34 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate This Weekend

Dec. 13, 2013

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A total of 34 current or former WKU student-athletes will graduate this weekend in commencement ceremonies on the Hill. The 34 student-athletes represent 14 sports, and the average cumulative grade point average of the group is 3.07.

The degrees obtained by the student-athletes this weekend include mechanical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, marketing, sociology, health care administration, history, physical education and sport management, among many others. Six of the 34 are obtaining master's degrees.

A total of 108 WKU student-athletes have graduated in the past calendar year, with 74 earning their degrees in May 2013.

The cumulative GPA of all 379 WKU student-athletes is 3.05, and 200 student-athletes, 53 percent, are maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Twelve of WKU’s 15 sport programs hold a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better, and four 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 nine-consecutive years.

WKU Student-Athletes Graduating This Weekend
Sport    Name    Degree
Baseball    Ryan Crabtree    Physical Education
Baseball    Brandon Higdon    Interdisciplinary Studies
Baseball    Steven Hodgins    Marketing
Baseball    Kori Petri    Master of Business Administration
Men's Swimming    Jonathan Field    Mechanical Engineering
Men's Swimming    William Varley    History
Men's Tennis    Bobby Whitmer    Health Care Administration
Soccer    Amanda Buechel    Master of Science (Sports Administration)
Soccer    Taryn O'Shea    Psychology
Softball    Karavin Dew    Elementary Education
Softball    Shelby Taylor    Elementary Education
Softball    Natasha Winchester    Nursing
Football    Antonio Andrews    Interdisciplinary Studies
Football    Austin Baker    Communication Studies
Football    Ryan Beard    Master of Science (Sports Administration)
Football    Jamarielle Brown    Sociology
Football    Tyler Bruce    Mathematics
Football    William Franks    Sociology
Football    Tyran Golden    Master of Arts (Criminology)
Football    Bryson Hall    Interdisciplinary Studies
Football    Edward Hazelett    Sociology
Football    Zane Karrer    Sport Management
Football    Joseph Stockton    Interdisciplinary Studies
Football    Calvin Washington    Interdisciplinary Studies
Football    Jeremy White    Exercise Science
Football    Vincent Williams    Communication Studies
Men's Golf    William Beard    Master of Accountancy
Women's Basketball    Bianca McGee    Interdisciplinary Studies
Volleyball    Janee Diggins    Sociology
Women's Tennis    Mckinley Mason    Chemistry
Track/Cross Country    Kyle Chettleburgh    Master of Science (Sports Administration)
Track/Cross Country    Houston Croney    Exercise Science
Track/Cross Country    Eimear O'Brien    Exceptional Education
Track/Cross Country    Victoria Mayfield    Exercise Science