LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State University’s 130th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 64 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2016-17 academic year.
Among those student-athletes graduating are 23 football players, six men’s track & field athletes, five athletes each from gymnastics, softball, women’s track & field and volleyball, four soccer players, three men’s basketball players and three women’s basketball players, two golfers and two men’s tennis athletes, and one athlete from women’s tennis.
Utah State's student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Mountain West Conference with an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 89 percent, which is the highest in the Mountain West, and a cumulative 3.175 grade-point average. For the 2016-17 academic year, USU has had 67 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors so far and 195 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.
During the 2015-16 academic year, Utah State had 273 student-athletes recognized for academic excellence as 171 received academic all-Mountain West honors, while 102 were named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes.
Austin Albrecht, Interdisciplinary Studies
Ricky Ali’ifua, General Studies
Brock Carmen, Interdisciplinary Studies
Devin Centers, Business Administration and Marketing
Austin Cheney, Business Administration
Marquan Ellison, Sociology
Edmund Faimalo, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dalton Forsythe, Economics and Finance
Daniel Gray, Sociology
Jude Hockel, Exercise Science
Landon Horne, Economics and Finance
Wyatt Houston, Sociology
Devante Mays, Interdisciplinary Studies
Jentz Painter, Exercise Science
Joe Palange, Sociology
Siua Taufa, Sociology
Brandon Taukeiaho, Sociology
Jake Thompson, Business Administration
Leki Uasike, Interdisciplinary Studies
Zach Van Leeuwen, Family, Consumer and Human Development
Tyler Weese, Finance
Anthony Williams, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kennedy Willilams, Psychology
Ekaterina Tugarinova, Economics and Marketing
Men’s Track & Field
Parker Bluth, Accounting – Masters and Bachelors
AJ Boully - Interdisciplinary Studies
Tanner Hunt – Bilogical Engineering
Brett McAdams – Biology
Landon Watts – Biology and Spanish
Devin Wright - Biology
Women’s Track & Field
Christine Van Brocklin-Parker – Health Science
Selina Ramsey – American Studies
Brittany Rawlins – Exercise Science
Amanda Stoudt – Biological Engineering
Mariah Thompson – Masters of Health Promotion
Lauren Anderson – Statistics: Actuarial Science
Maddie Day-Larsen – Family, Consumer and Human Development
Hannah Gleason – Exercise Science
Kaylie Kamalu-Smith – Health Education Promotion
Erica Moscoso – Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences
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