Utah State University to Graduate 63 Student-Athletes This Weekend
Utah State University’s 129th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 63 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2015-16 academic year.
May 4, 2016

LOGAN, Utah -

Utah State University’s 129th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 63 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2015-16 academic year.

Among those student-athletes graduating are 25 football players, 12 track athletes, six softball players, five athletes each from gymnastics and soccer, four men’s basketball players, two women’s basketball players, two men’s tennis athletes, and one athlete each from men’s golf and 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 87 percent and a cumulative 3.152 grade-point average. For the 2015-16 academic year, USU has had 63 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors so far and 202 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.

During the 2014-15 academic year, Utah State had 250 student-athletes recognized for academic excellence as 153 received academic all-Mountain West honors, while 97 were named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes.

 
2016 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates
Men’s Basketball
Trace Cureton, Political Science
Lew Evans, Business Administration
Darius Perkins, Interdisciplinary Studies
Chris Smith, Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s Basketball Tijana Djukic, Communication Studies Elise Nelson, Pre-Physical Therapy

Football Jarom Baldomero, Accounting Devin Centers, Business Administration Marquan Ellison, Sociology Marwin Evans, Sociology Kyler Fackrell, Business Administration LT Filiaga, Physical & Sport Education (Masters of Education) Tyler Floyd, Sociology Salanoa Galea’i, Exercise Science Torrey Green, Journalism La’Bradford Harold, Interdisciplinary Studies Mark Hutchinson, Sociology Chuckie Keeton, Business Administration Tryn Mesarch, Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences David Moala, General Studies Michael Okonkwo, Financial Economics (Masters of Science) Devonte Robinson, Sociology Andrew Rodriguez, Interdisciplinary Studies Travis Seefeldt, Management Information Systems Hunter Sharp, Interdisciplinary Studies Jake Simonich, Sociology Austin Stephens, Interdisciplinary Studies Brandon Swindall, Interdisciplinary Studies John Taylor, Exercise Science Nick Vigil, Sociology Brock Warren, Sociology

Golf Seokwon Jeon, Sociology

Gymnastics Sarah Landes, Exercise Science/Marketing McKinzey Martinez, Exercise Science Miranda Kerr, Family, Consumer & Human Development JoAnna Cuba, Health Promotions Jillian Chappel, Exercise Science

SoccerB Katie Flynn, Exercise Science Lexie Henrie-Parrish, Family, Consumer & Human Development Sara Lorscheider, Biology Natalie Stoven, Family, Consumer & Human Development Jeannie Woller, English

Softball Kirstyn Namba, Pre-Physical Therapy Libby Pederson, Family, Consumer & Human Development Noelle Johnson, Interdisciplinary Studies Sarah Chow, Family Consumer Science Colby Argyle, Communication Disorders & Deaf Education Sarah Vasquez, Exercise Science

Men’s Tennis Marcus Fritz, Exercise Science Matt Sweet, Exercise Science

Women’s Tennis Lexi Turley, Exercise Science

Men’s Track & Field Kevin Allen, Exercise Science Jacob Barton, Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences Nic Bowens, Civil Engineering Cole Lambourne, Business Administration Devin Lang, General Studies Eric Shellhorn, Civil Engineering

Women’s Track & Field Maci Bingham, Interdisciplinary Studies Laycee Elliott, Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences Mikkell Minnoch, Biology Angela Phillips, English Kaitlyn Wilcox, Communication Studies Jodi Williams, Fitness Promotion (Master of Science)

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