18 student-athletes receive degrees from LSU
BATON ROUGE - Friday morning saw 18 LSU student-athletes receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony inside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Baton Rouge campus.
10 different LSU sports were represented among the graduates which included five football players, five combined members from the men’s & women’s track & field teams, one from men’s basketball, men’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, volleyball and women’s basketball.
“We, in the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, are very proud of our student-athletes' milestone. The 290th commencement usurps all that is going on politically and socially in Baton Rouge and nationwide,” said Kenneth O. Miles, executive director of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. “It is an opportunity to highlight and affirm that academic accolades will always open the doors for the next chapter. It is a bittersweet time that those student-athletes who have left an imprint on us must now leave to serve as scholar-athletes within our communities. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. Forever LSU!”
Here’s the complete list of grads:
2016 LSU Summer Graduates
College of Human Sciences & Education (6)
Emily Ehrle, Volleyball, Sport Administration
Terry Hughes, Men's Track & Field, Sport Administration
Anthony Jennings, Football, Sport Administration
Christian LaCouture, Football, Sport Administration
Anne Pedersen, Women's Basketball, M.S. in Kinesiology
Annie Simoneaux, Women's Track & Field, M.S. in Kinesiology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences (6)
Brent Bonvillain, Baseball, Interdisciplinary Studies
Hunter Devall, Baseball, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kiersten Duncan, Women's Track & Field, Interdisciplinary Studies
Shanice Hall, Women's Track & Field, Communication Studies
Jordan Moore, Men's Track & Field, Sociology
Charles Scott, Football, Interdisciplinary Studies
E.J. Ourso College of Business (5)
John Michael Busch, Men's Tennis, Finance
Alex Linge, Men's Swimming & Diving, General Business
Darcy Malone, Men's Basketball, General Business
Craig Steltz, Football, General Business
Lionel Williams, Football, General Business
College of Science (1)
Grant Grenfell, Men's Swimming & Diving, Biology
“Graduating from college has always been a high priority goal in my life,” Charles Scott said. “To come back to LSU after football and finish my degree means everything to my family and I.”
The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is a 54,000 square foot facility comprised of academic affairs, student affairs and an information technology teams, serving more than 530 student-athletes. The purpose is to provide an all-inclusive, student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from matriculation, through graduation and life beyond.
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