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May 07, 2020

Fifty-Seven Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in May

CLEMSON, S.C. – Fifty-seven student-athletes from thirteen programs have completed their degree requirements and are set to graduate from Clemson University. The May commencement ceremonies were initially scheduled for Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, but have been postponed. An additional 34 spirit squad and support staff students will also graduate.

The University is exploring alternatives to celebrate the newest graduates at a later date, and graduates will receive their diplomas by mail.

The list includes Kobi Thornton , a third-round pick of the Atlanta Dream in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Grant Voeks , an All-ACC thrower, is earning his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, while All-ACC Rower and ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient Aliute Udoka earns her degree in animal veterinary sciences.

Nine members of Clemson’s 2018 National Championship Football team, led by Nyles Pinckney (Sociology), a third-team All-ACC pick in 2019, who earned his second undergraduate degree. Brian Dawkins Jr., son of Pro Football Hall of Fame member and former Clemson All-American Brian Dawkins (‘01) earned his degree in communication.

Fernanda Navarro, who won the 2018 ITA Fall Doubles National Championship earned her degree in language and international trade, Five members of Clemson’s women’s soccer program are graduating after going to NCAA Tournaments in all four seasons on the field.

Richie Shaffer, a first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 who appeared in 51 Major League games, earned a degree in marketing as a member of the Tiger Trust program. The Tiger Trust program, established in the 1980s, provides an opportunity for all student-athletes who have exhausted athletic eligibility or left early for a professional opportunity to retu­­­­­­rn to Clemson to earn their undergraduate degree if they left the university in good standing.

Mat ClarkBaseballBSHealth Science
Evan EstridgeBaseballBSBiological Sciences
Jacob HennessyBaseballBSManagement
Ryne HugginsBaseballBSPRTM
Sheldon ReedBaseballBACommunication
Carson SpiersBaseballBSManagement
Chase BriceFootballBSPRTM
TJ ChaseFootballBSPRTM
Brian DawkinsFootballBACommunication
Landon HoldenFootballBSAg Mech and Business
Tristan WalliserFootballBSFinancial Management
Nyles PinckneyFootballBSSociology
Logan RudolphFootballBACommunication
Cade StewartFootballBSConstruction Science and Management
Regan UpshawFootballBSEconomics
E. Jonathan BaehreMen's BasketballBSEconomics
Pierre Louis DodensMen's TennisBASport Communication
Terrell JacksonMen's TrackBSBiological Sciences
Christopher McbrideMen's TrackBASports Communication
Daniel ShaughnessyMen's TrackBSMechanical Engineering
Grant VoeksMen's TrackMSCivil Engineering
Maura ChozickRowingBASpecial Education
Katie KerrickRowingBASociology
Caroline KranzRowingBSCivil Engineering
Rachel MumauRowingBACommunication
Hannah NiedojadloRowingBAPsychology
Rebecca PulsiferRowingBSMarketing
Elise SumRowingBSFood Science & Human Nutrition
Aliute UdokaRowingBSAnimal Veterinary Sciences
Richie ShafferTiger TrustBSMarketing
Chyna CottonWomen's BasketballBACommunication
Kendall SprayWomen's BasketballBSHealth Science
Destiny ThomasWomen's BasketballBASports Communication
Kobi ThorntonWomen's BasketballBACriminal Justice
Megan HaysDivingBSBiological Sciences
Hannah PhelanDivingBS Management
Ana Paula ValdesWomen's GolfBACommunication
Danielle AntieauWomen's SoccerBSAccounting
Julie MackinWomen's SoccerBSNursing
Sarah OsborneWomen's SoccerBSGenetics
Maddie WeberWomen's SoccerBAPoltical Science
Courtney JonesWomen's SoccerBSPsychology
Fernanda NavarroWomen's TennisBALanguage & International Trade
Tate SchroederWomen's TennisBAPsychology
Laurie BartonWomen's TrackBSHealth Science
Grayce FrenchWomen's TrackBABA Psychology
Jenna GearingWomen's TrackBASports Communication
Amelia JonesWomen's TrackBAReligious Studies
Danielle LittleWomen's TrackBSHealth Science
Sidney MarshallWomen's TrackBSBiological Sciences
Carley McglinnWomen's TrackBSBiological Sciences
Logan MorrisWomen's TrackBSIndustrial Engineering
Claire StricklerWomen's TrackBSMarketing & Management
Lakeisha WarnerWomen's TrackBACriminal Justice
Morgan WittrockWomen's TrackBSLanguage and Inter Hlth
Emily CurtisVolleyballBAElementary Education
Madison HowellVolleyballBSMarketing

Support Staff & Spirit

Bailey BlackAthletic TrainerBACommunication
Taylor BranhamAthletic TrainerBABiological Sciences
Jacob NelsonAthletic TrainerBSManagement
Amanda PriceAthletic TrainerBSFood Science & Human Nutrition
Caroline CorleyCheerBSGenetics
Zakiya HazeltonCheerBSBiological Sciences
Jared AdamsCheerBSMechanical Engineering
Kayla CauseyCheerBSHealth Science
Macale FuscoCheerBSGraphic Communications
Lacy HyltonCheerBSFood Sciences & Human Nutrition
Jesse KluttzCheerBSEnviromental/Natural Resources
Aaron McGuireCheerMENGRBiomedical Engineering
Samantha NardiCheerBASpecial Education
Annemarie PhemisterCheerBSMicrobiology
Adam SamutaCheerMENGRBiomedical Engineering
Karrigan EllisonManagerBSSociology
Austin JoyceManagerMSAthletic Leadership
Brett LongManagerBACommunication
Darrius MazyekManagerMSAthletic Leadership
Nash NewberryManagerBASports Communication
Ben O'CainManagerBSMaterials Science & Engineering
Kevin PerezManagerBSEconomics
Meredith PriestManagerBASports Communication
Jack SariManagerBSManagement
Ryan TempletonManagerBSAccounting
Tad ZmarzlyManagerBSAccounting
Ashley CookRally CatsBSGraphic Communications
Summer GandyRally CatsBSBiological Sciences
Anna NewtonRally CatsBSMarketing
Joshua HansenVideoBASports Communication
Mairin NoonanVideoBSMarketing
Joseph WadeVideoBSPre-Business