Forty-eight student-athletes graduate from Clemson


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Forty-eight student-athletes graduate from Clemson

Clemson, SC — Forty-eight Clemson student-athletes earned academic degrees over the course of three graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday. The list of graduates included seven football student-athletes who will be members of the team this fall. Four seniors from Clemson’s women’s track program that has won eight consecutive ACC track championships also graduated.

Overall, nine current or former Clemson football players earned degrees on Friday. Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#63 6-3, 305
Spartanburg, SC

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(Secondary Education) and Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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(Biological Sciences) both earned All-ACC honors on the field this past fall and will be leaders of Clemson’s 2013 team. Other Tiger football players who will be on the field this fall with a degree on their resume are Phillip FajgenbaumPhillip Fajgenbaum
RS Sr. Long Snapper
#52 6-0, 220
Raleigh, NC

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, Rod McDowell, Donny McElveenDonny McElveen
RS Sr. Quarterback
#14 6-2, 205
Summerville, SC

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, Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
RS Sr. Linebacker
#33 6-3, 230
Charlotte, NC

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, and Darrell SmithDarrell Smith
RS Sr. Fullback
#40 6-2, 250
Gadsden, AL

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.

The list of graduates on Friday also included NFL player Jamie HarperJamie Harper
Running Back
#8 6-0, 235
Jacksonville, FL

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, who turned professional after his junior year in the fall of 2010, but came back to earn his degree.

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney has had 72 senior lettermen in his four full seasons as head coach and 65 of those players have graduated, 90.3 percent. The seven who have not are all on NFL rosters at this time. All 13 seniors on the 2012 team have graduated with Clemson diplomas.

Both seniors on Brad Brownell’s basketball team, Devin Booker and Milton Jennings, earned diplomas in the facility they played in for the last four years. Booker joined his brother, Trevor, as Clemson graduates. Nine of 10 seniors under Brownell over the last three years have earned their degrees.

Five members of the Clemson baseball team graduated on Friday before playing a game against Georgia Southern at night. Those five are Thomas Brittle, Scott Firth, Mike Kent, Jonathan Meyer and Joseph Moorefield. Former Tigers Brad Chalk and Stephen Faris also earned diplomas.

The four seniors from the women’s track program who earned degrees on Friday were Kate Borowiz (Health Science), Jasmine Edgerson (Sociology), Stormy Kendrick (Sociology) and Brittney Waller (Agricultural Education). Kendrick and Waller were both indoor track All-Americans earlier this semester, while Edgerson is a four-time Clemson All-American in relay events.

Two Clemson volleyball athletes also graduated on Friday, including Sandra Adeleye, the only four-time first-team All-ACC volleyball player in Clemson history. She was joined crossing the stage by teammate Serenat Yaz.

Seven members of the Clemson rowing team that will play host to the ACC Championships on Sunday graduated on Friday. Those athletes are Ameerah Aly (Health Science), Kate Biladeau (Marketing), Katie Bruggeling (Sociology), Brittney Burns (PRTM), Marrisa Henry (Language and International Trade), Emily Massey (Communication Studies), and Caroline Thomas (Psychology).

Clemson Student-Athletes Who Graduated on May 10, 2013

Student-Athlete		Sport			Major
Aly Ameerah		Rowing			Marketing
Meg Anderson		Women’s Swimming	Early Childhood Education	
Sandra Adeleye		Volleyball		English
Kate Biladeau		Rowing			Sociology
Devin Booker		Men’s Basketball	Sociology
Kate Borowicz		Women’s Track		Health Science
Thomas Brittle		Baseball		PRTM
Katie Bruggeling	Rowing			Sociology
Brittney Burns		Rowing			PRTM
Chandler Catanzaro	Football		Biological Sciences
Victoria Cervone	Women’s Swimming	Visual Arts
Brad Chalk		Baseball		PRTM
Patrick Chamberlain	Diving			Marketing
Jasmine Edgerson	Women’s Track		Sociology
Madison Elder		Women’s Soccer		Biological Sciences
Phillip Fajgenbaum	Football		Management
Stephen Faris		Baseball		PRTN
Scott Firth		Baseball		Sociology
Warren Fraser		Men’s Track		Health Science
Jamie Harper		Football		Communication Studies
Marrisa Henry		Rowing			Communication Studies
Lamont Jackson		Men’s Track		Management
Milton Jennings		Men’s Basketball	Sociology
Stormy Kendrick		Women’s Track		Sociology
Mike Kent		Baseball		Management
Kelsey Krauss		Women’s Swimming	Elementary Education
Yannick Maden		Men’s Tennis		Economics
Heather Marik		Women’s Soccer		Management
Emily Massey		Rowing			Communication Studies
Marcus Maxey		Men’s Track		Sociology
Tyler McCormack		Men’s Track		Language and International Trade
Rod McDowell		Football		Sociology
Robert McElveen		Football		PRTN
Kelly McGee		Women’s Swimming	Electrical Engineering
Jonathan Meyer		Baseball		Management
Joseph Moorfield	Baseball		PRTM
Wesley Moran		Men’s Tennis		Marketing
Wesley Nelson		Men’s Soccer		Management
Kristen Redmond		Women’s Swimming	Secondary Education
Crawford Reeves		Golf			Marketing
Spencer Shuey		Football		Management
Darrell Smith		Football		Sociology
Brian SymmesBrian Symmes
RS Sr. Kicker
#95 5-11, 190
Greenville, SC
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Elizabeth Tatum		Diving			Health Science
Cory Thalheimer		Men’s Track		Management
Brandon Thomas		Football		Secondary Education
Caroline Thomas		Rowing			Psychology
Brittney Waller		Women’s Track		Agricultural Education
Serenat Yaz		Volleyball		Financial Management
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