Forty UA Student-Athletes Received Degrees this Past Weekend


Forty University of Alabama student-athletes received their degrees this weekend at winter graduation exercises.

Twelve of the 40 came from the football team. That list includes: Undra Billingsley, Jerrell Harris, Robert Lester, John Michael Boswell, Marquis Maze, Brad Smelley, Christopher Jordan, Darius Hanks, Dont'a Hightower, De'Quan Menzie, Brandon Lewis and Brandon Gibson, who received his master's degree.

They join Hardie Buck, Josh Chapman, Nick Gentry, Barrett Jones, Phelon Jones, Alfred McCullough, Morgan Ogilvie, Chris Underwood, William Vlachos and Alex Watkins who all received their degrees prior to the 2011 football season which brings the number of football players who have graduated to 22.

Also receiving their degrees were: Cross country graduates David May, Stephen Payne, Fred Samoei, Joel Rop, Julius Bor and Emmanuel Bor, who was receiving his second undergraduate degree.

From the softball squad, Amanda Locke and Whitney Larsen graduated, Megan Williams, Rachel Robbs, Audra Frimpong, and Angelica Howard from the UA track team all graduated as well.

From the soccer team, Victoria Frederick received her bachelor's degree, while teammate Colleen Posey received her master's degree.

Ashley Priess was the first UA gymnast to earn her degree in less than four years and will finish her senior season while pursuing a master's degree. Kayla Hoffman, captain of last year's NCAA Championship team, also earned her degree this semester while follow gymnast Morgan Dennis earned her master's degree.
From the baseball team, Glenn Harbin received his undergraduate degree while David Kindred received his master's degree.

Andrew Steele from men's basketball graduated along with women's golfer Camilla Lennarth and vollyeball's Kayla Schmidt also took home their diplomas.

Rounding out the graduates, men's tennis player Vikram Reddy received his bachelor's degree, while women's tennis player Maria Muller received her master's degree.

Lauren Miller and Daniella Barone from the rowing team and swimmers Daniel Armstrong, Daniel Rozick, and Paige Troyanwill also received their undergraduate degrees this weekend.

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