25 WKU Student-Athletes to Graduate This Weekend

25 to Graduate
Dec. 12, 2014 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A total of 25 current or former WKU student-athletes will graduate this weekend in commencement ceremonies on The Hill. The 25 student-athletes represent 12 sports, and the average cumulative grade point average of the group is 3.07.

The degrees obtained by the student-athletes this weekend include biochemistry, marketing, political science, anthropology, elementary education and advertising, among many others. Three of the 25 are obtaining master's degrees.

A total of 101 WKU student-athletes have graduated in the past calendar year, with 76 earning their degrees in May 2014. The average cumulative GPA of the 101 is 3.12.

The cumulative GPA of all 367 WKU student-athletes is 3.01, and 186 student-athletes, 51 percent, are maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ten of WKU's 15 sport programs hold a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better.

In the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) release in spring 2014, each of WKU's 19 teams exceeded the mandated 930 APR score by at least 16 points.

Sport                           Name                                       Degree

Baseball                      Justin Hageman                       Sport Management

Baseball                      Caleb Hanes                            Political Science

Baseball                      Andrew Zimmerman                Master’s (Business Admin)

Men’s Basketball          Kevin Kaspar                           Sport Management

Men’s Swimming         Elliott Lorson                           Marketing

Men’s Swimming         Neal Rushing                           Interdisciplinary Studies

Men’s Swimming         Richard Russell                        Economics

Women’s Soccer          Lindsey Goad                          Nursing

Women’s Soccer          Guiedem Tchoula                   Biology

Women's Softball         Tiffany Gooch                         Chemistry

Women’s Softball         Amanda Thomas                     Elementary Education

Football                       Cameron Clemmons                Biochemistry

Football                       Brandon Doughty                     Sport Management

Football                       Tevin Holliman                        Interdisciplinary Studies

Football                       Nehemiah Mkanta                   Anthropology

Football                       Dalton Patterson                      Interdisciplinary Studies

Football                       Tyrone Smith                           Sociology

Football                       Cameron Thomas                    Interdisciplinary Studies

Women's Golf              Dawn Wientjes                         Master’s (Rec. & Sport Admin.)

Women's Basketball     Alexis Govan                           Sport Management

Volleyball                    Heather Boyan                         Exercise Science

Women's Tennis          Morgan Freeman                     Elementary Education

Women's Swimming    Victoria Frascino                     Advertising

Women’s Swimming    Courtney Marx                         Marketing

Track/Cross Country     Jane Bartonjo                          Master’s (Biology)

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