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Gallaudet student-athletes, coaches, staff and managers graduate on Friday

Gallaudet student-athletes, coaches, staff and managers graduate on Friday

WASHINGTON - The 147th Gallaudet University commencement on Friday, May 12, celebrated hundreds of students receiving their respective degrees. In the graduating class there are 25 Bison student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns/workers that received their degrees at the Field House before a packed crowd.

The 25 graduates are confirmed student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns/workers that were on an active athletic roster/staff during the 2016-17 season and met their degree requirements completed August 2016, December 2016, May 2017 or slated for completion in August 2017. Of the 25 athletic graduates, seven graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude). Sean Fenton of the football team graduated with University Honors.

This year's 25 athletic undergraduates are split with 13 women and 12 men. Of the 25 graduates seven received their masters while 18 received bachelor degrees. All 14 varsity sports had at least one graduate. Men's track and field and women's cross country led the way with four graduates. Men's cross country, women's soccer and women's track and field had three graduates. Football, men's basketball, men's soccer and women's swimming and diving had two graduates. Baseball, men's swimming and diving, softball, women's basketball and women's volleyball had one.

Three assistant coaches graduated this year including Shelby Bean (masters), Ann Whited (masters) and Meghan Maiwald (bachelors). The GU Sports Information Office had two graduates led by master's degree recipient William Lovik, who served as graduate assistant for the past year. Five total graduate assistants graduated this year; Katie Giles (swimming), Lovik, Hayley McLemore (cross country/track & field), Kelly Simcik (women's basketball) and Layton Seeber (men's basketball).

The Gallaudet athletics department also wants to congratulate 50 former student-athletes that completed their degrees and graduated on Friday.

For more information visit the Gallaudet commencement web page: www.gallaudet.edu/commencement.html.

147th Gallaudet University Commencement
Graduating Student-Athletes, Coaches, Graduate Assistants, Team Managers

Master of Arts/Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work/Master of Science

Name     Sport(s)     Position
Shelby Bean
    Football/Track & Field
    Assistant Coach
Katherine Giles     Swimming & Diving     Graduate Assistant
William Lovik     Sports Information Office     Graduate Assistant
Hayley McLemore     Cross Country/Track & Field     Graduate Assistant
Kelly Simcik
    Women's Basketball     Graduate Assistant
Robyn Weintraub     Sports Information Office     Student-Worker
Ann Whited     Women's Volleyball     Assistant Coach
             

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Name     Sport(s)     Position
Conrad Baer^
    Men's Soccer
    Student-Athlete
Katie Benz
    Women's Soccer     Student-Athlete
Joshua Branscomb
    Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field
    Student-Athlete
LaQuita Carroll     Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field     Student-Athlete
Adele Fass^
    Softball
    Student-Athlete
Sean Fenton^
    Football     Student-Athlete
Jamila Hubbard
    Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field
    Student-Athlete
John Isaacson^     Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field     Student-Athlete
Rodney Lebon     Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field     Student-Athlete
Xuan Lin
    Men's Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Meghan Maiwald*     Women's Soccer     Assistant Coach
Joshua McGriff
    Men's Basketball
    Student-Athlete
Rood Metellus     Men's Soccer     Student-Athlete
Taylor Mickelson*
    Women's Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Blake Phillips     Baseball     Student-Athlete
Zoe Rodriguez
    Women's Cross Country     Student-Athlete
Layton Seeber     Men's Basketball     Graduate Assistant
Ashleigh Warden*
    Women's Soccer
    Student-Athlete
             

The above list contains confirmed student-athletes that played or coached for a GU athletic team during the 2016-17 school year.

% - University Honors
# - Summa Cum Laude
^ - Magna Cum Laude
* - Cum Laude