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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