74 WKU Student-Athletes to Graduate This Weekend

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A total of 74 current or former WKU student-athletes will earn their diplomas this weekend as a part of commencement ceremonies on the Hill. The 74 student-athletes represent 17 sports, and the average cumulative grade point average of the 74 is 3.29.

The degrees obtained by the student-athletes this weekend include chemistry, mechanical engineering, management, marketing, finance, health care administration, history, elementary education and public relations, among numerous others.

A total of 108 WKU student-athletes have earned their degrees in the last calendar year, with 34 others graduating in December 2012. The cumulative GPA of all 385 WKU student-athletes is 3.05, and over 200 student-athletes, 54 percent, are maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eleven of WKU’s 15 sport programs hold a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better, and five are at or above 3.4 as a team.

WKU has had more student-athletes honored by the Sun Belt Conference for academic achievement than any other conference school for eight-consecutive years.

Baseball Major
Lavelle, Adam V. Finance
Perkins, Tanner H. Interdisciplinary Studies(BIS)
Bado, Timothy, J. Sport Management
Men's Basketball Major
Akol, Acuil Teeng Recreation Administration
Crook, Jamal Recreation Administration
Dickerson, Caden M. Marketing
Men's Swimming Major
Bunch, Louis T. Business Management
Cown, Chad C. Marketing
Donahue, Christoper J. Management
Musser, Luke A. Electrical Engineering
Nichols, Benjamin T. Exercise Science
Rayner, David A. Exercise Science
Ritter, James D. Entrepreneurship
Peterson, Kyle W. Elementary Education
Rominger, Vincent M. Marketing
Men's Tennis Major
Freeman, Lance M. Marketing
Whitmer, Bobby L. Health Care Administration
Kirchgessner, Craig M. History
Women's Soccer Major
Barnes, Katelyn T.  Elementary Education
Boone, Shannon D.  Psychology
Passaglia Lindsey N.  Special Education
Pratt, Kaylyn A.  Exercise Science and Hospitality Mgt/Dietetics
Stahlke, Alison E.  Elementary Education
Crowder, Lauren S. Exercise Science
Rymer, Courtney L. Hospitality Management & Dietetics
Sims, Christen Recreation Administration
Women's Softball Major
Boucher, Rachelle G. Recreation and Sport Admin.
Garcia, Ciara R.  Exercise Science
Metoyer, Katrina K Public Relations
Nathanson, Dana D.  Physical Education
Perry, Brittney D Technology Management
Sulaski, Mallorie E.  Management
Women's Swimming Major
Chaney, Laurel Health Sciences
Feeser-Nornhold, Kristiana Psychology
Lewis, Laura A. Public Relations
Martin, Stephanie M.  Exercise Science
Mishler, Hilary M. Accounting
Football Major
Baisch, Nicklaus S. Exercise Science
Ciochetty, Tavis R. Exercise Science
Cobb, Robert A. Applied Economics
Conway, Sean A. Management
Federspiel, Joseph M. Management
Hazelett, Edward J. Sociology
Merrick, Monteith A. Corp. & Organ. Communication
Scott, Jonathan M. Agriculture
Simpson, Keshawn T. Sociology
Stansfield, Luke W. Leadership Dynamics
Tischer, Cole M. Management
Adams, William M. Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
Dalcourt, Courtney R. Exercise Science
Duvall, Benton M. Recreation and Sport Admin
Forrest, Jamal M. Sport Management
Simmons, William N. Exercise Science
Men's Golf Major
Edelen, Logan M. Business Administration
Women's Golf Major
Wientjes, Dawn E. Public Relations
Robinson, Emma E. Sports Management
Women's Tennis Major
DiTommaso, Katie M. Chemistry
Vucina, Katrina Hospitality Mgt & Dietetics 
Track/Cross Country Major
Austin, Brett A. Biology and Chemistry
Daube, Karlis Sports Management
Miller, Alexander M. Exceptional Education
Pitt, Evan M. Mechanical Engineering
Somers, Lucas R. History
Chemweno, Vasity J. Public Health
Hale, Madison L. Psychology
Hale, Megan P. Communication Studies
Porter, Dana B. Exercise Science
Zhidkova, Anna Civil Engineering
Adeduro, Adesola A. Health Care Administration 
McNeil, Jantelle L. Desigin, Merchandising, and Textiles
Finn, Michelle  Communication Studies
Volfova, Kristina Recreation & Sports Administration
Hamilton, Keisha A. Recreation & Sports Administration
Guerra, Ignacio Marketing