Alabama Student-Athletes Set to Receive Degrees during Commencement Weekend

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM More than 70 Crimson Tide student-athletes are slated to earn their degrees this weekend.
More than 70 Crimson Tide student-athletes are slated to earn their degrees this weekend.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - When the University of Alabama holds its spring commencement ceremonies in Coleman Coliseum over the weekend, more than 75 Crimson Tide student-athletes are slated to earn their degrees.

At least one member from 19 of Alabama's varsity sports will be among those eligible to take part in the spring commencement.

The Tide will graduate nine athletes that have been a part of two national championships during their UA careers. All-American Courtney Upshaw, Brad Smelley, Carson Tinker, Damion Square, DeMarcus DuBose, William Ming, Michael Williams and Tyler Love were part of two BCS national football championships during their time at Alabama. All-American gymnast Rachel Terry, a two-time recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 Award, was a member of the back-to-back national championship teams during her UA tenure.

The softball team graduates All-Americans Whitney Larsen and Kelsi Dunne and All-Region honoree Cassie Reilly-Boccia, while All-SEC selection Justine Bernieris among the soccer team's graduates.

All-American golfer and NCAA Elite 88 Award winner Brooke Pancake will receive her degree this weekend along with fellow All-Americans Taylor Dugas (baseball), Adam Booher (swimming and diving), and Krystle Schade(track and field).

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner and two-year president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Kyle Weeks (swimming and diving) is also among the graduation participants. The cross country duo of Leigh Gilmore and Nathan Corder, who also earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, is set to graduate this weekend. Corder also earned the NCAA Elite 88 Award during his Tide career.

All-SEC basketball stars Ericka Russell and JaMychal Green along with veteran leader Andrew Steele are scheduled to graduate this weekend as are rowing co-captains Tabitha Coleman and Kristen Iverson and volleyball captain Stephanie Riley.

Two-time SEC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year Courtney McLane, who earned her undergraduate degree in management in just three years, earned a Master's degree in marketing in her final year of eligibility.

Three commencement ceremonies will be held in Coleman Coliseum over the weekend. The first will be Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., the second on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and the third Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Alabama's 2012 Spring Graduates
Student Athlete, Sport
Bianca Arrington, Rowing
John Baites, Football
Erika Baranek, Rowing
Cameron Bass, Swimming and Diving
Justine Bernier, Soccer
Donald Berry, Football
Adam Booher, Swimming and Diving
Tyler Campbell, Track and Field
Nate Carlson, Football
Glen Coffee, Football
Tabitha Coleman, Rowing
Nathan Corder, Cross Country
DeMarcus DuBose, Football
K.K. Duffy, Soccer
Taylor Dugas, Baseball
Kelsi Dunne, Softball
Lisa Elizondo, Softball
Kaylon Eppinger, Track and Field
Kara Feeney, Swimming and Diving
Colin Gallagher, Football
Leigh Gilmore, Cross Country
Sarah Gilmore, Cross Country
JaMychal Green, Basketball
Caitlyn Harrison, Swimming and Diving
Brandt Hendricks, Baseball
Jennings Hester, Football
Adam Hill, Football
Brittany Hines, Track and Field
Shelby Hixon, Swimming and Diving
Amethyst Holmes, Track and Field
Kristen Iverson, Rowing
Kelsey Johnson, Cross Country
Jon Kelton, Baseball
David Kindred, Baseball
Andrew Kirwa, Cross Country
Capri Knox, Track and Field
Whitney Larsen, Softball
Shannon Lathrop, Soccer
Emily LeBeau, Rowing
Taylor Lindsey, Tennis
Tyler Love, Football
Mary Ana Christopher, Rowing
Clint McClendon, Swimming and Diving
Courtney McLane, Tennis
William Ming, Football
Jenna Montgomery, Swimming and Diving
Leigh Moyer, Volleyball
Carly Mygrants, Soccer
Brooke Pancake, Women's Golf
Adam Pavkovich, Baseball
Ida Persson, Swimming and Diving
Cassie Reilly-Boccia, Softball
Stephanie Riley, Volleyball
Ericka Russell, Basketball
Lauren Ruta, Soccer
Josh Sanders, Baseball
Krystle Schade, Track and Field
Suzanne Schwee, Swimming and Diving
Brad Smelley, Football
Erin Sparks, Swimming and Diving
Damion Square, Football
Andrew Steele, Basektball
Parker Stinnett, Football
Paige Storey, Rowing
Rachel Terry, Gymnastics
Leigh Ann Terch, Rowing
Carson Tinker, Football
Cal Tinsley, Baseball
Andrea Torske, Cross Country
Courtney Upshaw, Football
Stephanie Varner, Rowing
Kyle Weeks, Swimming and Diving
Brett Whitaker, Baseball
Michael Williams, Football
Veronica Wilson, Rowing
Veronika Wolfkeil, Soccer
Katie Woolbright, Soccer
Denes Zubcsek, Swimming and Diving
Jason Zylstra, Baseball

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