Forty-seven Utah State student-athletes set to graduate this weekend

LOGAN, Utah ­ Utah State University’s 123rd undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 47 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2009-10 academic year. Utah State’s student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Western Athletic Conference with an 85 percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.07 grade-point average. During the 2009-10 academic year, USU has had 84 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 157 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA. During the 2008-09 academic year, Utah State had 181 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors. 2010 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates Football Jacob Actkinson, Entrepreneurship Alan Bishop, Exercise Science Xavier Bowman, Psychology James Brindley, Finance Adrian Bybee, Finance & Economics Marquis Charles, Interdisciplinary Studies Jonathon Darrah, Interdisciplinary Studies Darby Golden, Interdisciplinary Studies Chase Griffiths, Finance Nnamdi Gwacham, Exercise Magnum Mauga, Interdisciplinary Studies Antonio May, Interdisciplinary Studies Brennan McFadden, Interdisciplinary Studies Jeremy Mitchell, Interdisciplinary Studies Omar Sawyer, Exercise Science Patrick Scales, Finance Chris Ulinski, Finance & Economics Chris Williams, Interdisciplinary Studies Zac Zimmerman, Interdisciplinary Studies Golf Brandon Broadhead, Master of Business Administration Gymnastics Heather Heinrich, Management Information Systems Men’s Basketball Matt Formisano, Political Science Tai Wesley, Interdisciplinary Studies Women’s Basketball Nicole Johnson, Accounting Lydia Whitehead, Corporate Wellness, masters Tahara Williams, Sociology Soccer Lindsey Smart, Human Movement Science Erin Salmon, Interdisciplinary Studies Sydne Porter-Garner, Business Softball Emily Reilly, Human Movement Science Stacey Ellingsworth, Interdisciplinary Studies Men’s Tennis Matt Braithwaite, History Women’s Tennis Hailey Swenson, Marketing Britney Watts, Art Men’s Track & Field Palmer Hawkins, Mechanical Engineering Nick Karren, Interdisciplinary Studies Dylan Nielson, Interdisciplinary Studies Casey Parker, Management and Human Resources Steven Strickland, Spanish Lukasz Wicha, Exercise Science Women’s Track & Field Elaine Connolly, Art Jen Day, Nutrition and Food Sciences Kimkio Griffth, Exercise Science Shanna Nielson, Exercise Science Erin Stratton, Exercise Science Volleyball Lori Wilson-Beckstrom, Family, Consumer and Human Development Melissa Osterloh, English Teaching -USU-

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