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Thirty-One Student-Athletes to Participate in Fall Graduation

D'Ana McCarty graduates as the first repeat national champion in school history.
D'Ana McCarty graduates as the first repeat national champion in school history.

Dec. 16, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Although we may know them best for their performances on their respective playing surfaces, 31 current or former University of Louisville student-athletes will be recognized for their efforts in the classroom, participating in the fall graduation Friday night at the KFC Yum! Center.

A total of 14 different teams will be represented at Friday's ceremony, with football leading the way with seven graduates and men's soccer boasting five. The group consists of three All-Americans - Neil Holland (baseball), D'Ana McCarty (track and field) and Chinwe Okoro (track and field) - and one national champion in McCarty, who became the school's first repeat national champion by winning the weight throw in 2009 and 2010.

Below is a list of graduates based on their respective sports:

Baseball
J.J. Ethel
Neil Holland

Football
Bobby Burns
John Clark
Patrick Grant
Hector Hernandez
Kenneth Jaboin
Will Stein
Greg Scruggs

Men's Soccer
Andre Boudreaux
Jimmy Crick
Mark Knight
Ryan McDonald
Kenney Walker

Men's Swimming & Diving
Ryan Cox

Men's Track & Field / Cross Country
Weston Banks
Matt Bruce (track and cross country)

Rowing
Tara Burns
Kira Lawson
Allison Siu
Lauren Speelman

Softball
Chelsea Bemis
Colby Wherry

Volleyball
Gosia Lech

Women's Basketball
Keshia Hines

Women's Soccer
Jennifer Jones

Women's Swimming & Diving
Cristyn Collier

Women's Track & Field
D'Ana McCarty
Chinwe Okoro

Houston/Bridgeman Fellows Degree Completion Program
Joe Jacoby (football, 1978-80)
Andrew Robinson (football, 2007-09)