Thirty-Five Clemson Student-Athletes Receive Degrees


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Clemson, SC--Thirty-five Clemson
student-athletes received degrees at the
University's two graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 11. Thirteen
different sports programs were represented. Eight-year NFL veteran
Lorenzo Bromell was among the former student-athletes who earned degrees.

The women's swimming and women's track programs had the most
graduates on Friday with six each, while the rowing program had five.
The football team and women's soccer teams had four apiece.

The women's swimmers who graduated were Sarah Cefalu,
Katherine Hicks, Jessica Scott, Kallie Deters, Mary Paulsen and
Jennifer Miata. The women's track athletes who earned degrees included
Ramera Nero, Sara Beth Jordan, Sybil Sobanjo, Thea Dix, Patrice
McMillan and Krystal Woods.

The football players who earned degrees on Friday were Tim DeBeer,
Donnell Clark, Chris Carey and Bromell. Sixteen of the 20 senior
lettermen on the 2006 Clemson team have earned degrees and the other
four are still in school.

Bromell was a member of the Clemson team for the 1996 and 1997
seasons under Tommy West. He played eight years in the NFL before
returning to
finish is degree requirements in 2006. His graduation on Friday will
give Clemson an additional APR point when the next calculations are
released next May. Bromell, who earned his degree in sociology, is the
third NFL veteran in the last three years to return to Clemson and earn
a degree. Levon Kirkland and Michael Dean Perry returned to Clemson
after Pro Bowl NFL careers to earn degrees since 2005.

Golfer Nicky Biershenk received his degree in sports
management on Friday. He is the second member of his family to play on
the Clemson golf team and earn a degree. His brother, Tommy Biershenk,
graduated 10 years ago after lettering for four years on Larry Penley's
squads from 1993-96.

Clemson women's tennis player Maria Brito earned her degree
and played in
the NCAA Tennis Tournament for the Lady Tigers on the same day. Clemson
defeated Coastal Carolina 4-0 in the opening round. Brito was in the
lineup at number-five singles.


Clemson Student Athletes Who Received Degrees on May 11, 2007

Student-Athlete  Sport              Major
Randy Albright   Men's Soccer       Biological Sciences
Nick Biershenk   Golf               Sports Management
Maria Brito      Women's Tennis     Sports Management
Sarah Broeker    Rowing             Biological Sciences
Lorenzo Bromell  Football           Sociology
David Bunnell    Baseball           Marketing
Chris Carey      Football           Psychology
Sarah Cefulu     Women's Swimming   Biochemistry
Donnell Clark    Football           Sports Management
Sarah Cooper     Rowing             English
Stephen Clyne    Baseball           Management
Tim DeBeer       Football           Construction Science and Management
Kallie Deters    Women's Swimming   Management
Brittany Gamble  Rowing             Political Science
Ben Hall         Baseball           Sports Management
Katherine Hicks  Women's Swimming   Biosystems Engineering
Sara Beth Jordan Women's Track      National Resourses&Economic Policy
Ryan Koontz      Men's Track        Economics
Jennifer Landis  Rowing             Marketing
Brett Maclennan  Men's Swimming     Sports Management
Patrice McMillan Women's Track      Psychology
Rebecca Meyer    Women's Soccer     Communications Studies
Jennifer Miata   Women's Swimming   Special Education
Ramera Nero      Women's Track      Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Thea Nix         Women's Track      Management
Mary Paulsen     Women's Swimming   Marketing
Stephanie Permar Women's Soccer     Health Science
Tasha Phillips   Women's Basketball Sports Management
Dawn Robertson   Volleyball         Spanish
Jessica Scott    Women's Swimming   Elementary Education
Jessic Shain     Women's Soccer     Economics
Sybil Sobanjo    Women's Track      Health Science
Sarah Turner     Women's Soccer     History
Kathryn Wait     Rowing             Management
Krystal Woods    Women's Track      Sociology

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