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Courtesy: Arkansas State

A-State Honors Thirty-Seven Student-Athletes at Spring Commencement

By: ArkansasState
Release: 05/13/2017

JONESBORO, Ark. (5/13/16) – Arkansas State University held its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday at the Convocation Center, and 37 student-athletes from the Red Wolves' NCAA intercollegiate sports programs have now earned their college degrees.

The most recent group of A-State student-athletes to receive their diplomas represented the sports of football (6), women's soccer (6), baseball (5), volleyball (4), women's basketball (3), men's cross country (3), men's basketball (2), women's bowling (2), tennis (1), women's track and field (2), women's cross country (1), men's golf (1) and men's track and field (1).

The A-State Athletics department recently posted its highest ever mark with an APR score of 969 with five sports earning a perfect score of 1,000. Four sports (women's bowling, women's cross country, women's golf and women's tennis) also had multi-year scores of 1,000.

The student-athletes who graduated Saturday included:

Roosevelt Barnett (men's cross country, Finance), Brandon Berg (football, Business Administration), Devin Carter (men's basketball, General Studies), Erika Christian (women's track and field, Criminology), Erin Farmer (women's track and field, International Business), Brittany Fowler (women's basketball, Chemistry and Biology Pre-Professional), Jacqueline Greer (women's soccer, General Studies), Katon Hill (football, Sport Management), Shelby Holmes (volleyball, Psychology), Chris Humes (football, Health Promotion), Itamar Levi (men's track and field, General Studies), Dee Liner (football, General Studies), Matt Loiacano (men's golf, Finance), Darah Merritt (women's soccer, Exercise Science), Lindsey Mills (women's cross country, Creative Media Production), Chris Murray (football, General Studies), Dominique Oliver (women's basketball, Biology Pre-Profession), Katherine Padgett (women's soccer, Exercise Science), Dijon Paschal (football, Sport Management), Victoria Pisani (women's tennis, Sport Management), Rhett Raibley (men's cross country, Wilf Life), JD Rainwater (baseball, business administration), Bailey Reed (women's soccer, General Studies), Kelsey Reis (volleyball, Communication Studies), Garrett Rucker (baseball, general studies), Jamie Ruffins (women's basketball, Business Administration), Markie Schaedig (volleyball, Health Promotion), Joe Schrimpf (baseball, Business, Administration), Michaela Supple (women's soccer, Exercise Science), Mark Talarico (men's cross country, Special Education), Donte Thomas (men's basketball, General Studies), Samantha Wallace (women's bowling, Communication Studies), Brentlee Weaver (volleyball, Communication Disorders), Sutton Wester (women's soccer, English and Philosophy), Eric Wilcoxson (baseball, marketing), Brooke Wood (women's bowling, Psychology), Xavier Woodson-Luster (football, General Studies), Tyler Zuber (baseball, Sport Management).