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Forty-Five Student-Athletes To Graduate Sunday

Forty-five Memphis student-athletes will graduate Sunday.
Forty-five Memphis student-athletes will graduate Sunday.

May 10, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Forty-five University of Memphis student-athletes will receive their respective college degrees during Commencement Sunday, May 12 at FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The university's 101st Commencement will be two graduation ceremonies.

At 12 p.m. (CT), graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, University College and Doctoral Hoodings for those colleges will be honored. The 12 p.m. (CT) ceremony graduates must arrive by 11 a.m. (CT) at FedExForum.

The 4 p.m. (CT) ceremony includes graduates from the following colleges: Fogelman College of Business and Economics, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Doctoral Hoodings for those colleges. The 4 p.m. (CT) ceremony graduates must arrive by 3 p.m. (CT) at FedExForum.

FedExForum doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony, and each graduation is expected to last approximately two hours. Admission to graduation is free, but parking in the FedExForum garage is $5.

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The following lists the 45 Memphis student-athletes that will graduate Sunday:

Name Sport Major Hometown
Clayton Gant                       Baseball                                   Interdisciplinary Studies                                    Parsons, Tenn.                                   
Heith Hatfield Baseball Business Economics Bartlett, Tenn.
T.J. Rich Baseball Sport and Leisure Management Marietta, Ga.
Derrick Thomas Baseball Marketing Management Roswell, Ga.
Jonathan Van Eaton Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Arlington, Tenn.
Josiah Ward Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Atoka, Tenn.
Michael Wills Baseball Accounting Germantown, Tenn.
Lexus Keoninh Men's Golf Business Economics Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Averi Hallman Women's Soccer Communication Spokane, Wash.
Lizzy Hildebrandt Women's Soccer Mechanical Engineering Calgary, Alberta
Christie Kline Women's Soccer Marketing Management Leawood, Kan.
Bailey Pembroke Women's Soccer Marketing Management Flower Mound, Texas
Krista Turner Women's Soccer Child Development Greenwood, Mo.
Kelly Gray Women's Tennis Supply Chain Management Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Mariya Slupska Women's Tennis Interdisciplinary Studies Kiev, Ukraine
Tiffany Welcher Women's Tennis Master of Arts/Liberal Studies Clarksville, Ind.
Altrese Hawkins Volleyball Biology, Chemistry-Biochemistry & Psychology-Behavioral Neuroscience Schaumburg, Ill.
Marija Jovanovic Volleyball International Studies/Area Studies Belgrade, Serbia
Maja Kostic Volleyball Master of Business Administration Belgrade, Serbia
Kelly Audet Rifle Criminology and Criminal Justice & Sociology Omaha, Neb.
J.J. Greer Men's Soccer Journalism Memphis, Tenn.
Alex Aläng Women's Golf International Business Tullinge, Sweden
Julia Hodgson Women's Golf Communication Unionville, Ontario
Sarah Mathews Women's Golf Accounting & International Business Memphis, Tenn.
Tarik Black Men's Basketball Organizational Leadership Memphis, Tenn.
Ferrakohn Hall Men's Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Memphis, Tenn.
Charles Holt Men's Basketball Engineering Technology Jackson, Tenn.
Stan Simpson Men's Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Chicago, Ill.
D.J. Stephens Men's Basketball Sport and Leisure Management Killeen, Texas
Kirsten Berding Track and Field Health and Human Performance Muenster, Germany
Jasmine Darden Track and Field Health and Human Performance Charlotte, Tenn.
Britta Jaarats Track and Field Criminology and Criminal Justice Turi, Estonia
Quaniqua Jones Track and Field Professional Studies Hampton, Va.
Monica Mason Track and Field Mathematical Sciences Washington, D.C.
Keyona Neal Track and Field Health and Human Performance Gary, Ind.
Ojike Maat Track and Field Sport and Leisure Management Cordova, Tenn.
Karlis Pujats Track and Field Civil Engineering Riga, Latvia
Nicole Dickson Women's Basketball Sport and Leisure Management Greeneville, Tenn.
Chris Bertucci Football Interdisciplinary Studies Gulfport, Miss.
Zach Gholson Football Business Finance Carlsbad, Calif.
Brooks Johnson Football Interdisciplinary Studies Decatur, Ala.
Tarondal Phillips Football Interdisciplinary Studies Memphis, Tenn.
Jimmy Robinson Football Interdisciplinary Studies Memphis, Tenn.
Derek Smith Football Journalism Evergreen, Ala.
Jamere Valentine Football Interdisciplinary Studies Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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