Ole Miss Student-Athletes Set To Graduate Saturday

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May 9, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – For 62 Ole Miss student-athletes, Saturday will be a special day and the beginning of the next chapter in their lives, as they graduate from the University of Mississippi.

A special ceremony for those student-athletes who will be competing during Saturday’s commencement will be held May 13 at 4 p.m. at the FedEx Academic Success Center.   

Football leads the way with 25 players graduating, including 13 players returning for the 2013 campaign.  Among those are returning starters Pierce Burton, Emmanuel McCray, Charles Sawyer and Evan Swindall and two-time All-SEC punter Tyler Campbell.

Track and field, currently competing at the SEC Championships in Columbia, Mo., will have 12 graduates.  Among them are Olympian and SEC Champion Isiah Young, Kathie Breathitt, who placed fifth at the SEC Championships last year in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and Neal Tisher, who was a finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.

Murphy Holloway and Nick Williams, who helped lead the men’s basketball team to the SEC Tournament Championship and the NCAA Tournament, will receive their degrees.       
Men’s tennis All-American Jonas Lutjen and SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year finalist Adrian Forberg Skogeng will graduate this weekend while also trying to help the No. 6 seeded Rebels advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.  The Rebels face Lehigh in the first round Friday at 3 p.m.

Baseball and volleyball will each have four graduates.   Among the baseball players earning their degree is Ole Miss’ all-time saves leader Brett Huber.  

Right side hitter Allegra Wells and Whitney Craven finished in the top 10 in several categories for the Rebels on the court, while setter Amanda Philpot finished second in school history in assists.  

Softball boasts three graduates including Brittany Broome, the Ole Miss career record-holder and single-season stolen bases leader.  Soccer also has three players graduating led by two-time All-SEC honoree Alex Hildal.

Ole Miss Hall of Fame inductee Maggie McFerrin is joined by Courtney Marbra as members of the women’s basketball team graduating.

Rifle, men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis each have one member of their respective teams graduating.

The University of Mississippi's 160th commencement ceremonies begin Saturday at 9 a.m. in The Grove with Myrlie Evers-Williams delivering the address. The individual schools’ graduation exercises will follow in various locations across campus.

Complete List Of Ole Miss Student-Athletes Graduating
Tanner Bailey, Baseball
Justin Bigham, Football
Carson Blanks, Track and field
Chad Bounds, Men’s Golf
Katie Breathitt, Track and Field
Kelsey Breathitt, Track and Field
Brittany     Broome, Softball
Kendall    Bruning, Softball
Tanner    Burns, Football
Pierce Burton, Football
Tyler Campbell, Football
Kim Coffey, Rifle
Chris Conley, Football
Whitney Craven, Volleyball
Frank Crawford, Football
Courtney Cunningham, Volleyball
EJ Epperson, Football
Adrian Forberg Skogeng, Men’s Tennis
Corey Gaines, Football
Chris Gill, Football
Michael     Granger, Track and Field
Terrell Grant, Football
Abby Guthrie, Women’s Tennis
Alix Hildal, Soccer
Jordan Holder, Football
Murphy     Holloway, Men’s Basketball
Brett Huber, Baseball
Erinn Jayjohn, Softball
Jason Jones, Football
Lacy Key, Soccer
Joel Kight, Football
Josh Lancaster, Football
Ja-Mes Logan, Football
Al Lowe, Track and Field
Jonas Lutjen, Men’s Tennis
Courtney Marbra, Women’s Basketball
Tanner Mathis, Baseball
Emmanuel McCray, Football
Maggie    McFerrin, Women’s Basketball
Jazmin Miller, Track and Field
Andrew Mistone, Baseball
Korvic Neat, Football
Ivan Nicholas, Football
Meghan O’Rourke, Soccer
Gilbert Pena, Football
Wesley    Pendleton, Football
Amanda Philpot, Volleyball
Alyssa Randolph, Women’s Golf
Robert Ratliff, Football
Charles    Sawyer, Football
Tim Simon, Football
Evan Swindall, Football
Anne Threlkeld, Track and Field
Neal Tisher, Track and Field
Deonna     Walton, Track and Field
Taurus Ward, Football
Allegra Wells, Volleyball
Nick Williams, Men’s Basketball
Jasmine     Williams, Track and Field
Riley Young, Track and Field
Isiah Young, Track and Field

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