May 5, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State University's 124th 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 75 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2010-11 academic year.
Among those student-athletes graduating are 28 football players, 17 track athletes, five softball players, four athletes each from men and women's basketball, men's tennis and volleyball, three athletes each from men's golf and gymnastics, two soccer players, and one women's tennis athlete.
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 3.13 grade-point average. During the 2010-11 academic year, USU has had 45 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 192 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.
During the 2009-10 academic year, Utah State had 194 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors.
2011 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates Football Austin Alder, Sociology Jerome Barbour, Interdisciplinary Studies Diondre Borel, Interdisciplinary Studies Christian Browne-Frazier, Interdisciplinary Studies Peter Caldwell, History Steven Clark, Interdisciplinary Studies Rajric Coleman, Interdisciplinary Studies Casey Davis, Interdisciplinary Studies Maxim Dinka-Mba, Interdisciplinary Studies Sean Enesi, Interdisciplinary Studies Spencer Johnson, Journalism Paul Igboeli, Interdisciplinary Studies Washington Igboeli, Exercise Science Devin Johnson, Interdisciplinary Studies Curtis Marsh, Business Kejon Murphy, Sociology Jamaine Olson, Interdisciplinary Studies Tariq Polley, Interdisciplinary Studies Chris Randle, Sociology Cedric Reeves, Public Relations Tanner Richins, Liberal Arts Ty Rogers, Journalism Nathan Royster, Interdisciplinary Studies Joey Schrader, Interdisciplinary Studies Patrick Scales, Master Business Administration Michael Smith, Economics and Finance Derrvin Speight, Interdisciplinary Studies Kamaloni Vainikolo, Interdisciplinary Studies
Women's Track Justine Baugh, Elementary Education: Mathematics & English as a Second Language Ashlee Cannon, Health Education Specialist: Community Health Jasmine Easley, Interdisciplinary Studies Kirstin Flesher, Business Administration Katelyn Heiner, Interdisciplinary Studies Alexis Meyer, Interdisciplinary Studies Shannon Prince, Exercise Science Heidi Saville, Anthropology Jennifer Schiess, Math-Stats Composite Teaching Lindsey Spencer, Interdisciplinary Studies Alicia Wilkins, Health Education Specialist: Community Health
Men's Track Steven Atkinson, Human Resource Management & Entrepreneurship Jason Holt, Operations Management Armahd Lewis, Interdisciplinary Studies Chio Lopez, Exercise Science Brian McKenna, Psychology Dylan Nielson, Interdisciplinary Studies
Softball Rachel Evans, Interdisciplinary Studies Kate Greenough, Health Education Specialist Megan McDonald, Marketing & Business Administration Nicole Rupp-Tindall, Math/Stats Composite Teaching Shasta Tyteca, Psychology
Women's Tennis Hailey Swenson, Masters of Business Administration
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