WASHINGTON - The 147th Gallaudet University commencement on Friday, May 12, celebrated hundreds of students receiving their respective degrees. In the graduating class there are 25 Bison student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns/workers that received their degrees at the Field House before a packed crowd.
The 25 graduates are confirmed student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns/workers that were on an active athletic roster/staff during the 2016-17 season and met their degree requirements completed August 2016, December 2016, May 2017 or slated for completion in August 2017. Of the 25 athletic graduates, seven graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude). Sean Fenton of the football team graduated with University Honors.
This year's 25 athletic undergraduates are split with 13 women and 12 men. Of the 25 graduates seven received their masters while 18 received bachelor degrees. All 14 varsity sports had at least one graduate. Men's track and field and women's cross country led the way with four graduates. Men's cross country, women's soccer and women's track and field had three graduates. Football, men's basketball, men's soccer and women's swimming and diving had two graduates. Baseball, men's swimming and diving, softball, women's basketball and women's volleyball had one.
Three assistant coaches graduated this year including Shelby Bean (masters), Ann Whited (masters) and Meghan Maiwald (bachelors). The GU Sports Information Office had two graduates led by master's degree recipient William Lovik, who served as graduate assistant for the past year. Five total graduate assistants graduated this year; Katie Giles (swimming), Lovik, Hayley McLemore (cross country/track & field), Kelly Simcik (women's basketball) and Layton Seeber (men's basketball).
The Gallaudet athletics department also wants to congratulate 50 former student-athletes that completed their degrees and graduated on Friday.
For more information visit the Gallaudet commencement web page: www.gallaudet.edu/commencement.html.
147th Gallaudet University Commencement
Graduating Student-Athletes, Coaches, Graduate Assistants, Team Managers
Master of Arts/Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work/Master of Science
||Football/Track & Field
|Katherine Giles||Swimming & Diving||Graduate Assistant|
|William Lovik||Sports Information Office||Graduate Assistant|
|Hayley McLemore||Cross Country/Track & Field||Graduate Assistant|
||Women's Basketball||Graduate Assistant|
|Robyn Weintraub||Sports Information Office||Student-Worker|
|Ann Whited||Women's Volleyball||Assistant Coach|
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
||Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field
|LaQuita Carroll||Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field||Student-Athlete|
||Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field
|John Isaacson^||Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field||Student-Athlete|
|Rodney Lebon||Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field||Student-Athlete|
||Men's Swimming and Diving||Student-Athlete|
|Meghan Maiwald*||Women's Soccer||Assistant Coach|
|Rood Metellus||Men's Soccer||Student-Athlete|
||Women's Swimming and Diving||Student-Athlete|
||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete
|Layton Seeber||Men's Basketball||Graduate Assistant|
The above list contains confirmed student-athletes that played or coached for a GU athletic team during the 2016-17 school year.
% - University Honors
# - Summa Cum Laude
^ - Magna Cum Laude
* - Cum Laude