Thirty Four Clemson Student-Athletes Receive Degrees at Death Valley


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<font class=caption>Chad Carson graduated magna cum laude in Biological Sciences.</font>
Chad Carson graduated magna cum laude in Biological Sciences.

Clemson, SC-Academic All-American Chad Carson, returning quarterback

Willie Simmons and women's track All-American Jamine Moton were among

34 Clemson student-athletes to graduate from Clemson on Friday. The

graduation exercises were held on Frank Howard Field at Clemson

Memorial Stadium.

Carson graduated magna cum laude in Biological Sciences. The

former Clemson linebacker, who led the Tigers in tackles this past

year was one of about 30 percent of the graduation class to walk

across the stage and receive a diploma individually from Clemson

President Jim Barker. He was second on the list of undergraduates to

walk across the stage that had been constructed on the field Carson

played on for four years. A severe thunderstorm hit the Clemson area

at 11:30 AM and cancelled the remainder of the ceremony.

Simmons graduated on Friday, but the group of marketing

candidates did not walk across the stage due to the inclement

weather. Simmons had to pick up his diploma at a designated location

on Friday afternoon. Still, his academic accomplishment was

significant. The Clemson starting quarterback for 2002 graduated in

just three years and still has two years of eligibility. He is the

first Clemson football player in history to graduate that early,

breaking the record that had been held by Nick Eason, who graduated

the August prior to the beginning of his third year of participation

on the gridiron.

Moton graduated with a degree in sociology. . The native of

Glassboro, NJ, who also played on the Lady Tiger basketball team

during her Clemson career, has been an All-American five times in

track. She is a 13-time ACC Champion in throwing events, more than

any other Clemson women's track athlete in history. She was the NCAA

runnerup in the indoor weight throw in 2002 and was the NCAA runnerup

in the indoor shotput in 2001. She was the ACC Performer of the Year

outdoors in 2002 and was named an NCSA All-American by the Strength

Coaches Association.

Two Lady Tiger basketball players graduated, continuing the

program's perfect graduation rate for players who stayed for four

years. The Lady Tigers earning degrees on Friday were seniors

Krystal Scott and Marci Glenney, starters on Clemson's NCAA

Tournament team of 2001-02.

Former Clemson baseball player Billy McMillon received his

degree in economics on Friday. McMillon was an All-American for the

Tigers under Bill Wilhelm from 1991-93 and had worked on his degree

in the off season over the last nine years. He is still playing for

Columbus, the AAA farm team of the New York Yankees. He flew to

Clemson just for the ceremony on Friday.

Clemson Student-Athletes who Graduated on Friday, May 10, 2002 Name (sport), Major Smith, Jonathan (baseball) MARKETING Moro, Chris (baseball) COMPUTER SCIENCE McMillon, Billy (baseball) ECONOMICS Tucker, Sultan. (men's track) (HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT) Varner, Brett (men's track) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Glenney, Marci (women's basketball) MARKETING Scott, Krystal (women's basketball) HEALTH SCIENCE Littlejohn, Nyjla (women's track) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Moton, Jamine (women's track) SOCIOLOGY Goodacre, Ross (men's soccer) SPECIAL EDUCATION Boyle, Louisa (women's soccer) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BA) Clark, Leigh (women's soccer) LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE Berki, Anne (volleyball) MARKETING Knight, Chad (men's tennis) MANAGEMENT Oldock, Christina (women's tennis) SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES Garrett, Andrew (men's swimming) ENGLISH Potter, Betsy (w/ swimming) MARKETING Chin, Beverly (w/swimming) CERAMIC ENGINEERING Kirouac, Ginny (w/swimming) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Cadorniga, Gail (rowing) VISUAL ARTS Kamnik, Jaimee (rowing) ELEMENTARY EDUCATION McGuirt, Megan (rowing)HEALTH SCIENCE Mischley, Lisa (rowing)SOCIOLOGY Sloan, Katherine (rowing)MARKETING Carson, Chad (football) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BA) Charpia, Bo (football)SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES Mauney, Marcus (football) MANAGEMENT Miller, Tif. (football) PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT Outlaw, Brian (football) BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING Owen, Henry (football) MARKETING Simmons, Willie (football) MARKETING Stuermann, Russell (football) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES White, Tore (football) MICROBIOLOGY James, Tripp (golf) MARKETING

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