25 Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Degrees


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CLEMSON, SC - Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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and Brianna Rollins, two of the more celebrated Clemson student-athletes in recent history, earned their respective undergraduate degrees on Thursday during graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. They were among 25 Clemson student-athletes who earned degrees.

Boyd was among seven current or former Clemson football players who graduated. Fourteen Clemson players on the roster for the Discover Orange Bowl game with Ohio State will have graduated when the two teams meet on January 3.

Boyd has led Clemson to a 10-2 record and a second bid to a BCS bowl in the last three years. He has quarterbacked Clemson to an ACC Championship, three top 25 seasons and has been named the ACC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American over his career.

Josh WatsonJosh Watson
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Wilmington, DE

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and Quandon ChristianQuandon Christian
RS Sr. Linebacker
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Lake View, SC

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were two other starters on the Clemson football team who graduated on Thursday. Additionally, active team members David Fulmer, C.J. JonesC.J. Jones
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Lincolnton, GA

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and Julian PattonJulian Patton
RS Sr. Wide Receiver
#38 5-11, 190
Rock Hill, SC

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also earned degrees. Former Tiger Jamie CumbieJamie Cumbie
Defensive Line
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Morris, IL

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also received his diploma this day.

Rollins earned her degree just one day after she was named the recipient of the Bowerman Trophy. That honor goes to the top female track athlete in the nation each year, the Heisman Trophy of women’s track.

Rollins put together a season for the history books in 2013. She was the NCAA Champion in both the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles, and established collegiate records in both events.

Former Clemson baseball players Kevin Brady, John Hinson and Scott Weisman also earned their degrees on Thursday. All were members of Clemson’s 2010 College World Series team.

Clemson Student Athletes Who Graduated on December 19, 2013

Student-Athlete      Sport                 Major
Kevin Brady          Baseball              Special Education
John Hinson          Baseball              Secondary Education
Scott Weismann       Baseball              Management
Tajh Boyd            Football              Sociology
Quandon Christian    Football              Sociology
Jamie Cumbie         Football              Sociology
David Fulmer         Football              Marketing
C.J. Jones           Football              Graphic Communications
Julian Patton        Football              Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Josh Watson          Football              Sociology
Alex Stockinger      Men’s Soccer          Economics
Eric Bruck           Men’s Swimming        Computer Science
Zachary Rigsby       Men’s Tennis          Management
Joel White           Men’s Track & Field   Economics
Bailey Warren        Diving                Sociology
Laura Basadonna      Rowing                Management
Caroline Thomas      Rowing                Genetics
Brittany Beaumont    Women’s Soccer        Communication Studies
Vanessa Laxgang      Women’s Soccer        Psychology
Tabitha Padgett      Women’s Soccer        English
Raquel Raybon        Women’s Swimming      Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Whitney Fountain     Women’s Track & Field Sociology
Brianna Rollins      Women’s Track & Field Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Natalie Patzin       Volleyball            Bioengineering
Kamryn Sherman       Volleyball            Political Science


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