Utah State University To Graduate 70 Student-Athletes This Weekend
Utah State University's 126th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 70 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2012-13 academic year.

May 2, 2013

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State University's 126th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 70 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2012-13 academic year.

Among those student-athletes graduating are 22 football players, 16 track athletes, six women's tennis players, five softball players, four athletes each from women's basketball and gymnastics, three each from men's golf, soccer and men's tennis, and two each from men's basketball and volleyball.

Utah State's student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Western Athletic Conference with an 83 percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.17 grade-point average. During the 2012-13 academic year, USU has had 97 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 189 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.

During the 2011-12 academic year, Utah State had 185 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors.

2013 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates

Men's Basketball Kyisean Reed, Interdisciplinary Studies Brockeith Pane, Interdisciplinary Studies

Women's Basketball Devyn Christensen, Business Banna Diop, Interdisciplinary Studies Pualei Furtado, Exercise Science Jenna Johnson, Elementary Education

Football Terrence Alston, Sociology Funaki Asisi, Physical Education Teaching Kellen Bartlett, Interdisciplinary Studies Tyler Bennett, Sociology McKade Brady, Exercise Science Quinton Byrd, Interdisciplinary Studies Forrest Dabb, MBA Will Davis, Interdisciplinary Studies Joey DeMartino, Interdisciplinary Studies Bojay Filimoeatu, Interdisciplinary Studies Chuck Jacobs, Interdisciplinary Studies Isaiah Jones, Exercise Science Al Lapuaho, Interdisciplinary Studies Havea Lasike, Interdisciplinary Studies Oscar Molina-Sanchez, Interdisciplinary Studies Jumanne Robertson, Interdisciplinary Studies Eric Schultz, Exercise Science Stetson Tenney, Exercise Science D.J. Tialavea, Interdisciplinary Studies Tevita Vaifoou, Interdisciplinary Studies Cameron Webb, Interdisciplinary Studies Kerwynn Williams, Marketing

Golf Brendan Dennis, Finance Austin French, Business Administration Kris Sayer, Accounting

Gymnastics Haley Hogan, Environmental Studies Rebecca Holliday, Journalism Amelia Montoya, Interdisciplinary Studies Amanda Watamaniuk, Exercise Science

Softball Katie Bowdidge, Sociology Kali Cancelosi, Communication Studies Mandy Harmon, Interdisciplinary Studies Christine Thomsen, Interdisciplinary Studies Shelbi Tyteca, Exercise Science

Men's Tennis Nate Ballam, Biochemistry Sven Poslusny, Marketing Matt Thatcher, Accounting

Women's Tennis Monica Abella, Interdisciplinary Studies Romina Nedakovic, Journalism Julie Tukuafu, Marketing Kristina Voytsekhovich, Political Science Jaci West, Political Science Mersadi Wilkins, Marketing

Men's Track Tanner Clark, Exercise Science Daniel Cruz, Interdisciplinary Studies Jon Goble, Interdisciplinary Studies Sam Hawkins, Biological Engineering Will Henry, Interdisciplinary Studies John Johnson, International Studies Tyler Killpack, MBA

Women's Track Bri Campbell, Accounting Kaylee Campbell, Social Work Brittany Fisher, Elementary Education Karlie Fitzgerald, Marketing Aubrie Haymore, Exercise Science Ruth Hilton, Math Education Spela Hus, International Business Mariah Thompson, Health Education and Promotion

Soccer Shantel Flanary, Physical Education Teaching Molli Merrill, Family Consumer Science Education Kami Montgomery, Communicative and Deaf Disorders Education

Volleyball Kassi Hargrove, Psychology Shay Sorensen, Exercise Science

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