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Nineteen student-athletes to participate in Summer Commencement ceremony

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Nineteen Austin Peay State University athletics alumni and current student-athletes are scheduled to participate in Summer Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

Six alumni were among the candidates to receive their master’s degrees during the ceremony. In addition 13 student-athletes will receive their bachelor’s degrees, including men’s basketball student-athlete Duran Roberson who will receive two degrees.

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Summer 2011 commencement is the fifth since the university began an August ceremony in 2007. Nearly 400 degree candidates were eligible for this year’s summer commencement, the largest candidate class for an August ceremony.

The following APSU athletics alumni were master’s degree candidates for the 2011 Summer Commencement:

  • Abby Mabry, softball
  • Ashley Haynes, women’s basketball
  • Nicole Jamen, women’s basketball
  • J.D. Sellers, football
  • Matt Schmitz, football
  • Landon Shipley, men’s basketball

The following APSU student-athletes were bachelor’s degree candidates for the 2011 Summer Commencement:

  • Brian Balthrop, men’s golf
  • Caleb Brown, men’s basketball
  • Eric Davis, baseball
  • Jontamion Forrest, football
  • Mary Beth Lefler, women’s tennis
  • Courtney Jordan, women’s track & field
  • Shayne Martin, baseball
  • Darryl Miller, football
  • Latoya Monger, women’s track & field
  • Chris Newell, football
  • Duran Roberson, men’s basketball (double major)
  • Taylor Skinner, volleyball
  • Marcel Williams, men’s basketball

In addition, the following members of the athletics staff were among the candidates to receive degrees Friday:

  • Ali Waller, Strength & Conditioning graduate assistant (Masters)
  • Bret Henderson, Marketing & Promotions
  • Adrian Thomas, Sports Information

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