COLLEGE STATION, TX -- Among the 3,750 Texas A&M degree candidates set to participate in three commencement ceremonies on the main campus this weekend at Reed Arena are 42 Aggie student-athletes.
“Earning a college degree is one of the main reasons our young people accept an athletic scholarship to attend Texas A&M,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “These young people have put in a lot of time, effort and dedication to achieve this milestone. We could not be more proud of them. Also, I would like to congratulate their families and the people who have supported them throughout their lives.”
“I have been impressed with our student-athletes in not only achieving great success on the various playing fields, but in their participation in community events such as Aggies Can, Toys for Tots, coat drives and speaking to various schools about the importance of education and doing your best in all areas,” Hyman continued. “These student-athletes are great representatives of Texas A&M and we are all very proud of them.”
Commencement ceremonies at Reed Arena are set for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday with a 9 a.m. Saturday ceremony scheduled as well. The Saturday ceremony will include the commissioning of approximately 30 members of the Corps of Cadets into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Texas A&M has established a new tradition as graduating veterans will be presented special red, white and blue cords in recognition for their service to their country. While all veterans receiving degrees will be eligible for the special recognition, military regulations prohibit wearing any such items by personnel who are in uniforms, including members of the Corps of Cadets. However, all veterans who will be in academic regalia are invited to wear their new cords at the commencement ceremonies.
DECEMBER 2012 TEXAS A&M GRADUATES
Allen, Jud Men’s Track & Field
Arthur, Scott Baseball
Barrera, Stephen Football
Benac, David Women’s Basketball Practice Squad
Cetina, Raul Men’s Track & Field
Conner, Alyssa Women’s Swimming & Diving
Davenport, Joseph Women’s Basketball Practice Squad
Duncan, Dominique Women’s Track & Field
Ferguson, Matthew Men’s Swimming & Diving
Gardner, Robert Football
Gomez, Jonathan Men’s Track & Field
Grabein, Abigail Equestrian
Hamilton, Katie Soccer
Hunter, Trent Football
Ische, Eric Women’s Basketball Practice Squad
Jackson, Kenny Baseball
Jones, Byron Football
Lewis, John Men’s Tennis
Lewis, Patrick Football
Majewski, Megan Soccer
Mathis, Jonathan Football
McMullen, Jessica Equestrian
*McNorton, Kasey Women’s Track & Field
Montgomery, Mike Football
Moorehead, Roy Football
Mutschler, Samuel Men’s Track & Field
Nel, Grant Men’s Swimming & Diving
Peck, Brandon Women’s Basketball Practice Squad
Regone, Christine Women’s Swimming & Diving
Robinson, Brennan Football
Shaw, Geoffrey Men’s Golf
Singleton, Tiffany Women’s Track & Field
*Sommer, Maria Women’s Swimming & Diving
*Standley, Randi Equestrian
Stewart, Lakeidra Women’s Track & Field
Sutherland, Andrea Women’s Track & Field
Terrell, Steven Football
Villarreal, Natalie Softball
Walker, Michael Football
Webb, Megan Equestrian
West, Bethany Soccer
Xiques, Paul Men’s Swimming & Diving
*Designates graduate degree.
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