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30 Western Carolina Student-Athletes Receive Degrees in Commencement Ceremony

May 12, 2008

Cullowhee, N.C. - There were 30 Western Carolina student-athletes who had their degrees conferred at the graduation ceremony held May 10 in the Ramsey Center. The Catamount student-athletes were part of the largest graduation in Western Carolina University history with over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their diplomas.

Two Western Carolina soccer student-athletes graduated with honors - Melissa Berry (sport management) and Bailey Culp (international business) each graduated Magna Cum Laude. Track and Field led the way with seven graduates and soccer followed with five.

Western Carolina women's basketball saw four of its most decorated seniors leave the university with degrees. Chevon Keith, Monique Dawson, Jessika Johnson and Ashley Pellom led the Lady Catamounts to a Southern Conference Tournament Championship, a SoCon regular season title, twice broke the school record for wins in a season (24 in 2006-07 and 25 in 2007-08) and helped the squad pick up its first win over a ranked opponent with a victory over No. 21/22 Louisville.

 

Track & Field

Ashten Bennett (Engineering)

David Bowles (Business Administration and Law)

Tangelia Johnson (Criminal Justice)

Nicole Lopez (Sociology)

Raquel Ramseur (Marketing)

Brooke Saddler (Social Work)

Kerrie Savery (Biology)

 

Football

Shamar Allen (Management)

Mordecai Ornguze (Marketing)

Jermeko Watson (Finance/Accounting)

Jacob Wilson (Sociology)

 

Soccer

Lauren Atkinson (Communications)

Melissa Berry (Sport Management - Magna Cume Laude)

Bailey Culp (International Business - Magna Cum Laude)

Heather Dittmer (Spanish/Business Administration)

Tammy Jones (Athletic Training)

 

Women's Basketball

Monique Dawson (Communications)

Jessika Johnson (Sociology)

Chevon Keith (Sociology)

Ashley Pellom (Psychology)

 

Cheerleading

Bobby Fotopoulos - (Marketing)

 

Men's Basketball

Arnold Gore (Criminal Justice)

Eric Wilson (Entrepreneurship)

 

Tennis

Trish Hanson (Communications)

Susan Sjokvist (Finance)

Mariona Jane (International Business)

 

Baseball

Richard Larrimore (Natural Resource Conservation and Management)

John McDaniel (Construction Management)

 

Volleyball

Krista Neumann (English)

 

Women's Golf

Malin Fryk (Sport Managment)

 

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