The University of Mississippi's 159th commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday.
May 11, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss student-athletes representing 13 sports will take part in Saturday’s graduation ceremonies on the University of Mississippi campus.
Thirty-nine Ole Miss student-athletes are set to earn their degrees this semester, while seven are expected to receive their degrees in August. Nine Rebels earned their degrees in December 2011.
A special ceremony for those student-athletes who will be competing during Saturday’s commencement will be held May 14 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Commons. Student-athletes from track, women’s golf and women’s tennis will be honored at the ceremony.
Football leads the way with 18 graduates highlighted by D.T. Shackelford, who earned his degree in just three years. He is one of nine football graduates that still have eligibility remaining.
Soccer is set to have six graduate including Abbie Curran, Alley Ronaldi, Meredith Snow and Jenna Strother who are all four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honorees. In addition, Ronaldi and Strother have each been accepted to medical school.
Led by Taylor Medalists Corinne Doornberg and Amanda Hutcheson, the softball team will have five earn their degrees. In addition, Hutcheson is nominated for the Brad David Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship.
Women’s track will also have five graduates including Logan Waites who became the first female in Ole Miss cross country history to earn All-SEC honors and indoor and outdoor All-American LaJada Baldwin. Women’s tennis will graduate three including Gabby Rangel, a Taylor Medalist and Ole Miss’ female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Nominee.
Women’s golf has three receiving degrees including Haley Millsap, a NGCA All-American scholar. Led by Jonathan Randolph, a first team All-American and Dean’s Honor Roll member, men’s golf will also graduate three.
Men’s tennis and baseball will each also have three earn degrees. Tennis player Marcel Thiemann is Ole Miss’ male McWhorter Scholar Athlete Nominee, while baseball player Aaron Barrett returned to Ole Miss to finish his studies after being drafted in the 2010 MLB Draft.
Men’s and women’s basketball will each graduate two student-athletes. The men’s side is highlighted by Terrance Henry, who scored his 1,000th career point last season, while the women’s side is led by Whitney Hameth who is a two-time SEC Honor Roll selection.
Rifle will graduate Keely Stankey, a four-time SEC Honor Roll selection, while men’s track will graduate Jason Anderson, a two-time SEC Honor Roll pick.
The University of Mississippi's 159th commencement ceremonies begin Saturday at 9 a.m. in The Grove with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker delivering the address. The individual schools’ graduation exercises will follow in various locations across campus.
A complete list of the 2012 Ole Miss student-athletes graduating follows. Aaron Barrett, Baseball R.J. Hively, Baseball Jon Andy Scott, Baseball Terrance Henry, Men’s Basketball Steadman Short, Men’s Basketball Ferbia Allen, Football Enrique Davis, Football Matt Hall, Football David Hankins, Football Aaron Hawkins, Football Kyle Horine, Football Damien Jackson, Football Randall Mackey, Football Vincent Moss, Football Bryson Rose, Football D.T. Shackelford, Football Joshua Shipp, Football Justin Smith, Football Bradley Sowell, Football Matt Tarpley, Football Marcus Temple, Football Alexander Washington, Football Rudy Wilson, Football Billy Brozovich, Men’s Golf Chris Mullhaupt, Men’s Golf Jonathan Randolph, Men’s Golf Christopher Thiemann, Men’s Tennis Marcel Thiemann, Men’s Tennis Jan Vorster, Men’s Tennis Jason Anderson, Men’s Track Nikki Byrd, Women’s Basketball Whitney Hameth, Women’s Basketball Jillian Brodd, Women’s Golf Ashley Lance, Women’s Golf Haley Millsap, Women’s Golf Keely Stankey, Rifle Kelly Chandler, Softball Laina Collier, Softball Corrine Dornberg, Softball Amanda Hutcheson, Softball Cali Overbeck, Softball Abbie Curran, Soccer Dylan Jordan, Soccer Kendyl Mygatt, Soccer Alley Ronaldi, Soccer Meredith Snow, Soccer Jenna Strother, Soccer Kristi Boxx, Women’s Tennis Gabby Rangel, Women’s Tennis Pippa Reaksa, Women’s Tennis LaJada Baldwin, Women’s Track Kristin Bridges, Women’s Track Christiana Coleman, Women’s Track Aria Gaines, Women’s Track Logan Waites, Women’s Track
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