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Twenty-Five Clemson Student-Athletes Earn Degrees
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  12/19/2013

CLEMSON, SC - Tajh Boyd and Brianna Rollins, two of the more celebrated Clemson student-athletes in recent history, earned their respective undergraduate degrees on Thursday during graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.  They were among 25 Clemson student-athletes who earned degrees.

Boyd was among seven current or former Clemson football players who graduated.  Fourteen Clemson players on the roster for the Discover Orange Bowl game with Ohio State will have graduated when the two teams meet on January 3.

Boyd has led Clemson to a 10-2 record and a second bid to a BCS bowl in the last three years.  He has quarterbacked Clemson to an ACC Championship, three top 25 seasons and has been named the ACC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American over his career.

Josh Watson and Quandon Christian were two other starters on the Clemson football team who graduated on Thursday.  Additionally, active team members David Fulmer, C.J. Jones and Julian Patton also earned degrees.  Former Tiger Jamie Cumbie also received his diploma this day.

Rollins earned her degree just one day after she was named the female recipient of the Bowerman Trophy. That honor goes to the top male and female track athletes in the nation each year, the Heisman Trophy of collegiate track & field.

Rollins put together a season for the history books in 2013. She was the NCAA Champion in both the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles, and established collegiate records in both events.

Former Clemson baseball players Kevin Brady, John Hinson and Scott Weisman also earned their degrees on Thursday. All were members of Clemson's 2010 College World Series team.

Clemson Student-Athletes Who Graduated on December 19, 2013
Student-Athlete Sport Major
Kevin Brady Baseball Special Education
John Hinson Baseball Secondary Education
Scott Weismann Baseball Management
Tajh Boyd Football Sociology
Quandon Christian Football Sociology
Jamie Cumbie Football Sociology
David Fulmer Football Marketing
C.J. Jones Football Graphic Communications
Julian Patton Football Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Josh Watson Football Sociology
Alex Stockinger Men's Soccer Economics
Zachary Rigsby Men's Tennis Management
Joel White Men's Track & Field Economics
Bailey Warren Diving Sociology
Laura Basadonna Rowing Management
Caroline Thomas Rowing Genetics
Brittany Beaumont Women's Soccer Communication Studies
Vanessa Laxgang Women's Soccer Psychology
Tabitha Padgett Women's Soccer English
Raquel Raybon Women's Swimming Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Whitney Fountain Women's Track & Field Sociology
Brianna Rollins Women's Track & Field Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.
Natalie Patzin Volleyball Bioengineering
Kamryn Sherman Volleyball Political Science


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