Forty-eight Clemson student-athletes graduate Friday

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Clemson, SC—Forty-eight Clemson student-athletes received undergraduate degrees during two ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday, May 13. The football team and rowing team had the most graduates with eight apiece, while the women’s track program, ranked third in the nation on the track this week, had six.

The Tiger football players receiving degrees on Friday included David SmithDavid Smith
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and Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
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, players with eligibility remaining who are slated to be starters in 2011. Mason CloyMason Cloy
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is a third player on the 2011 roster who will play as a graduate student. Linebacker Brandon MayeBrandon Maye
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, who will play at Mississippi State next year, also earned his Clemson degree on Friday.

Four women’s basketball players earned their diplomas on Friday, including starters Kirstyn Wright, Jasmine Tate, Sthefany Thomas and Bryelle Smith. Men’s basketball players Jerai Grant, Zavier Anderson and Jonah Baize also received degrees.

The women’s track program had six graduates, including two-time ACC Champion Kim Ruck, and NCAA Champion and Academic All-American Patricia Mamona. Stephanie Buffo, an ACC Postgraduate Scholar Athlete also earned her degree.

Four members of the Clemson baseball program, including three who are still on the team, earned degrees on Friday. The active players are Jeff Schaus, Alex Frederick and Addison Johnson. Clemson plays at Virginia Tech on Friday night.

Clemson Student-Athletes Who Graduated on May 13, 2011

Student-Athlete		Sport			Major
Zavier Anderson		Men’s Basketball	Management
Jenna Baker		Women’s Track		Nursing
Jonah Baize		Men’s Basketball	Sociology
Andrea  Belbusti	Rowing			Language and International Trade
Linda Buchholz		Women’s Track		Marketing
Stephanie Buffo		Women’s Track		Health Science
Eric Cava		Men’s Soccer		Park, Recreation & Tourism Mgt
Mason Cloy		Football		Park, Recreation & Tourism Mgt
Tomas Cruz		Baseball		Health Science
Marci Elpers		Women’s Soccer		Bioengineering
Samantha Fortier	Women’s Soccer		Political Science
Alex Frederick		Baseball		Economics
Stephanie Fura		Women’s Diving		Health Science
Jessica Gaul		Rowing			Psychology
Corey Geer		Rowing			Health Science
Victoria Graham		Rowing			Secondary Education
Jerai Grant		Men’s Basketball	Sociology
Lydia Hassell		Rowing			Mathematical Sciences
Laurianne Henry		Women’s Tennis		Communications Studies
Chad Holt		Men’s Track		Microbiology
Addison Johnson		Baseball		Management
Josef Knecht		Men’s Swimming		Biochemistry
Patricia Mamona		Women’s Track		Health Science	
Brandon Maye		Football		Sociology
Amsey Miller		Football		History
Meggie Mizelle		W. Swimming		Health Science
Amy Morrison		Women’s Track		Health Science
Michelle Nance		Rowing			Language and International Trade
Wilson Norris		Football		Park, Recreation & Tourism Mgt
Cansu Ozdemir		Volleyball		Genetics
Alex Padgett		Men’s Track		Industrial Engineering
Robert Pietrucha	Men’s Tennis		Financial Management
Chris Richardson	Football		Management
Liz Robb		Rowing			Sociology
Kim Ruck		Women’s Track		Health Science
Jeff Schaus		Baseball		Construction Science & Mgt
Elizabeth Savage	Women’s Swimming	Chemical Engineering
Coty Sensabaugh		Football		Communications Studies
Caleb Simmons		Football		Elementary Education
David Smith		Football		Sociology
Rachel Sparks		W. Swimming		Nursing
James Spearman		Men’s Soccer		Financial Management
Chris Slate		Men’s Track		Economics
Bryelle Smith		W. Basketball		Psychology
Jasmine Tate		W. Basketball		Communications Studies
Sthefany Thomas		W. Basketball		Park, Recreation & Tourism Mgt
Grace Wolff		Rowing			Communications Studies
Kirstyn Wright		W. Basketball		Communications Studies

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