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Twelve Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Degrees on Saturday

Twelve Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Degrees on Saturday

Aug. 11, 2007

GALLERY (courtesy of Mark Crammer)

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson All-ACC players Edward Scott and Gary Burnham were among 12 former Clemson student-athletes who earned degrees from Clemson on Saturday. The graduation exercises were held at Littlejohn Coliseum, concluding the summer session at the University.

Scott was a first-team All-ACC guard on the Clemson men’s basketball team in 2002-03, his senior year. He has been playing professionally overseas the last four years, but returned to campus this summer to finish his requirements in management. Scott was actually one of two Clemson basketball guards to earn degrees on Saturday. Chris Poole, a guard on last year’s NIT runner up, also earned his degree in management on Saturday.

Burnham last played baseball at Clemson in 1997 when he was a third-team All-America outfielder for Jack Leggett’s team. He is still playing professionally in the minor leagues.

The list of graduates on Saturday included two former Clemson football players, Maurice Nelson, a starting linebacker on Clemson’s 2006 team, and reserve tight end Zach Green, also a letterman on the 2006 team. All-America track athlete Della Clark earned her degree, as did former women’s basketball player Carrie Whitehurst. She joined her brother Charlie (2005) as student-athletes who have earned degrees in the last two years. Prominent men’s track athletes Jason Bell and Ryan Koontz also earned degrees on Saturday.

Clemson Student-Athletes who Earned Degrees on Saturday, August 11, 2007Name – Sport (Major) Jason Bell – Men’s Track (Psychology) Gary Burnham – Baseball (Health Science) Della Clark – Women’s Track (Marketing) Clement Reix – Men’s Tennis (Management) Zach Green – Football (Sociology) Ryan Koontz – Men’s Track (Economics) Maurice Nelson – Football (Sociology) Chris Poole – Men’s Basketball (Management) Michelle Rogers – Women’s Track (Sports Management) Edward Scott – Men’s Basketball (Management) Anna Vallinch – Volleyball (Sociology) Carrie Whitehurst – Women’s Basketball (Secondary Education)