Utah State University to graduate 70 student-athletes this weekend

<strong>LOGAN– </strong>Utah State University’s 126th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 70 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2012-13 academic year.

Among those student-athletes graduating are 22 football players, 16 track athletes, six women’s tennis players, five softball players, four athletes each from women’s basketball and gymnastics, three each from men’s golf, soccer and men’s tennis, and two each from men’s basketball and volleyball.

Utah State’s student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Western Athletic Conference with an 83 percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.17 grade-point average.  During the 2012-13 academic year, USU has had 97 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 189 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.

During the 2011-12 academic year, Utah State had 185 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors.   

<strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>2013 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates</span></strong>

<strong>Men’s Basketball</strong>

Kyisean Reed, Interdisciplinary Studies

Brockeith Pane, Interdisciplinary Studies

<strong>Women’s Basketball</strong>

Devyn Christensen, Business

Banna Diop, Interdisciplinary Studies

Pualei Furtado, Exercise Science

Jenna Johnson, Elementary Education



Terrence Alston, Sociology

Funaki Asisi, Physical Education Teaching

Kellen Bartlett, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tyler Bennett, Sociology

McKade Brady, Exercise Science

Quinton Byrd, Interdisciplinary Studies

Forrest Dabb, MBA

Will Davis, Interdisciplinary Studies

Joey DeMartino, Interdisciplinary Studies

Bojay Filimoeatu, Interdisciplinary Studies

Chuck Jacobs, Interdisciplinary Studies

Isaiah Jones, Exercise Science

Al Lapuaho, Interdisciplinary Studies

Havea Lasike, Interdisciplinary Studies

Oscar Molina-Sanchez, Interdisciplinary Studies

Jumanne Robertson, Interdisciplinary Studies

Eric Schultz, Exercise Science

Stetson Tenney, Exercise Science

D.J. Tialavea, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tevita Vaifoou, Interdisciplinary Studies

Cameron Webb, Interdisciplinary Studies

Kerwynn Williams, Marketing


Brendan Dennis, Finance

Austin French, Business Administration

Kris Sayer, Accounting


Haley Hogan, Environmental Studies

Rebecca Holliday, Journalism

Amelia Montoya, Interdisciplinary Studies

Amanda Watamaniuk, Exercise Science 


Katie Bowdidge, Sociology

Kali Cancelosi, Communication Studies

Mandy Harmon, Interdisciplinary Studies

Christine Thomsen, Interdisciplinary Studies

Shelbi Tyteca, Exercise Science<strong> </strong>

<strong>Men’s Tennis


Nate Ballam, Biochemistry

Sven Poslusny, Marketing

Matt Thatcher, Accounting

<strong>Women’s Tennis</strong>

Monica Abella, Interdisciplinary Studies

Romina Nedakovic, Journalism

Julie Tukuafu, Marketing

Kristina Voytsekhovich, Political Science

Jaci West, Political Science

Mersadi Wilkins, Marketing 

<strong>Men’s Track


Tanner Clark, Exercise Science

Daniel Cruz, Interdisciplinary Studies

Jon Goble, Interdisciplinary Studies

Sam Hawkins, Biological Engineering

Will Henry, Interdisciplinary Studies

John Johnson, International Studies

Tyler Killpack, MBA 

<strong>Women’s Track</strong>

Bri Campbell, Accounting

Kaylee Campbell, Social Work

Brittany Fisher, Elementary Education

Karlie Fitzgerald, Marketing

Aubrie Haymore, Exercise Science

Ruth Hilton, Math Education

Spela Hus, International Business

Mariah Thompson, Health Education and Promotion 


Shantel Flanary, Physical Education Teaching

Molli Merrill, Family Consumer Science Education

Kami Montgomery, Communicative and Deaf Disorders Education


Kassi Hargrove, Psychology

Shay Sorensen, Exercise Science

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