Forty-eight Gator student-athletes participating in this weekend’s commencement
A total of 48 Gator student-athletes will take part in this weekend’s commencement ceremonies
By UAA Communications
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A total of 48 University of Florida student-athletes will participate in this weekend’s commencement ceremonies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
|Did You Know…|
|28 members of the 2015 spring graduate class were part of a national and/or conference championship team during their Gator careers.|
Gator Graduate Notables:
◄ Three graduates were conference players of the year during their Gator careers: Nora Barry (2012 American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Year), Shannon Gilroy (2014 ALC Midfielder of the Year/2015 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year), Taylor Unroe (2013 SEC Libero of the Year). Gilroy also national midfielder of the year in 2014.
◄ Barry receives a $7,500 post-graduate scholarships as Florida’s nominees for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Award. She graduates with high honors.
◄ Swimmers Shelby McLean and Rebecca Rainer graduate with high honors.
◄ A total of 18 graduates earned All-America honors during their Gator careers. Fawn Miller won the 2014 NCAA javelin title last June.
◄ Bailey Castro was named to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament when the Gators took the 2014 NCAA title.
◄ Taylor Burke was part of Southeastern Conference championship teams for two sports – soccer (2013, 2012) and indoor track & field (2014, 2012).
◄ Two receive master’s degrees this weekend – track & field’s Shelby Hayes and volleyball’s Unroe.
◄ A total of 40 graduates earned Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors during their Florida careers.
|2015 University of Florida Student-Athlete Spring Commencement Participants|
|Ben McMahan||Baseball||Food and Resource Economics|
|Lexx Edwards||Men’s Basketball||Sociology|
|Kyle Christy||Football||Civil Engineering|
|Eric Banks||Men’s Golf||Economics|
|Levar Goossen||Men’s Swimming||Electrical Engineering|
|Austin Manganiello||Men’s Swimming||Food and Resource Economics|
|Billy Silva||Men’s Swimming||Finance|
|Tyler Osorio||Men’s Track & Field||Anthropology|
|Mark Parrish||Men’s Track & Field||Electrical Engineering|
|Viktorija Dimaite||Women’s Basketball||Anthropology|
|Kayla Lewis||Women’s Basketball||Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
|Carlie Needles||Women’s Basketball||Telecommunication|
|Anna Young||Women’s Golf||Psychology|
|Michelle Offit||Lacrosse||Food Science and Human Nutrition|
|Taylor Burke||Soccer / Track & Field||Telecommunication|
|Kaitlin Frehling||Women’s Swimming||Telecommunication|
|Alicia Mathieu||Women’s Swimming||Food and Resource Economics|
|Shelby McLean||Women’s Swimming||Health Education and Behavior|
|Rebecca Rainer||Women’s Swimming||Health Education and Behavior|
|Jordan Smith||Women’s Swimming||Zoology|
|Ellese Zalewski||Women’s Swimming||Food and Resource Economics|
|Jayla Bostic||Women’s Track & Field||Health Science|
|Loreal Curtis||Women’s Track & Field||Telecommunication|
|Ashley Favors||Women’s Track & Field||Criminology|
|Brittany Harrell||Women’s Track & Field||Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
|Shelby Hayes||Women’s Track & Field||Master’s- Health Education and Behavior|
|Fawn Miller||Women’s Track & Field||Criminology, Law and Society|
|Ugonna Ndu||Women’s Track & Field||Recreation, Parks and Tourism|
|Bridgette Owens||Women’s Track & Field||Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
|Zakiya Tyson||Women’s Track & Field||English|
|Grace VanDeGrift||Women’s Track & Field||History|
|Gissell Warner||Women’s Track & Field||Psychology|
|Taylor Brauneis||Volleyball||Recreation, Parks and Tourism|
|Taylor Unroe||Volleyball||Master’s – Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
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