said. As the group is still in its formative stages, its membership stands at about 20-30 people. NAMI is a revamped version of the former Mental Health Awareness Club, and NAMI has some of the awareness club’s previous leadership, Denham said. Otzenberger said the SHC’s goal is to give people the tools to deal with stress and anxiety instead of running away from them, which can cause further stress. Learning the ability to lean into these issues can reduce them, he said. “If you have a gameplan for how to approach your stress and your anxiety in college, and you’re practicing that gameplan all the time, well, practice makes perfect,” Otzenberger said. opportunity either to pay University tuition or the tuition of the school they plan to attend. “Every year we send students to Hawaii, Colorado and Queens College in New York,” said Study Abroad coordinator Marissa Baham. “Sometimes we will send kids to Alaska and sometimes down to Puerto Rico [or] up to Massachusetts.” Biological engineering sophomore Layah Khalif said studying abroad is valuable all students. “I want to study abroad,” Khalif said. “I feel like it is a good experience that everyone needs to have.”
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COMPETITION TUESDAY Clapp, Boutte, Weathersby, Moreau practice in non-contact jerseys BY JOSHUA THORNTON @JoshuaThornton_
LSU’s offensive line is nearing its original form. Every starter from LSU’s season-opening offensive line participated in practice Tuesday, but three of them worked in yellow non-contact jerseys. Senior guard Josh Boutte returned to practice after sitting out Monday’s practice. Boutte was seen in LSU’s practice facility on Monday with a tape rolled around his right ankle. Sophomore right tackle Toby Weathersby (ankle) and left guard Will Clapp (ankle) were
limited in Tuesday’s “Competition” practice, both wearing yellow non-contact jerseys. Though Clapp and Boutte participated in drills, Weathersby did not. After starting last week against Southern Miss, junior center Andy Dodd worked with the No. 2 offensive line squad as senior center Ethan Pocic returned to work with the first team. LSU’s No. 1 offensive line in drills, from left to right, consists of junior tackle K.J. Malone, Clapp, Pocic, Boutte and sophomore tackle Maea Teuhema. Sophomore tight end Foster Moreau also practiced in a non-contact jersey and was able to go through drills with the tight end group. At his weekly press conference on Monday, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Clapp and Moreau would be “questionable” for Saturday’s game against Ole Miss.
Junior running back Leonard Fournette practiced for the second-straight day. Orgeron said he would let Fournette do his bet in practice and see how he progresses. “We’re going to let him do all he can,” Orgeron said Monday. “He’s going to tell me, ‘Hey, coach, I’m 100 percent, 80 percent, 90 percent. These are the things I can do.’ We’ll run the plays he’s able to run.”
Freshman nose tackle Ed Alexander was absent in Tuesday’s practice. Alexander was seen around LSU’s practice facility on Monday with a soft cast on his arm. Senior defensive lineman Greg Gilmore and sophomore defensive lineman Travonte Valentine worked back-andforth at nose tackle spot. Alexander, the third-string nose tackle, has played in five games this season and has six tackles.
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Tigers hope to win third SEC match in eight games LSU set to meet Missouri at 7 p.m. today BY JOURDAN RILEY @jourdanr_TDR On Wednesday, LSU will attempt to win its third Southeastern Conference matchup in eight SEC games. The Tigers (7-12, 2-6 SEC) will play against Missouri at 7 p.m. today at the Hearnes Center in Columbia,
Missouri. The game comes after two losses at the PMAC against Florida and South Carolina, on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16 with scores of 0-3 and 1-3, respectively. LSU coach Fran Flory said the team had trouble with trust, but the players are working to improve. “We got anxious again, and we started pressing, and we didn’t really trust,” Flory said. “If you don’t trust, you’re not going to win many matches.
We have to do a better job with trusting each other and trusting ourselves.” Flory said that after the losses, she is making the team focus more on defense. “Defense is about attitude and about fight and desire and pride,” Flory said. “We did not show that [against South Carolina]. That was the biggest disappointment … It’s easy. We can fix that in practice. We’ll change our
LSU volleyball players join together between plays during the Tigers’ (3-0) loss against University of Florida on Friday in the PMAC.
