WACO, Texas - In graduation ceremonies held at the Ferrell Center on Saturday, May 12, 61 Baylor student-athletes from 16 sports earned their bachelor's degree. All-told, 1,253 student-athletes have earned their bachelor's degree since Baylor joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996. In addition, three student-athletes earned graduate degrees.
The fall graduating class of 23 began the 2011-12 Baylor academic year and another group of 11 student-athletes are slated to graduate during August commencement ceremonies.
"We are very proud of our student-athletes who excelled both academically and athletically at Baylor," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. "These student-athletes are a part of the most successful era in the history of Baylor Athletics and graduate with our best wishes for much future success and happiness."
Baylor student-athletes receiving degrees in May include:
Acrobatics and Tumbling (1): Taylor Bettis
Baseball (5): Tyler Bremer, Dustin Dickerson, Dan Evatt, Joey Hainsfurther, Josh Ludy
Men's Basketball (1): Quincy Acy
Women's Basketball (1): Terran Condrey
Equestrian (10): Blair Bergeson, Brooke Biddle, Kaylin Enright, Kara Fergusson, Lisa Goldman, Amber Mooney, Suzanna Nelson, Ellie Powell, Andrea Schweiker, Cody Wooten
Football (9): Thomas Draper, Jared Edwards, Antonio Johnson, Cameron Kaufhold, Travis McClain, Ben Parks, Tracy Robertson, Lanear Sampson, Bryan Swindoll
Men's Golf (5): Payne Gniewek, Drew McGee, Joakim Mikkelsen, Cody Paladino, Lorenzo Scotto
Women's Golf (2): Jaclyn Jansen, Jordan Rhodes
Soccer (5): Christine Clark, Bethany Johnston, Kim Kuijper, Staz Salinas, Courtney Seelhorst
Softball (3/2): Dani Leal, Kayce Walker, Sydney Wilson, Alex Colyer *, Courtney Oberg *
Men's Tennis (1): Sergio Ramirez
Women's Tennis (1): Jelena Stanivuk
Men's Track (5): Marcus Boyd, Robbie Knorr, Whitney Prevost, Brandon White, Kyle Cash
Women's Track (10): Sam Allen, Brittany Bruce, Kristen Hanselka, Natalia Liz, Hannah Peters, Kalie Rover, Tiffany Townsend, Lindsay Warner, Jessica Ubanyionwu, Cate Westenhover
Volleyball (2/1): Allison King, Jordan Rice, Elizabeth Graham *