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Raigyne Louis

School

LSU

Position
Guard
Major
Electrical Engineering

Classroom

Raigyne Louis is a 3.0 student in electrical engineering and is currently working on her senior project: building a basketball shooting machine to be used by a child with cerebral palsy. She was named to the SEC Academic Winter Honor Roll in 2015 and has received the LSU Student-Athlete Academic Award. Louis is one of among approximately 25 LSU student-athletes who are majoring in engineering. She is also one of a handful of African-American females who is studying the field at LSU.

Louis spent the summer of 2017 with an internship at Pennington & Associates Commissioning in Houston, Texas. She worked on different construction sites and participated in meetings for the Texas Children’s Hospital project.

Character

Louis is the lone senior on a very young team and is a proven leader among her teammates. Her veteran experience provides a calming presence among her teammates. Her example in the classroom serves as a reminder to the younger members of the team of what can be accomplished if you manage your time appropriately and work hard to reach your goals. As the 2017-18 team captain, Louis is providing a great example of how to be a great teammate and student-athlete.

Formerly Raigyne Moncrief, she married Lamar Louis, a former LSU football player, on July 2, 2017, .

Community

Louis has been involved in a variety of community service projects throughout her LSU career. She has been a camp counselor at LSU Women’s Basketball Camps and a tutor at Full Gospel Christian Center. She also has been involved in team community activities with Toys For Tots, the Alzheimer’s Walk/Run and youth Halloween events. Her time has also been spent volunteering at Charlie’s Place, an activity and respite center for individuals with early- to mild-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders, designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction while giving caregivers a much-needed break.

Competition

Louis is the reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year. She was named second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team as a junior last season.

As of nomination time, she is 32 assists away from becoming the fifth player in LSU history to record a career of 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 steals and 275 assists. She holds the LSU record for steals in a single season of 107 (2016-17).