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Twenty-Four Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement

Dec. 18, 2017

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina Athletics had 24 student-athletes participate in the University's annual Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16 held at the Ramsey Center with both a morning and an afternoon session.

Of the 24 student-athletes, four graduated with honors including volleyball senior Gabby Edmondson who graduated summa cum laude -- or "with greatest honor." Three former Catamounts received their graduate Master's degrees including former football players Darius Ramsey and London Richardson, as well as Genevieve Emrick, who participated in women's track & field.

Below is the list of former Western Carolina student-athletes and their degrees:

BASEBALL
Bryson Bowman, BSBA; Sport Management
Chad Mabini, BSBA; Sport Management
B.J. Nobles, BSED; Health and Physical Education

CROSS COUNTRY
Tommy Connell, BS; Parks & Recreation Management

FOOTBALL
Brandon Berridge, BSBA; Entrepreneurship
Matt Degraffenreid, BS; Psychology
James Foushee, BSBA; Management
Hunter Jacobs, BSBA; Sport Management and BSBA; Marketing
Sheldon Kinard, BSBA; Computer Information Systems
Fred Mooring, BS; Communication
Trey Morgan, BSBA; Sport Management
Detrez Newsome, BSBA; Marketing
Darius Ramsey, MAC; Accountancy -- Master's degree
London Richardson, MBA; Business Administration -- Master's degree
Shane Samuels, BS; Biology
Tyler Sexton, BS; Entrepreneurship
Tahjai Watt, BSBA; Business Administration and Law
Avery Worsham, BS; Psychology

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Sheridan Caudle, BA; English -- magna cum laude and BSED; English -- magna cum laude
Kasey Cooke, BS; Recreational Therapy -- magna cum laude
Carly Tinstman, BSBA; Business Administration & Law and BSBA; Sport Management

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Chenell Bryan, BS; Recreational Therapy and BS; Psychology -- cum laude
Genevieve (Emrick) Hicks, MHS; Health Sciences -- Master's degree

VOLLEYBALL
Gabby Edmondson, BS; Criminal Justice -- summa cum laude

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