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

WASHINGTON – The 146th Gallaudet University commencement on Friday, May 13, celebrated hundreds of students receiving their respective degrees. In the graduating class there are 40 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 40 graduates are confirmed student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns/workers that were on an active athletic roster/staff during the 2015-16 season and met their degree requirements completed August 2015, December 2015, May 2016 or slated for completion in August 2016. Of the 40 athletic graduates, 22 graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude). Women’s swimming and diving student-athletes Paige Foreman-Smith and Shuxu Tian graduated with University Honors as they kept a 4.0 grade point average during their undergraduate studies. Former women’s swimming and diving student-athlete Tong Song was the graduate student speaker.

This year’s 40 athletic undergraduates are split with 25 women and 15 men. Of the 40 graduates only one received their masters while 39 received bachelor degrees. Baseball, football and women’s soccer, women’s track and field had five graduates. Men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s swimming and diving and women’s volleyball had four graduates. Men’s soccer and softball had three graduates followed by men’s track and field and cheerleading with two and men’s cross country and men’s swimming and diving had one. The GU Sports Information Office had three graduates led by master’s degree recipient Sarah Bensman, who served as graduate assistant for the past two years.

The Gallaudet athletics department also wants to congratulate over 80 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.

146th 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
Sarah Bensman     Sports Information Office     Graduate Assistant
             

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Name     Sport(s)     Position
Taylor Adams     Women’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Syed Ahmed     Women’s Cross Country     Student-Athlete
Albert Blake     Baseball     Student-Athlete
Todd Bonheyo#     Men’s Basketball, Football     Student-Athlete
Megan Calik     Women’s Soccer, Women’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Gabriel Carino     Men’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Roberto Chavez     Men’s Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Jessie “Alex” Close^     Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Ben Coleman     Baseball, Men’s Basketball     Student-Athlete
Lindsey Corthell     Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Hailey Cutts*     Swimming and Diving, Track and Field     Team Manager
Paige Foreman-Smith%#     Women’s Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Zamica Gage     Women’s Basketball, Cheerleading     Student-Athlete
Trey Gordon^     Men’s Basketball     Student-Athlete
Raquel Grindstaff     Softball     Student-Athlete
TraciAnn Hoglind#     Women’s Volleyball     Student-Athlete
Kevlasha Humphrey     Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Sheila Jackson#     Women’s Cross Country     Student-Athlete
Chelsea Lee^     Softball     Student-Athlete
Jennifer Livengood     Women’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Chase Magsig#     Baseball, Football     Student-Athlete
Sean Maiwald*     Football     Student-Athlete
Victoria Monroe*     Women’s Basketball     Student Intern
Danielle Morris#     Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball     Student-Athlete
Molly Perkins^     Women’s Volleyball     Student-Athlete
Kelsy Ramey     Sports Information Office     Student-Worker
Daisy Jo Robinson     Women’s Volleyball, Sports Information     Student-Athlete/Worker
Ryan Santana*     Football     Student-Athlete
Layton Seeber     Men’s Basketball     Assistant Coach
Zachary Seguin*     Men’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Eric Setzer     Men’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Hayden Shock     Baseball, Men’s Track and Field     Student-Athlete
Bree Sproule^     Women’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Olivia Stein^     Softball, Women’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
Brad Stockdill*     Baseball, Football     Student-Athlete
Brianna Stroud-Williams     Women’s Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Shuxu Tian%^     Women’s Swimming and Diving     Student-Athlete
Danielle Warren     Women’s Basketball     Student-Athlete
Ashleigh Weatherholtz^     Women’s Soccer     Student-Athlete
             

The above list contains confirmed student-athletes that played or coached for a GU athletic team during the 2015-16 school year.

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

Note: As part of the many exciting events during the University Sesquicentennial celebrations, it was brought to our attention that research on Gallaudet’s graduation ceremonies was done that revealed that during the years of 1871 and 1891, Gallaudet did not have a graduating senior class. Thus, there was no Commencement Ceremony those two years. This means that today, the graduating Class of 2015, marks the 145th Commencement Ceremony at Gallaudet University.


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

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