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Fifty-One Clemson Student-Athletes Receive Degrees

Fifty-One Clemson Student-Athletes Receive Degrees

May 8, 2009

Photo Galleries: Morning Ceremony | Afternoon Ceremony (Photos by Mark Crammer)

Clemson, SC – Fifty-one student athletes received degrees from Clemson University on Friday during two graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. The list of graduates included 11 Clemson football players and 11 women’s swimmers.

The list of football players included wide receiver Tyler Grisham, one of Clemson’s top 10 receivers in history, and punter Jimmy Maners, the number-three ranked punter in Clemson history, who earned a second degree in philosophy.

The list of women’s swimmers who graduated included Rachel Regone, who graduated with a perfect 4.0 in Health Sciences. Regone recently received an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship. She is a two-time ACC Champion. Multiple ACC Champion Michelle Parkhurst also received her undergraduate degree on Friday. She was one of six women’s swimmers who were named to the ACC Academic Honor roll each of the last four years.

K.C. Rivers received his degree in sociology. The former All-ACC basketball player played in a school record 91 wins in his four years and is sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list.

The list of baseball players who earned degrees on Friday included Trey Delk, pitcher on the Clemson baseball team, who is slated to be the Tigers starting pitcher against UNC Wilmington on Friday night.

Clemson’s ACC Champion rowing team had seven student-athletes earn degrees on Friday, including Carla Englund, a member of the All-ACC team, and Megan Bendik, a member of Clemson’s ACC Crew of the Year.

Ten track and field athletes earned degrees on Friday, including former ACC Champion Cowin Mills. Jeannette Abbott, who helped the Clemson volleyball team to the ACC Championship in 2007 and to two NCAA Tournament appearances, earned her degree in marketing.

Clemson Student-Athletes who Graduated May 8, 2009
Student-Athlete Sport Major
Jeannette Abbott Volleyball Marketing
Corey Brown Men’s Track & Field Sociology
Ike Belk Men’s Tennis History
Megan Bendik Rowing Health Science
Caroline Borgan Rowing Health Science
Lisa Brown Women’s Track & Field Philosophy
Ashley Clay Women’s Swimming & Diving Psychology
Lauren Cranston Women’s Swimming & Diving Management
Trey Delk Baseball Psychology
John Early Football Biological Sciences
Carla Englund Rowing Communication Studies
Katie Farnan Women’s Track & Field Management
Mike Feathers Men’s Track & Field Marketing
Abbey Fernandez Rowing English
Sunday Ford Women’s Track & Field Elementary Education
Logan Hull Women’s Soccer Secondary Education
Matt Vaughn Baseball Management
Travis Storrer Baseball Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Nelson Faerber Football Construction Science & Management
Tyler Grisham Football Management
Brian Hill Football Mechanical Engineering
Barry Humphries Football Sociology
Bobby Hutchinson Football Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Candice Johnson Women’s Track & Field Management
Rochelle Kokayko Women’s Track & Field Marketing
Casey Kroll Women’s Swimming & Diving Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Toni Kroll Women’s Swimming & Diving Communication Studies
Cassy LaRussa Women’s Swimming & Diving Marketing
Laura Laughlin Women’s Track & Field Physics
Jimmy Maners Football Philosophy
Melanie McDaniel Rowing Special Education
Josh Miller Football Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Cowin Mills Men’s Track & Field Management
Richard Nova Men’s Soccer Civil Engineering
Summer O’Donnell Women’s Swimming & Diving Psychology
Cameron O’Sullivan Football Technical Human Resource Development
Michelle Parkhurst Women’s Swimming & Diving Sociology
Sarah Porri Women’s Swimming & Diving Communication Studies
Andrew Porter Men’s Track & Field Chemical Engineering
Brian Possee Men’s Swimming & Diving Health Science
Nicole Rau Rowing Biological Sciences
K.C. Rivers Men’s Basketball Sociology
Rachel Regone Women’s Swimming & Diving Health Science
Scott Rosman Men’s Soccer Health Science
Attila Ruszka Men’s Swimming & Diving English
Brittany Robinson Rowing Communication Studies
Lia Schendel Women’s Soccer Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Lauren Sindall Women’s Swimming & Diving Management
Preston Stone Football Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Britton Whetsell Football Construction Science & Management
Ali Zacker Women’s Swimming & Diving Industrial Education