Dec. 17, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They excelled both in athletics and the classroom at the University of Louisville. On Thursday, 43 current or former student-athletes participated in the fall graduation ceremony in Freedom Hall.
A total of 14 different teams were recognized at the ceremony, with football leading the way, boasting 11 graduates.
The class features multiple award winners and All-Americans. Football's Hakeem Smith was recognized in 2010 as a Rivals.com first team All-American and a Phil Steele freshman second team All-American. A pair of volleyball players - Lola Arslanbekova and Gwen Rucker - earned AVCA All-America honors last week, while baseball's Thomas Royse and Phil Wunderlich earned All-America honors during their careers.
Renardo Foster, who graduated through the Houston/Bridgeman Fellows Degree Completion Program, spent four years in the National Football League. He had stints with the Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints.
Below is a list of graduates based on their respective sports:
Men's Golf (1)
Men's Soccer (2)
Men's Swimming and Diving (1)
Men's Tennis (2)
Men's Track and Field (1)
Women's Rowing (1)
Women's Soccer (1)
Women's Softball (1)
Women's Swimming and Diving (5)
Women's Track and Field (1)
Women's Volleyball (3)
Houston/Bridgeman Fellows Degree Completion Program (2)
Gerald Crafts (football)
Renardo Foster (football)