27 Student-Athletes Set To Graduate During Fall Commencement Ceremonies
By: Matt Sullivan, Director of Athletics CommunicationsLAFAYETTE – Twenty-seven Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns student-athletes will be a part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Fall 2017 Commencement ceremonies on Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center.
Nine members of the Ragin' Cajuns football team will earn their degrees along with four members of the both the soccer and women's track and field teams. During the 2017 calendar year, a total of 71 Ragin' Cajuns student-athletes earned their respective degrees.
Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, '64, delivered the Commencement address. The first and only woman to serve as governor of Louisiana, she took office in 2004.
Brenn Conrad (General Studies), Alexander Pinero (General Studies), Ronald "Joe" Robbins (General Studies)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2)
Gabrielle Alexander (General Studies), Nekia Jones (General Studies)
*** Christopher Collins (Chemical Engineering), Raynard Ford (General Studies), Andarious Jones (General Studies), Chaiziere Malbrue (General Studies), Troy McCollum (General Studies), Rodrick Stephens (General Studies), Corey Turner (General Studies), Tracy Walker (Sports Management), Donovan Williams (Anthropology).
*** Ragnar Gardarsson (Mathematics)
** Macey Smith (Exercise Science), ** Alexandra Stewart (Mathematics)
*** Kimberly Grasso (Speech Pathology & Audiology), Mackenzie Higgins (Management), ** Annika Schmidt (Sports Management), Mary Walters (General Studies)
WOMEN'S TENNIS (1)
Alexandra Way (Exercise Science)
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD (1)
Tristan Whitehall (General Studies)
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD (4)
* Courtney Broussard (Exercise Science), Lindsey Harmon (Exercise Science), Cydney Moreau (Management), Taylor Walker (General Studies)
* - Summa Cum Laude graduate
** - Magna Cum Laude graduate
*** - Cum Laude graduate