May 13, 2016
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
|Sarah Bensman||Sports Information Office||Graduate Assistant|
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
|Taylor Adams||Women’s Track and Field||Student-Athlete|
|Syed Ahmed||Women’s Cross Country||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|
|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|
|Jennifer Livengood||Women’s Soccer||Student-Athlete|
|Chase Magsig#||Baseball, 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|
|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.
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