Photos: LSU gymnastics groundbreaking

D-D Breaux didn’t need one of the fancy gold-painted shovels traditionally used at groundbreaking ceremonies when LSU officials gathered Tuesday to kick off construction of the Tigers’ new gymnastics training center.

She brought her own.

When LSU President F. King Alexander, Athletic Director Joe Alleva and high-ranking Tiger Athletic Foundation officials dug their shovels into a pile of dirt, Breaux used her late father’s shovel to symbolically make her mark on the practice facility she’s had an eye on for 25 years.