Seventeen Student-Athletes Earn Degrees on Saturday

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Clemson, SC—Seventeen current or former Clemson student-athletes received degrees during summer graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum Saturday morning. The 17 students represented 10 different sports.

Four members of the Clemson football team, including three active players received undergraduate degrees. The list of active players included first-team preseason All-ACC offensive tackle Chris Hairston, starting cornerback Byron Maxwell and reserve running back Daniel Barnes. Former linebacker Byron Clear also graduated (in three years), while strength coach Damonte McKenzie, a former Clemson player, earned his master’s degree.

Clemson will have six active players on the 2010 roster with degrees. Maxwell, Hairston and Barnes are joined by Mike Wade, Richard Jackson and Terrance Ashe who had earned their degrees earlier.

Former first-team All-ACC basketball player Trevor Booker also earned his degree on Saturday. Booker was the leader of the winningest four-year period in Clemson basketball history.

The list of graduates included three members of the women’s soccer program, Molly Franklin, Kathyrn Vogel and Paula Pritzen, and volleyball players Didem Ege and Jessica Williams also earned degrees. Ege was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year last year and she helped the Clemson volleyball program to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

Clemson Student-Athletes who Graduated August 7, 2010

	Student	                Sport	            Major
	Daniel Barnes	        Football	    Psychology
	Byron Clear	        Football	    Communication Studies
	Chris Hairston	        Football	    Management
	Byron Maxwell	        Football	    Sociology
	Trevor Booker	        Men’s Basketball    PRTM
	Brittany Cummings	Rowing	            Health Science
	Didem Ege	        Volleyball	    Psychology
	Molly Franklin	        Women’s Soccer	    PRTM
	Ina Hadziselimovic	Women’s Tennis	    PRTM
	Damonte McKenzie	Football	    Masters (Youth Development Leadership)
	Kelly Murphy	        Rowing	            Health Science
	Paula Pritzen	        Women’s Soccer	    Communication Studies
	Joanna Rakoczy	        W. Swimming	    PRTM
	Kathryn Vogel	        Women’s Soccer	    PRTM
	Jessica Williams	Volleyball	    PRTM
	Michael Mattson	        Men’s Soccer	    Accounting
	German Boryachinskiy	Men’s Tennis	    Financial Management

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