Utah State University to Graduate 64 Student-Athletes This Weekend
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.
May 3, 2017

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.

2017 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates
Men’s Basketball
Connor Garner, Statistics and Economics
Jalen Moore, Exercise Science
Shane Rector, Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s Basketball
Julianne Anchling, Business Administration
Angelica de Paulo, General Studies
Antoina Robinson, General Studies

Football
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

Golf
Tanner Jenson, Finance
Eli Rogers, Pre-Physical Therapy

Gymnastics
Destiny Ezell, Wildlife Science
Katie Brown, Pre-Physical Therapy
Bailey McIntire, Psychology
Hayley Sanzotti, Biology
Michelle Yasukochi, Accounting

Soccer
Jessica Brooksby, Exercise Science
Lauren Harmon, Family, Consumer and Human Development
Shyani Terukina, General Studies
Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Exercise Science

Softball
April Brown, Interdisciplinary Studies
Sydney Hart, Health Education Promotion
Sarina Jaramillo, Sociology
Paxton Provost, Psychology
Amanda Sheets, Exercise Science

Men’s Tennis
Daniel Echeverry, International Studies
Jack Swindells, Economics

Women’s Tennis
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

Volleyball
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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