JONESBORO, Ark. (5/12/18) – The Arkansas State Athletics Department had 32 student-athletes representing 12 different sports awarded their degree at the end of this semester as Arkansas State University held its Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday at First National Bank Arena.

The most recent group of A-State student-athletes to earn their degrees includes several who have playing eligibility remaining with the Red Wolves during the 2018-19 athletic seasons. The sports of football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, volleyball, men’s and women’s track & field, baseball, women’s bowling and women’s tennis were represented by at least one member of the group who graduated today.

The Red Wolves continue to excel in the classroom, setting new school records with its most recent Graduation Success Rate (83) and multiyear Academic Progress Rate (971) and all-department GPA (3.0715) for the 2016-17 academic year. The Red Wolves also placed a school-record 223 student-athletes on the Athletics Directors Honor Roll in fall 2017.

The A-State student-athletes earning their degrees this semester included Bryan Ayers (baseball, Sport Management), Lanard Bonner (football, general studies), Lauren Bradshaw (women’s basketball, Sport Management), Brandon Byner (football, Communication Studies), Tayler Carter (women’s soccer, Exercise Science), Dajon Emory (football, General Studies), Kirsten Garner (women’s golf, English), Andrew Huseman (men’s golf, Finance), Dawid Jacobs (men’s track & field, Finance), Drew Jones (volleyball, Accounting), Jordan Kasza (women’s bowling, Marketing Global Supply Chain), Connor Kern (men’s basketball, Sport Management), Tanner Kirby (baseball, General Studies), Nicole Knight (volleyball, Psychology), Kevin Kramarski (men’s golf, Accounting), Rashad Lindsey (men’s basketball, General Studies), Coulton Lee (baseball, General Studies), Kyle Martin (football, Communication Studies), Nicole Mikaelian (women’s bowling, Communication Disorders), Emma Miller (women’s golf, Exercise Science), Tanner Napier (men’s golf, Finance), Erin Nunan (women’s track & field, Sport Management), Nelson Nweke (men’s basketball, General Studies), Ogo Obinabo (women’s basketball, Exercise Science), Sabina Jeresic (women’s tennis, Creative Media Productions), Haley Richard (women’s bowling, Marketing Global Supply Chain), Jordan Richard (women’s bowling, Strategic Communications), Andrew Riley (men’s basketball, General Studies), Bo Ritter (baseball, Mathematics), Antwon Turnage (football, Communication Studies), Jessica Uke (volleyball, Exercise Science) and Nehemia Wagner (football, Communication Studies).