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Forty-eight USF Student-Athletes Set To Graduate This Weekend


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USF ATHLETICS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: MAY 3, 2016

 

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Forty-eight USF Student-Athletes Set To Graduate This Weekend

Bulls earning degrees this weekend include All-Americans Chase Koepka, Matthew O’Neal and Courtney Williams

81 Bulls to earn degrees during 2015-16

 

TAMPA, MAY 3, 2016 – Nearly 50 USF student-athletes will receive their degree this weekend when the University of South Florida holds commencement ceremonies at the Sun Dome.

 

Among the 48 student-athletes earning their degree will be five-time track and field All-American Matthew O’Neal, who owns the school record in the triple-jump; All-American guard Courtney Williams, a top 10 WNBA Draft pick who led the women’s basketball program to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and a Top 25 ranking, and All-American golfer Chase Koepka, who earned 2012 Big East Player of the Year honors and helped lead the golf team to a conference title and top eight NCAA finish in 2015.

 

The Bulls saw 19 student-athletes graduate during the fall term and another 14 are slated to earn degrees during the summer term, bringing the total number of USF student-athlete graduates to 81 during 2015-16. USF posted a record 83 percent Graduation Success Rate for the second-straight year among nearly 500 student-athletes when the latest data was announced last November.

 

Six USF football players will earn their degree this weekend, including wide receiver A.J. Legree, defensive tackle Daniel Awoleke and cornerback Jalen Spencer, who all return for 2016.

 

Also among those graduating are three-year starting outfielder Luke Maglich and closer Tommy Eveld from the baseball team, career home run record-holder Lee Ann Spivey and ace starting pitcher Erica Nunn from the softball team, all-time career rebounding record-holder Alisa Jenkins from the women’s basketball team, 2015 American Conference Defensive Player of the Year Jackie Simpson from the women’s soccer team, and school record-holders Laticia Sims (hurdles) and Devin Screen (throws) from the track and field team. A complete list of graduates is below.

 

Commencement ceremonies for the 2016 spring class will be held Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on both days. All ceremonies take place as the USF Sun Dome. Parking and admittance is free.

 

About USF Athletics

USF Athletics sponsors 19 varsity men’s and women’s teams that compete in 11 different sports, 18 competing at the NCAA Division I level in the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls’ athletic program is celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 having started with a men’s soccer contest in 1965. Nearly 500 student-athletes train and compete in the athletic district located on the east end of Tampa campus. The Bulls claimed five conference titles in their first two seasons in The American. Eight USF programs reached NCAA post-season competition in the 2014-15 season as USF posted an 83 percent Graduation Success Rate among student-athletes, with 182 earning conference all-academic recognition.

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Spring 2016 USF Athletics Graduates

BSB

Luke Maglich

BSB

Mark Savarese

BSB

Ryan Valdes

BSB

Thomas Eveld

FB

Aj Legree

FB

Daniel Awoleke

FB

Spencer Cavalieri

FB

Daniel Perry

FB

Jalen Spencer

FB

James Hamilton

MGOLF

Chase Kopeka

MGOLF

Jeffrey Meltzer

MSOC

Graham Smith

MTEN

Everth Dzib Peraza

MTK

Alexander  Main

MTK

Matthew O'Neal

MTK

Devin Screen

MTK

Roshard Williams

SAIL

Darcy Jensen-Addition

SAIL

Devin Hansen

SAIL

Dominique Wright

SAIL

Sara Simon

SAIL

Sarah Smith

SB

Rachel Ionata

WBB

Alisia Jenkins

WBB

Courtney Williams

WBB

Laura Marcos Canedo

WBB

Micah Kroll

WXC

Kaitlyn Campo

SB

Amber Donovan

SB

Erica Nunn

SB

Lee Ann Spivey

SB

Monica Santos

SB

Morgan Litchfield

WSOC

Cristina Del Carmen Ferral Montalvan

WSOC

Jacqueline Simpson

WSOC

Olivia Chance

WTEN

Suryasree Rao

WTK

Hannah Loder

WTK

Josephine Gulston

WTK

Kadeidra Jackson

WTK

Ashleigh Lewis

WTK

Laticia Sims

WTK

Lauren Kilts

WTK

Leandra Munson

WTK

Onalee Collins

VB

Natalia Eltz Soares

VB

Olga Morekhodova

 

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Excellent news.

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Congrads!  That's what it's all about.

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