Thirteen LA Tech Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in Winter Exercises

April 11, 2014

RUSTON, La. - Thirteen current and former Louisiana Tech student-athletes from five different sports earned degrees during the University's winter commencement exercises held in the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.

Baseball led the way with a total of five former players earning degrees, including Ben Carlisle, James Ferguson, Kody Neel, Brian Rike and Trevor Petersen. Four Bulldog Football players also received their degrees following winter quarter include Kevin Kisseberth, Dave Clark, Paul Harris and Ahmad Wallace.

Other LA Tech student-athletes that graduated this past winter include Taylor Dennis (Soccer), John Franklin (Track & Field), Erin Kipp (Softball) and Micara Vassell (Track & Field).

In addition to the winter graduates, over the course of winter quarter, a total of 120 Louisiana Tech student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll.


Those athletes include:

Taylor Ashton (Track & Field)

Aldresha Bailey (Track & Field)

Jonathan Barnes (Football)

Mark Baughman (Baseball)

Sean Berman (Football)

Brittany Beddow (Soccer)

Chelsea Billups (Soccer)

Jenny Bitzer (Soccer)

Jazmin Britos (Tennis)

Colby Brown (Football)

Eric Burns (Track & Field)

Brett Bushnell (Baseball)

Josh Butler (Men's Basketball)

Lexi Callan (Softball)

Marlesia Carey (Track & Field)

Tori Charters (Softball)

Maria Coelho (Volleyball)

Fern Colepio (Soccer)

Katelynn Cook (Softball)

Joshua Cox (Track & Field)

Stephan Crawford (Football)

Jens Danielsen (Football)

Hannah Dauzat (Soccer)

Paul Dauterive (Track & Field)

Alec Davis (Football)

Keely Davis (Soccer)

Harley DeKeyzer (Bowling)

Taylor Dennis (Soccer)

Madison Doll (Soccer)

Bryce Dugas (Baseball)

Eric Dunbar (Baseball)

Jessie Ely (Volleyball)

Phillip Ernst (Track & Field)

Tyler Ervine (Baseball)

Diamond Every (Track & Field)

Alexandra Fiorvento (Soccer)

Hayden Frederick (Golf)

Stephen Gandy (Baseball)

Caitlin Germany                (Volleyball)

Luke Giddens (Baseball)

David Ginn (Football)

Janine Godwin (Softball)

Sterling Griffin (Football)

Dalane  Guidry (Volleyball)

Alex Hamilton (Men's Basketball)

Jessica  Harmon (Soccer)

Mary Kate Hays (Track & Field)

Taneka Henderson (Track & Field)  

Kailee Hervey (Soccer)

Katelynn Hill (Softball)

Jaquan  Jackson (Women's Basketball)

Nicole Jaquemet (Soccer)

Ryan Jones (Baseball)

Jared Keating (Baseball)

Bre'shon Kimbell (Baseball)

Alayna Kipp (Softball)

Erin Kipp (Softball)

Kevin Kisseberth (Football)

Victor Lange (Golf)

Savanna Langston (Women's Basketball)

Hunter  Lee (Football)

Laura LeFevour (Soccer)

Jack Lempke (Golf)

Zach Levesque (Track & Field)  

Camille Lott (Track & Field)

Taylor Love (Baseball)

Courtney Lowe (Softball)

Bufrod Martin (Football)

Carrington McCallister (Football)

Madison McCann (Soccer)

Blake Meredith (Football)

Taly Merker (Tennis)

Kristen  Miles (Softball)

Michael Mims (Football)

Taylor Montoya                (Soccer)

Kevione Moten (Women's Basketball)

Lindsey Neyland (Softball)

Trent Norman (Football)

Aaron Orduno (Track & Field)  

Taylor Penn (Softball)

Jabari Prewitt (Football)

Tyler Qualls (Baseball)

Madison Raines (Soccer)

Kay Rawls (Bowling)

Rebecca Redgen (Volleyball)

Ruby Richie (Women's Basketball)

Abby Sentz (Soccer)

Kylee Seto (Soccer)

Matt Sheppard (Football)

Gerald Shouse (Football)

Charity Simmons (Soccer)

Thomas Simoneaux (Baseball)

Kathryn Sloan (Soccer)

Conner Smith (Football)

Shelby Smith (Bowling)

Pierce Spangler (Baseball)

Preston Standley (Golf)

Alexandra Starkova (Tennis)

Erica Stewart (Soccer)

Carter Street (Football)

Tom Stringer (Track & Field)  

Andre Taylor (Football)

Jordan Taylor (Baseball)

Marjolein Timmermans (Soccer)

Darrell Travis (Football)

Pauline Tufi (Softball)

Paul Turner (Football)

Caitlin Updyke (Soccer)

Melanie Urvoy (Tennis)

Micara Vassell (Track & Field)

Jelena Vucinic (Women's Basketball)

Austin Ward (Baseball)

Faith Washington (Soccer)

Matt Wolfe (Track & Field)  

Kaitlyn Williams (Softball)

Aprelle Williams (Track & Field)

Travis Wilmore (Golf)

Nichole Wilson (Bowling)

Xavier Woods (Football)

Hannah Wright (Volleyball)


Louisiana Tech's student-athletes continue to rank among the top in the state and conference in Graduation Success Rate and Academic Progress Rate.

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