61 athletes earn Clemson degrees Friday
Clemson, SC—Sixty-one Clemson student-athletes received undergraduate degrees on Friday over the course of three graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. The list included 12 members of Clemson’s ACC Championship football team and 10 members of Clemson’s top 20 rowing team.
The list of football players earning a degree, included former All-American Justin Miller, who earned his degree eight years after he played his final game for the Tigers. Miller, who turned professional after his junior year, returned to Clemson to earn his degree in sports management. He joins Michael Dean Perry, Jeff Davis, Levon KirklandLevon Kirkland
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Also earning an undergraduate degree today were active Clemson football players Xavier BrewerXavier Brewer
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Two Clemson men’s basketball players and four women’s basketball players earned undergraduate degrees on Friday. Andre Young and Catalin “Bobo” Baciu walked across the stage in the facility where they performed for the Tigers basketball team the last four years. They join classmates Tanner Smith and Bryan Narcisse as Clemson graduates off this year’s team.
The Lady Tigers who earned degrees on Friday included Lauren Couch, Lindsey Mason, Shaniqua Paldo and Lindsey Welker.
Women’s track athlete Alyssa Kulik, one of the most decorated athletes at Clemson, also earned her degree on Friday. Kulik, the ACC Steeplechase champion this year, also won an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship last week, one of just three Clemson athletes honored.
The Clemson men’s swimming program had eight graduates on Friday, including Seth Broster, a chemical engineering major who won an NCAAA Postgraduate Scholarship this year.
The story of the day belonged to Clemson women’s tennis athletes Josipa Bek and Keri Wong. The tennis players began the day helping Clemson to a 4-0 victory over Arizona State in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament in Athens, GA. It was Bek’s 223rd career win, tying Jodi Trucks (1980-84) for the all-time school record for combined singles and doubles wins in a career. Wong got her 220th career win to rank third.
After the match they drove with their parents, back to Clemson to go through the 6:30 PM graduation ceremony at Littlejohn Coliseum. At the conclusion of the ceremony they were to drive back to Athens to get ready for Clemson’s second round match Saturday at Georgia.
Clemson starting designated hitter Phil Pohl could also have an active weekend of ceremonies and athletic events. He graduated on Friday and then will begin a three-game baseball series against the nation’s number-one team, Florida State, one Saturday night. Pohl is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award this year.
Clemson Student-Athletes Graduation, May 11, 2012 Name Sport Major Charles Henderson Men’s Swimming Biological Sciences Seth Broster Men’s Swimming Chemical Engineering Alex Carr Men’s Swimming Civil Engineering Scott Clary Men’s Swimming Chemical Engineering Christopher Reinke Men’s Swimming Civil Engineering Derek Barre Men’s Swimming Management Harry Foster Men’s Swimming Financial Management David Groseclose Men’s Swimming Construction Science Constance Gorman Rowing Biological Sciences Sarah Young Rowing Animal and Veterinary Sciences Rebecca Brown Rowing Bioengineering Breanne Przestrzelski Rowing Bioengineering Taylor Hoynacki Rowing Communications Studies Sarah Daanen Rowing Language & International Health Kristen Agee Rowing Sociology McKenzie Dubrul Rowing Economics Leah Kelly Rowing Psychology Katharine Mosier Rowing Marketing Kerry McLaughlin Women’s Swimming Biological Sciences Sarah Bechard Women’s Swimming Psychology Kelly Fowler Women’s Swimming Psychology Brooke George Women’s Swimming Marketing Cassidy Self Women’s Swimming Marketing Sarah Smith Women’s Swimming Architecture Maddie Tarantolo Women’s Swimming Communications Studies J.K. JayJ.K. Jay Offensive Line # 6-6, 275 Greenville, SC View Full Profile Football Communication Studies Scotty CooperScotty Cooper Sr. Linebacker #44 6-0, 206 Lake City, SC View Full Profile Football PRTM Marquan JonesMarquan Jones Sr. Wide Receiver #26 5-10, 195 Columbia, SC View Full Profile Football PRTM Justin Miller Football PRTM (Sports Management) Daniel AndrewsDaniel Andrews Sr. Linebacker #41 5-11, 205 Jacksonville, FL View Full Profile Football Sociology Xavier Brewer Football Psychology Steven DemarasSteven Demaras Sr. Linebacker #39 6-1, 220 Westford, MA View Full Profile Football Financial Management Brandon Ford Football Sociology William Harrison Football Management Carlton LewisCarlton Lewis RS Jr. Safety #32 6-2, 205 St. Augustine, FL View Full Profile Football Sociology Drew TraylorDrew Traylor RS Sr. Tight End #82 6-5, 250 Birmingham, AL View Full Profile Football Management Sam Van GiesonSam Van Gieson RS Jr. Long Snapper #53 5-10, 185 Greer, SC View Full Profile Football Marketing Andre Young Men’s Basketball Health Science Catalin Baciu Men’s Basketball Sociology Ryan Hinson Baseball PRTM (Sports Management) Phil Pohl Baseball Management Justin Murdock Men’s Track Communications Studies Charlton Rolle Men’s Track Psychology Brittany Fennell Volleyball Health Science Lauen Couch Women’s Basketball Health Science Lindsey Mason Women’s Basketball Nursing Shaniqua Paldo Women’s Basketball PRTM Lindsey Welker Women’s Basketball Health Science Ashlynne Bass Women’s Soccer Visual Arts Sarah Jacobs Women’s Soccer Mathematics Teaching Alyssa Kulik Women’s Track Modern Languages Brannon Sulka Women’s Track History Danielle Curry Women’s Track Economics Alex Boyd Golf Management Brewer Bradshaw Golf Marketing David Dannelly Golf Economics Francklin Blaise Men’s Soccer Psychology Nick Burton Men’s Soccer Psychology Josipa Bek Women’s Tennis Management Nelly Ciolkowski Women’s Tennis Management Keri Wong Women’s Tennis Management
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