TSU Athletics Celebrates Spring Graduation
Saturday, May 6, 2017
TSU Athletics Celebrates Spring Graduation

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NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University honored this year’s graduates on Saturday at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony at William Jasper Hale Stadium.

The TSU athletic department celebrated its seniors with a total 41 graduates having their name called as part of Saturday’s ceremony for those graduating in May or with expected summer graduations. Including the winter graduation ceremony, Tennessee State Athletics produced 63 graduates during the 2016-17 academic year.

“I am overwhelmingly proud of all of our graduates and their families,” said Dr. Johnnie Smith, TSU Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services. “Student-athletes continue to prove that earning a college degree is equally important as playing a sport. We are truly grateful for their academic achievement in the classroom and degree completion. My staff, the Athletic Administrators and Coaches salute you on your accomplishment.”

Among TSU’s graduates are Olympic Trials Qualifiers, All-American, All-Conference performers, OVC Individual and Team Champions and 1,000 point scorers.

Radio Personality Tom Joyner served as the Undergraduate Ceremony speaker on Saturday to celebrate this year’s graduates.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Wayne Martin
Jordan Reed

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Diamond Beatty
I’mani Davis
Samantha Palma
Jayda Johnson
Olivia Jones

FOOTBALL
Ronald Butler
DeShawn Byrd
O’Shay Ackerman-Carter
Rico Council
Xavier Davis
Wesley Holmes
Marquavis Jackson
Antonio Justice
David Kamara
Ty Law
Ebenezer Ogundeko
Justin North

MEN’S GOLF
Todd McGill

WOMEN’S GOLF
Natalie Spicer

SOFTBALL
Danica Gleason
Courtney Gearlds
Elisabeth Stansberry (Valedictorian)

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Quamel Prince
Kareem Nicholas

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Angel Davis
Raven Davis
Amber Hughes
Chy’enne LeNeair
Maya Ramsey

VOLLEYBALL
Arijana Anderson
Taylor N. Patterson
Chloe Watson
Puamana Danielson

Aug 2017 Projected
FOOTBALL
Erick Evans
EJ Junior
Dantwaun O’Neal
Hakeem Parker
DeVontae Parrish
Ezra Robinson
Christopher Sanders-McCollum