63 Clemson student-athletes graduate Friday


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Clemson, SC—Sixty-three Clemson student-athletes received undergraduate degrees during graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday. Clemson President James Barker, a former Clemson student-athlete with the Clemson track program, presided over the ceremonies.

The Clemson football team had 13 current and former players receive degrees on Friday, more than any other sport. The list includes thee student-athletes who will be members of the 2010 Clemson team, Mike Wade, Richard Jackson and Terrance Ashe. The former Tiger gridders who received degrees included Derrick Hamilton, who is second to C.J. Spiller in Clemson history in career all-purpose yards, and Jamaal Fudge, who has played four years in the NFL.


Other former Tigers who received degrees on Friday included 2009 seniors Michael Palmer, a first-team All-ACC tight end for the 2009 Tigers Rendrick Taylor, Jeremy Campbell, and Kevin Alexander. Sixteen of the 18 seniors on the 2009 Clemson team now have degrees, 89 percent. Willy Korn, who still has two more years of eligibility and will play the 2010 season at Marshall, also received his undergraduate degree on Friday.

Clemson’s ACC Championship women’s track program had eight graduates on Friday, second among Clemson sports, while the women’s swimming team had seven. The list of women’s swimmers who earned degrees on Friday included Katina Obas, who also received an ACC Postgraduate scholarship this past April.

Four members of the Clemson baseball team received degrees on Friday, Those players are starting outfielder Wilson Boyd, starting second baseman Mike Freeman, relief pitcher Josh Thrailkill and pitcher Justin Sarratt. The Clemson baseball team faces Maryland in a key three-game series in College Park starting Friday night.

Other prominent Clemson athletes who graduated on Friday include All-ACC guard Lele Hardy, Clemson’s career leader in steals and a top 10 scorer in Clemson women’s basketball history, All-ACC volleyball player Lia Proctor, and three members of Clemson’s 2009 National Championship 4+ rowing team, Meredith Razzolina, Allison Colberg and Callen Erdeky.


Clemson Student-Athletes Who Received Degrees May 7, 2010

Student-Athlete	Sport	Major
Jennifer Agee		Rowing		Psychology
Kevin Alexander		Football	Sociology
Alex Allen		W. Swimming	Nursing
Terrance Ashe		Football	History
Miriam Bernard		Women’s Track	Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Lily Boleyn		Women’s Soccer	Parks, Recreation, Tourism Mgt
Wilson Boyd		Baseball	Management
Michael Brooks		Men’s Soccer	Graphic Communications
Jeremy Campbell		Football	Management
Morganne Campbell	W. Basketball	Health Science
Christian Capote	Football	Health Science
Allison Colberg		Rowing		Mathematical Sciences
Etta Etta Tawo		Football	Management
Callen Erdeky		Rowing		Accounting
Jamaal Fudge		Football	Parks, Recreation, Tourism Mgt
Mike Freeman		Baseball	Financial Management
Ian Fuller		Men’s Soccer	Parks, Recreation, Tourism Mgt
Michaylin Golladay	W. Track	Health Science
Ashley Good		Women’s Track	Political Science
Carmen Groenewoud	W. Swimming	Marketing
Derrick Hamilton	Football	Parks, Recreation, Tourism Mgt.
Lele Hardy		W. Basketball	Socioogy
Kelly Hendershot	W. Swimming	Marketing
Rachel Hesler		W. Swimming	Biochemistry
Luke Hopkins		Golf		Sociology
Bryce Iverson 		Men’s Track	Construction Science and Mgt
Lindsey Jackson		Women’s Soccer	Health Science
Richard Jackson		Football	Economics
Caroline Kennedy	W. Track	Health Science
Lauren Klas		Women’s Track	Marketing	
Willy Korn		Football	Communications Studies
Allison Lapp		W. Swimming	Health Science
Kamal Marell		Men’s Track	Sociology
Daniel Mengering	Men’s Swimming	Polymer and Fiber Chemistry
Bryson Moore		Men’s Soccer	Graphic Communications
Kelsey Murphy		Volleyball	English
David Newton		Men’s Soccer	Civil Engineering
Will Noble		Men’s Track	Animal Veterinary Science
Katina Obas		W. Swimming	Health Science
Michael Palmer		Football	Marketing
April Parker		W. Basketball	Management
Carlos  Peralta		Men’s Tennis	Industrial Management
David Potter		Men’s Bball	Sociology
Thomas Priest		Men’s Soccer	Economics
Lia Proctor		Volleyball	Sociology
George Rabon		Football	Accounting
Meredith Razzolini	Rowing		Psychology
Thomas Recko		Men’s Swimming	Health Science
Shane Reighard		Men’s Track	Genetics
Justin Sarratt		Baseball	Management
Olivia Shomaker		Rowing		Psychology
Amanda Snell		W. Swimming	Management
Chris Spear		Men’s Track	parks, Recreation, Tourism Mgt
Meg Steiner		Volleyball	Microbiology
Travis Swaggard		Men’s Track	Microbiology
Rendrick Taylor		Football	Special Education
Nathan Thornton		Men’s Soccer	Civil Engineering
Josh Thrailkill		Baseball	Management
Mairi Trimboli		Rowing		Economics
Ashley Vaughn		W. Track	Health Science
Bethanie Wachna		Women’s Track	Economics
Mike Wade		Football	Financial Management
Nakeisha Wineglass	Women’s Track	Sociology

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