LOGAN — Utah State University’s 125th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Among those graduating will be 64 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2011-12 academic year.

Of those 64 student-athletes, 24 are football players, 17 track athletes, five women’s basketball players, four soccer players, four softball players, three men's basketball players, three tennis players, two golfers, one gymnast and one volleyball player.

Utah State’s student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Western Athletic Conference with an 84-percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.17 grade-point average. During the 2011-12 academic year, USU has had 88 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 197 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.

During the 2010-11 academic year, Utah State had 228 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors.

2012 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates


Alfred Bowden, Interdisciplinary Studies

Jeff Fischer, Interdisciplinary Studies

Josh Flores, Psychology

Kyle Gallagher, Interdisciplinary Studies

Philip Gapelu, Interdisciplinary Studies

Quinn Garner, Interdisciplinary Studies

Danny Gurrola, Interdisciplinary Studies

Chris Harris, Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Hill, Interdisciplinary Studies

Josh Johansen, Exercise Science

Levi Koskan, Psychology

Tarren Lloyd, Interdisciplinary Studies

Xavier Martin, Marketing

Walter McClenton, Interdisciplinary Studies

Eric Moats, Marketing & Economics

Stanley Morrison, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tanner Richins, Liberal Arts

Joey Schrader, Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Tidwell, Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Turbin, Interdisciplinary Studies

Nicholas Vought, Interdisciplinary Studies

Bobby Wagner, Business

Dontel Watkins, Interdisciplinary Studies

Reuben Willis, Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s Track

Jessie Chugg, Nutrition & Food Sciences

Camille Fehlberg, History Teaching & Physical Education Teaching

Kali Hamby, Physical Education Teaching

Madison Jensen, Interior Design

Jessica Nielsen, Family Consumer Human Development

Kim Quinn, Environmental Studies

Alisa Sheffer, Exercise Science

Julia Stewart, Interdisciplinary Studies

Sarah Young, Interior Design Sales & Marketing

Men’s Track

James Allred, Exercise Science

Nicholas Bolinder, Interdisciplinary Studies

Daniel Howell, Wildlife Sciences & Rangeland Resources

Hunter Nelson, Finance

Clinton Silcock, Exercise Science

Aaron Clements, Spanish

Eric Follett, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tyler Killpack, Entrepreneurship

Women’s Basketball

Ashlee Brown, Interdisciplinary Studies

Chelsea Burns, Law & Constitutional Studies

Banna Diop, Interdisciplinary Studies

Reyneisha Mays, Business Administration

Maddy Plunkett, Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s Soccer

Lauren Hansen, Physical Education Teaching

Chandra Salmon-Christensen, Physical Education

Marissa Sanchez, Exercise Science

Lindsay Obray, Exercise Science


Tatem Day, Exercise Science

Lindsey Marquez, Speech Communication

Kelley Kaneshiro, Parks & Recreation

Jessica Norman, Interdisciplinary Studies

Men’s Basketball

Morgan Grim, Interdisciplinary Studies

Brady Jardine, Finance & Economics

Brockeith Pane, Interdisciplinary Studies

Men’s Golf

Chanse Godderidge, Interdisciplinary Studies

Cobie Lunsford, Business Administration

Men’s Tennis

Nikita Ryashchenko, International Business

Lenny Whiting, Accounting


Chelsea Marquardt, Social Work

Women’s Tennis

Brianna Rowland (Harris), Journalism


Liz McArthur, Family Consumer Human Development

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.