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48 Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Diplomas

48 Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Diplomas

May 9, 2003

Clemson, SC – Forty-eight Clemson student-athletes earned degrees during morning and afternoon ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday. The list included 12 Clemson football players, more than any other sport.

The list of Tiger gridders who earned degrees was led by wide receiver Jackie Robinson, a five-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, who earned his Master’s degree in Human Resource Development on Friday. Robinson earned an undergraduate degree and Master’s in just five years.

The graduates on Friday also included returning starters J.J. Howard and Gregory Walker. They will be joined as graduates on Tommy Bowden’s 2003 team by starters William Henry, Khaleed Vaughn, DeJuan Polk and Kevin Youngblood will receive his degree in August.

Also earning undergraduate degrees on Friday were former Tiger football players Braxton K. Williams, and Javis Austin. Seniors on the 2002 team who earned diplomas on Friday included Joe Bever, Rodney Feaster, Charles Harper, Wynn Kopp, Jeff Scott, Britt Sherman and Bradley Vaughan.

The Clemson basketball program had four graduates on Friday. Former men’s players Jermel Douglas, Walker Holt and Tomas Nagys earned degrees on Friday. Seniors Edward Scott and Ray Henderson should join them in August. Lady Tiger great Chrissy Floyd, a member of the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team, also earned her degree on Friday.

Other noteworthy graduates on Friday included baseball starter Kyle Frank, All-ACC women’s soccer player Heather Beem, All-Region Volleyball player Jesse Betcher, former All-ACC rower Aimee Fox, and All-ACC diver Craig Thomas.

Clemson Student-Athletes who Earned Degrees on May 9, 2003 Kyle Frank, Baseball, Computer Information System

Tomas Boozer, Baseball, Financial Management

Joe Bever, Football, Financial Management

Rodney Feaster, Football, Human Resource Development

Charles Harper, Football, Marketing

J.J. Howard, Football, Human Resource Development

Wynn Kopp, Football, Speech and Communication Studies

Jackie Robinson, Football, Masters in Human Resource Development

Jeff Scott, Football, Secondary Education (Math)

Britt Sherman, Football, Health Science

Gregory Walker, Football, Health Science

Javis Austin, Football, Marketing

Bradley Vaughan, Football, Financial Management

Braxton K. Williams, Football, Human Resource Development

Jermel Douglas, M. Basketball, Computer Science

Walker Holt, M. Basketball, Management

Tomas Nagys, M. Basketball, Marketing

Chrissy Floyd, W. Basketball, Marketing

Kevin Conaway, M. Soccer, Business Administration

Heather Beem, W. Soccer, Food Science

Farrell Finstad, Rowing, Graphic Communications

Aimee Fox , Rowing, Early Childhood Education

Nicollette Burgess, Rowing, Nursing

Emily Kuivila, Rowing, Sports Management

Mary Catherin Manning, Rowing, Psychology

Katherine Niebauer, Rowing, Health Science

Katherine Sickinger, Rowing, Nursing

Meredith Kirtland, Volleyball, Secondary Education (Math)

Jesse Betcher, Volleyball, Marketing

Todd Matthews, M. Track, Speech and Communication Studies

Rick Hill, M. Track, marketing

Adam Klotzbach, M. Track, Marketing

Ryan Lewis, M. Track, Management

Jason Meany, M. Track, Science Teaching

Andy Meek, Swimming, Marketing

Ben Duncan, Golf, Human Resource Developement

John Tighe, M. Swimming, Management

Jeff Atteberry, M. Swimming, Geology

Jonathan Folds, M. Swimming, Economics

Matthew Norman, M. Swimming, Management

Nathan Spice, M. Swimming, Political Science

Craig Thomas, M. Swimming, Computer Science

Mary Brewer, W. Swimming, Management

Jenna Burtch, W. Swimming, Psychology

Meghann Clifford, W. Swimming, Marketing

Sara Keyes, W. Swimming, Language and International Trade

Amy Tolley, W. Swimming, Management

Milena Stanoycheva, W. Tennis, Management