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Athletics: Ragin’ Cajuns Announce Spring 2014 Graduating Class

LAFAYETTE   Thirty-seven Louisiana Ragin  Cajuns student-athletes were part of a school-record 1,615 graduates to earn degrees as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette held Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday.


Kristen Armstrong, a four-year letterwinner for the Ragin  Cajuns volleyball team, was named the University s Outstanding Graduate for the College of General Studies. Armstrong carried a 3.89 grade point average in general studies with a concentration in applied sciences and was named one of the University s Student-Athletes of the Year for 2012-13.


Baseball had six members earn their degree, including current letterwinners Tyler Girouard, Seth Harrison, Matt Hicks and Matt Plitt. Hicks earned two degrees from the University in Biology and Chemistry.


Softball saw five members earn degrees including current letterwinners Natalie Fernandez, Christina Hamilton and Shelbi Redfearn. The Ragin  Cajuns football team had five players from the 2013 Sun Belt Conference championship team   John Broussard, Will Burrowes, Andre Huval, Daniel Lemelle and Brandon Nash   earn degrees while Kevin Brown and Elridge Moore represented the Ragin  Cajuns Sun Belt Conference champion men s basketball team.


Rick de Groot and Elliot Minvielle, members of the Sun Belt Conference men s tennis championship team, each earned their respective degrees along with current men s track and field standouts Albert Fournette and Michael Vani and women s track letterwinner Brittany Blunt.


LOUISIANA RAGIN  CAJUNS SPRING 2014 STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATES Baseball   Colton Daigle (Finance), Tyler Girouard (Sports Management), Seth Harrison (General Studies), Matt Hicks (Biology and Chemistry), Matt Plitt (General Studies), Adam Todd (Finance).


Men s Basketball   Kevin Brown (General Studies), Elridge Moore (General Studies).


Women s Basketball   Ashley Benjamin (Criminal Justice).


Football   John Broussard (Exercise Science), Will Burrowes (General Studies), Andre Huval (Accounting), Daniel Lemelle (Political Science), Brandon Nash (General Studies).


Golf   Ashton Abel (Sports Management), Yohann Vora (Economics).


Soccer   Lacey Leitz (General Studies), Kristin Lejeune (Biology), Delaina McGee (Environmental Science).


Softball – Allie Chenault (General Studies), Natalie Fernandez (Exercise Science), Prophet Gaspard (Petroleum Engineering), Christina Hamilton (General Studies), Shelbi Redfearn (General Studies).


Men s Tennis   Rick de Groot (General Studies), Elliot Minvielle (Finance).


Men s Track   Albert Fournette (Management), Zachary France (Accounting), Michael Vani (General Studies).


Women s Track   Brittany Blunt (Exercise Science), Amanda Roberts (Sustainable Agriculture).


Volleyball   Kristen Armstrong (General Studies), Blair Claypoole (Middle School Education).


Athletic Training   Alex Angelle (Athletic Training), Erica Peters (Athletic Training), Jerri Polk (Athletic Training), Joy Melancon (Athletic Training).  





Matt Sullivan
Sports Information Director
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Cox Communications Athletic Center
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Lafayette, LA 70506-4297
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