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Thirteen Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees Saturday

Thirteen Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees Saturday

Aug. 9, 2002

Clemson, SC – Current football players Altroy Bodrick, Gary Byrd, William Henry, and Khaleed Vaughn are among 13 student-athletes who will receive degrees Saturday, August 10 at graduation. The ceremonies will be held at the Brooks Center on the Clemson campus. Bodrick, currently a senior defensive back for the Tigers, will receive his degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Bodrick is a five-year veteran of the Clemson program.

Byrd, the only returning starter on Clemson’s offensive line, will also receive a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. The native of Stone Mountain, GA is a starting left tackle for the Tiger football team. Henry is a red-shirt junior offensive tackle from Greenville, SC who will be vying for playing time this upcoming season. He is set to receive his bachelor’s degree in sociology. Vaughn, also a red-shirt junior in terms of football, is graduating with a marketing degree. Vaughn is currently a starting defensive end for the Tigers.

Also among those who will graduate Saturday are former football players Terry Jolly, Tony Lazarra, and Morgan Woodward. Jolly, a former All-ACC defensive tackle, will receive his degree in secondary education with an emphasis in math. Former Tiger hoopster Tony Christie will also receive his degree in PRTM Saturday.

Cydonie Mothersill, an All-American in both indoor and outdoor track in 2001, will graduate with a degree in English. Tamara Bysura, a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and former Clemson volleyball player, will receive a degree in Health Science.

2002 August Graduates

Name Sport Major Altroy Bodrick Football PRTM Gary Byrd Football PRTM Tamara BySura Volleyball Health Science Tony Christie Men’s BB PRTM William Henry Football Sociology Terry Jolly Football Secondary Ed Tony Lazarra Football Comm. Studies Marcus Mauney Football Management Cydonie Mothersill Women’s Track English Kalia Spink Rowing Management Shaun Sullivan Football PRTM Khaleed Vaughn Football Marketing Morgan Woodward Football Chemical Engineering

Former Tiger Basketball Standout Tony Christie to Graduate Saturday

CLEMSON, SC-Former Clemson basketball player Tony Christie will graduate from Clemson University Saturday, August 10. The ceremonies will be held at the Brooks Center on the Clemson campus. Christie will receive his degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. During his career at Clemson (1995-99) he averaged 6.4 ppg., and appeared in 115 games. The native of Hartford, CT finished his career with 733 points and hit 257-596 from the field for a .431 mark.

The following are quotes from Clemson Head Men’s Basketball Coach Larry Shyatt concerning Christie’s graduation from Clemson:

“I would like to congratulate Tony Christie and his family for a tremendous effort and interest in fulfilling the #1 priority for all of our Men’s Basketball Players at Clemson UniversityŠearning a college degree!

“Tony had an opportunity to experience the highest level of basketball in the most competitive conference while becoming a member of the Clemson Community and the Clemson University family. I am confident he will contribute his talents to all of us in many ways as time moves on.

“Unfortunately, Tony will not be included as a positive statistic in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report for Clemson University, the Athletic Department, Coach Barnes or we who recruited him. However, I consider him far more of a success than a failure by virtue of not making his education into a race and taking his time to experience a professional basketball career along with completing his education.”

Clemson to Hold Fan Appreciation Day Sunday Fans can meet the Tigers Underneath the South Stands at Death Valley.

Clemson, SC – The Clemson football team will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day Sunday at 3:00 PM on the concourse under the South stands of Memorial Stadium. Fans will be able to meet with their favorite Tigers for approximately two hours. Fans will not be allowed on the playing surface of Memorial Stadium.