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MAXED OUT Paying with credit cards distances shoppers from personal finance, may encourage overspending
JAY CRANFORD @hjcranford Can you imagine your life without a credit card? If you’re part of the 76 percent of undergraduate students who own a credit card, you probably can’t. In their short 50-year lifetime, credit cards have quickly become an integral part of our economy. According to a 2016 study, only 22 percent of Americans don’t own a credit card, and the average number of credit cards owned per person is around 4. With close to 26.2 billion sales transactions with credit cards in 2012, according to the Federal Reserve, credit cards have become the preferred payment method. This makes sense — using a credit card is more convenient than cash. Carrying around enough cash becomes a nonproblem. Swiping a card takes less time, and you don’t even need to have the money you’re
credit cards right now and live on cash for the rest of your life like your grandparents? It’s still being debated if using a credit card actually makes you spend more money. Critics argue that while researchers have found correlations to increased spending with credit cards, they can not explain them. It’s possible that the contextual situation of when someone uses a credit card is the cause for overspending. However, being aware of the psychological differences between cash and credit can change not only how much you spend, but how you view your spending. For example, a recent study from the Journal of Consumer Research found people feel more connected to the items they purchase with cash. Knowing the best situations to use credit or cash can be essential to balancing your personal finances.
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spending for better or for worse. However, ease of use makes us subconsciously spend more money, which is commonly referred to as frictionless spending. With the absence of giving up a physical object, like cash, we feel less psychological “pain” when paying. You may have experienced this at a bar. If you open a tab with your credit card, getting another beer is as easy as ordering it. However, with the physical act of pulling cash from your wallet, you’re less likely to buy that fourth round. This may be better for you health and dignity than your wallet. A landmark 2001 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that spending increased when using credit cards as opposed to cash, sometimes by as much as 100 percent. McDonald’s even studied this phenomenon and found customers paid, on average, $7 with credit cards as opposed to $4.50 when using cash. That’s a more than 50 percent increase. So, should you cut up your
Jay Cranford is a 22-year-old finance senior from St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Trump needs to stop blaming failing campaigns on others ALL RYLED UP RYAN THAXTON @ryanthax No, Trump, the media is not rigged. You’re just losing. A significant dip in nearly every major poll has Republican nominee Donald Trump floundering. His latest call-outs have been toward Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the media at large. Although Republicans have complained about the press before, Trump is doing much more than alleging a lack of objectivity. Trump has gone beyond the notion that journalists inherently favor one candidate or party more and has begun simply equating politics with journalism. Every day, another tweet or speech by Trump accuses the media of being in cahoots with Clinton. Trump’s claims of this systematic fraud have no backing and, if they were true, would completely abolish the legitimacy and legacy of the news industry as a whole. According to Trump, newsrooms and media outlets are now simply another lobbyist
group. Now trailing Clinton by a considerable margin in most polls, Trump has seemingly no one to blame but outlets like CNN, or the “Clinton News Network,” as he calls it. Allegations of sexual assault, the true reason for Trump’s decline in the polls, are made up of “completely false allegations and outright lies,” by his claims. Many journalists and newsrooms probably do dislike Trump for his campaign’s relentless media criticism and his constant mocking and incitement of attacks against journalists like Katy Tur and Serge Kovaleski. His clear lack of relationships with members of the media have even caused some to question the future of journalism, should he be elected. However, these journalists are mature enough to forgo their own bias and do their job professionally. Still, in true Trump fashion, he recently claimed the media is “making our country sick.” He has vowed to stop it, but, much like stopping ISIS, he has not said how he intends to. It makes sense that Trump would perceive the media as rigged after hosting his own
