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.
|Clemson Student-Athletes Who Graduated on December 19, 2013|
|Kevin Brady||Baseball||Special Education|
|John Hinson||Baseball||Secondary Education|
|C.J. Jones||Football||Graphic Communications|
|Julian Patton||Football||Parks, Rec. & Tourism Mgt.|
|Alex Stockinger||Men's Soccer||Economics|
|Zachary Rigsby||Men's Tennis||Management|
|Joel White||Men's Track & Field||Economics|
|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.|
|Kamryn Sherman||Volleyball||Political Science|