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15 Student-Athletes Celebrate Academic Achievements in Fall Commencement
Saturday, December 9, 2017
15 Student-Athletes Celebrate Academic Achievements in Fall Commencement


NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University awarded more than 400 degrees the morning of Saturday, December 9, during the 2017 fall commencement ceremony at Howard C. Gentry Complex.

Fifteen current and former student-athletes were included in the Tigers crossing the Big Blue stage. Among TSU’s graduates are All-Americans, All-Conference medalists, OVC Academic Medal of Honor recipients and OVC Players of the Year.

Three student athletes, Lane Clark, Christopher Collins and Ani Popiashvili earned academic honors after securing a few of the highest GPAs in their respective college’s graduating class.  

White House correspondent and CNN Political Analyst April Ryan served as the commencement speaker.


Tariana Carter


Lane Clark*

Christopher Collins**

Erick Evans

Terence Harris II

Jason Morrow

Patrick Smith

Terrence Summers


Chelsey Buchanan

Randi Marshall

Lauren Woodard


Ani Popiashvili*


Kenji Anderson

Kyle Washington-Scott

Justin Young


*Magna Cum Laude

*Summa Cum Laude