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Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump delivers a speech on Feb. 11, during a rally in the Baton Rouge River Center. rigged competition show, “Celebrity Apprentice.” In the 2015 season of the show, Trump unfairly fired Kenya Moore in what was
clearly a biased and unfair decision based on trivialities. In fact, every decision on the show is a subjective decision he makes, as
other contestants have also been fired for personal reasons. However, the whole world does not operate like Trump’s “Apprentice” boardroom. While there is an entertainment factor in the goings-on of newsrooms, they are still a business after all, and journalists do not simply pick whatever reality they want to portray. Unfortunately for Trump and his disillusioned supporters, reality is not in his favor, and neither is comedy. “Saturday Night Live” has done hilarious reenactments of both debates thus far, but buttof-the-joke Trump is not laughing. While Trump has appeared on the show twice in previous years and spoke highly of SNL both times, he accused the last show of doing a “hit job” on him. Trump needs to learn that no journalist, show, network or media conglomerate is actively working to “rig” the election. Like a child, Trump will continue to blame others when the only entity there is to blame for his poor reputation is himself. Ryan Thaxton is a 20-yearold sophomore from Monroe, Louisiana.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Fayard, U.S. Senate Candidate corrupt, ignores important issues ENTITLED MILLENNIAL CODY SIBLEY @CodySibley I know most of you are focused on the stomachache that is the 2016 presidential election, but let’s take a moment to review a statewide race in Louisiana: the U.S. Senate election. I didn’t see much information on our Senate race this cycle until I actively searched for it, which is problematic because your preferred presidential candidate won’t be able to get anything done without a cooperative Congress. Want to be able to refinance your student loans? Would you like some sort of paid child leave? Good luck doing that with-
out a senator to vote for those policies. We’re only going to focus on one candidate in this piece: Democrat Caroline Fayard. If you don’t know about her, she’s one of the two viable Democrats in the race, and while she looks appealing to moderate voters on the surface, Fayard is surrounded by corruption. For starters, The Advocate reported that she worked for Goldman Sachs for two years in her 20s. For those who don’t know, Goldman Sachs was one of the major players in tanking our economy in 2008. In a nutshell, this bank approved millions of Americans for home mortgages that it knew they couldn’t repay. Then, it repackaged those subprime
mortgages, mislabelled them as safe investments and sold them to investors. If it’s difficult to understand, just know that Goldman Sachs profited from fraud. Fayard doesn’t divulge her past with that company other than the fact that she worked there in her 20s, and she’s 38 right now. Since Goldman Sachs started committing the fraud from around 2005-2007, which led to the housing bubble, Fayard would have been in her late 20s at the time. I’m not saying she helped commit fraud, but it does look fishy. She said she left the bank because she disagreed with “Wall Street values,” though she doesn’t explain whether that was before or after that bank
screwed over millions of people. If you’re concerned about our diminishing coast, you should probably cast your vote elsewhere. She accepts climate change science, but she won’t say whether it’s because of human action. In an interview where a reporter asked whether human activity caused climate change, she gave the following answer. “I’m not a scientist,” Fayard said, according to The Advocate. Well, Caroline, neither am I. That’s why, when 97 percent of scientists all say the same thing, I listen to them. She also doesn’t think oil and gas companies should have to pay to restore Louisiana’s coast, even though we’re literally the most at-risk state for climate change other than Florida.
This year, our global CO2 emissions reached and exceeded 400 ppm. Our CO2 levels haven’t been that high since before humans existed, and scientists all say we won’t go to sustainable levels in our lifetimes. We don’t have time to appeal to the oil and gas companies if we want to have a livable planet. Our politicians certainly shouldn’t be putting their own political ambitions above the welfare of our planet. In a nutshell, Fayard would be bad for the economy and bad for our planet. We don’t have time for more politicians like her representing our state. Cody Sibley is a 20-year-old mass communication junior from Opelousas, Louisiana.
