Dec. 18, 2010
WACO, Texas - In graduation ceremonies held at the Ferrell Center on Saturday, Dec. 18, 33 Baylor student-athletes from 11 sports earned their bachelor's degree and one received a master's degree. All-told, 1,100 student-athletes have earned their bachelor’s degree since Baylor joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996.
The fall graduating class of 33 begins the 2010-11 Baylor academic year. Another group of 59 student-athletes are slated to graduate during spring commencement exercises in May while 12 are projected to graduate in August 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 this weekend include:
Nick Cassavechia – Dallas, Texas
Adam Hornung* – Lorena, Texas
Men’s Basketball (1)
Fred Ellis – Sacramento, Calif.
Women’s Basketball (1)
Whitney Zachariason – Little Rock, Ark.
Kelly Albury – North Richland Hills, Texas
Ashley Crooks-Simone – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Atlee Johnson – Little Rock, Ark.
Heather Levihn – The Woodlands, Texas
Allison Orosz – Salem, Ohio
Brittani Purnell – Angleton, Texas
Kaitlyn Amos – Waco, Texas
Lara Doherty – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Betsy Kyle – Saugus, Calif.
Nicky Smith – Cedar Park, Texas
Gianna Quintana – Albuquerque, N.M.
Nikki Watson – Flower Mound, Texas
Women’s Tennis (1)
Caroline Korsawe – Nuernberg, Germany
Elizabeth Graham – Leander, Texas