Kip Holden’s record as Mayor-President lacking, unimpressive IT’S PERSONAL KEVIN YAU @tatyyau As far as I know, when Melvin L. “Kip” Holden unseated incumbent republican Bobby Simpson with 54 percent of the vote in 2004, he was charismatic and popular with his constituency When I interviewed people in his political circle, they said they used to like him a lot. But, a day in politics is like eternity, and certainly politics have affected Holden during his 12-year tenure as our mayor-president. Under his tenure, we all know what’s to happen in tomorrow’s traffic on I-10 within Baton Rouge: deep red on Google Maps. Months ago, Holden reported that he talked to President Barack Obama about the traffic woes in his city. Then Holden told reporters he did not want to get into a “pissing contest” with Gov. John Bel Edwards because it was Edwards who briefed Obama about the prolonged issue of the interstate. If you did not hit a pothole today, you should go buy a lottery ticket. If you think Holden has fixed the roads, you should get your eyes checked. Holden is a kind of person who could care less about anything else in the city as long as the road from his house to City Hall in Downtown Baton Rouge is smooth and flawless. Holden also likes to engage in inappropriate public feuds
with other officials, such as U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. In the aftermath of the Great Flood of Louisiana, Holden went to WBRZ saying Gautreaux did not ask Holden before instituting a curfew in his parish. I know some might agree or disagree with Gautreaux’s decision, but if Holden had not been an absentee mayor-president, I don’t think Gautreaux would have gone straight to Edwards instead of Holden. Then, earlier in September, he started another public feud with Richmond, saying he was playing politics because he did not invite Holden to a congressional hearing that he was part of. Despite this show, Holden decided not to go to a metro-council meeting related to flood relief around that time. Instead, he was on a fantastic field trip to Taiwan with the intention of promoting global tourism. When Gov. John Bel Edwards was meeting with the relatives of Alton Sterling and attending vigils, Holden was absent. Instead, he was in Washington D.C. working on his tram project between downtown and the University. I should mention that he vetoed an economic project for the people of North Baton Rouge. While people like Richmond and Edwards actually worked for their constituents during times of crisis, Holden was “busy” mounting his absentee campaign for the 2nd congressional district against Richmond
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instead. This campaign is an insult to everyone’s intelligence, especially when Holden is an absentee for East Baton Rouge
Parish, the city of Baton Rouge and his hometown of North Baton Rouge.
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What specific changes, if any, would you make to the Affordable Care Act?
Major candidates for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat answer journalists’ questions at Tuesday night debate BY WILLIAM TAYLOR POTTER @wmtaylorpotter
See all five questions online at lsunow.com
JOHN KENNEDY: “I think that the ACA, the Affordable Care Act, has been an abysmal failure. I’d tear it up by the roots and start over. Americans deserve a patient-centered healthcare delivery system that looks like somebody designed it on purpose. We need more choice. We need more competition.”
CAROLINE FAYARD: “The Medicaid expansion has been a good decision for Louisiana. It’s estimated that this Medicaid expansion number is going to provide $1 billion annually in economic drivers to our economy. We literally are saving lives by bringing our tax dollars home.” FOSTER CAMPBELL: “There’s some things about it we need to fix. First of all, we need to attract younger people in the program to spread the risk. Small businesses are having problems with it. Let me tell you something: If you repeal the Affordable Care Act, it would never be put back on the books again. I’m not willing to do that.”
CHARLES BOUSTANY: “We have to keep our eye on the ball. We want high-quality healthcare at the lowest
possible cost. We need competition to bring those costs down, and we need to put the family back in control of their health care destiny.”
JOHN FLEMING: “Being there during the Obamacare debate, I warned everybody. Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot fix something that has a terrible foundation. We need move forth into the 21st century and have patientcentered care and make sure that we give the choices and the options to the doctor.”
If you do not make the runoff, who will you support? JOHN FLEMING“Well, I will support the Republican, if a Republican is in the runoff.” JOHN KENNEDY: “The Republican.” CAROLINE FAYARD: “I would likely support the Democrat.” FOSTER CAMPBELL: “The same.” CHARLES BOUSTANY: “I would support the Republican.”
LSU looking for more success latter half of season BY CHRIS CALDARERA @Caldarera_TDR
Halfway through its Southeastern Conference schedule, LSU’s volleyball team continues to flip the script. The Tigers tallied a 7-12 overall record, coupled with a 2-6 conference record. But the Tigers are still 0-10 in the PMAC. LSU coach Fran Flory and the Tigers said they hope round two of SEC play will have a better outcome than the first. “We’re at a point in the season where we can respond one of two ways,” Flory said. “We can sulk over how tough the conference is, or we can realize that we’re awfully close to where we need to be.” Missouri, Florida and Kentucky — all ranked in the top 25 in Ratings Percentage Index — highlight the remainder of LSU’s schedule. The Tigers will rematch six teams in their final seven weeks of play, and the team hopes its prior experiences will translate to success. “We’re going to see a lot of familiar teams in this next round of conference play,” said sophomore defensive specialist Katie Kampen. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to see some improvement this time around.” “We’ve watched the film on the team we’ve played, and we’ve watched how they have adjusted as the season has gone on,” Flory added. “We know what mistakes we made the first time around, and that’s what our focus has been on.” LSU’s volleyball players are optimistic about the team’s chances in the latter half of SEC play, regardless of its record
thus far. “Despite our record, I think we stack up well with the competition,” said sophomore outside hitter Toni Rodriguez. “We’ve hung around with a lot of these teams, and if it wasn’t for a few miscues here and there some of the outcomes are completely different.” Flory attributes many of the early season miscues as growing pains for a young team in an elite conference. In fact, 11 of LSU’s 15 players have less than two years of experience on the team.
However, with 19 games under their belt, the Tigers can no longer use their inexperience as an excuse. “At this point in the season, a lot of us have seen significant playing time, so we should know what to expect,” Kampen said. “We still have a lot of growing left to do, but we’re certainly gaining confidence.” With 10 games left in the regular season, the freshmen on the 2016 team have amassed a combined total of 225 sets played. The 2015 team’s freshman
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MISSOURI, from page 3 mindset.” LSU last contested against Missouri on Oct. 2 at the PMAC but fell in three sets: 25-17, 25-14 and 25-23. Missouri ended the match with 41 kills and 12 errors. LSU had 33 kills, but twice as many errors, with 24 to end the match. After losing the first two sets, the Tigers forced 10 tied
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 scores and three lead changes in the third set. However, Missouri won the match, 3-0, as LSU’s underclassmen guided the near-win. “Tiara [Gibson] is doing a better job in the middle and Olivia [Beyer] has done a great job of coming off the bench and becoming a starter,” Flory said. “The stability that has provided is a positive.” At the time, Missouri’s
record was 4-0 in the SEC Missouri is currently ranked second in the SEC at 7-0. Missouri takes the second spot in SEC hitting percentage with 27.8 percent. The team is No. 5 in blocks and kills, with an average of 13.71 kills and 2.51 blocks. Missouri places sixth in assists, with an average of 12.43 and No. 8 with an average of 13.93 digs. LSU is No. 12 in hitting
percentage, with an average of 19.2 percent and in assists and kills with an average of 11.31 assists and 12.24 kills. Additionally, LSU takes the No. 11 spot with 1.96 blocks and second in digs with an average of 15. “Mizzou’s a pretty good team,” sophomore outside hitter Toni Rodriguez said. “It’s the perfect opportunity for us to go. We have nothing to lose.”
‘Defense is about attitude and about fight and desire and pride.’ FRAN FLORY LSU volleyball coach
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LSU head coach Fran Flory cheers on her team during Tigers’ (3-0) loss against University of Florida Friday in the PMAC.
LSU sophomore defensive specialist Kate Kampen (9) returns the ball during Tigers’ (3-0) loss against University of Florida Friday in the PMAC.
LSU sophomore middle blocker Olivia Beyer (8) returns the ball during the Tigers’ (3-0) loss against University of Florida Friday in the PMAC.