Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:36

App State Graduates 61 Total Student Athletes

Appalachian State held its 2019 spring commencement ceremonies May 10-11, and 61 current and former Mountaineer student-athletes received a bachelor's or master's degree from the university.

Every App State sport boasted a graduate over the weekend, including the Sun Belt champion football and women's cross country teams, as well as the Sun Belt regular-season champion women's tennis team and the Southern Conference regular-season champion wrestling team.

Many graduates were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual Senior Dinner on Thursday night, where they celebrated with their coaches, academic advisors, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin and other members of the App State athletics administration.

Women's cross country, winner of the 2019 APPSY for Team Academic Excellence, graduates six seniors, Katelyn Butler, Emily Fedders, Phylissa Greeley, Sarah Hoffert, Erin Jameson, and Elisa Sargent.

The App State softball and track & field teams, who were both out of town last weekend at their respective Sun Belt Championships, held their own graduation ceremonies. The five graduating seniors of the Mountaineer baseball team were recognized prior to their series finale against South Alabama on Sunday.

Since its 2014-15 transition to the Sun Belt Conference for all but two sports (wrestling and field hockey), App State has paced the league in academic performance among its student-athletes. In the 2016-17 academic year, App State won the Sun Belt Institutional Graduation Rate Award for the second time in three years. The Mountaineers totaled 95 student-athletes on the Commissioner's List (3.5+ GPA) and 115 on the Academic Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA) after the 2017-18 academic year. This month, App State led all Sun Belt schools with a school record 14 teams that achieved a perfect 1,000 single-year APR score.

May & August 2019 Graduates:

BASEBALL
Luke Allison Supply Chain Management May
Kaleb Bowman Management August
CJ Brown Cell/Molecular Biology May
Bobby Hampton Exercise Science May
Riley Smith Criminal Justice August

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Ronshad Shabazz Criminal Justice May
Trey Ford Psychology May
Bennett Holley Management May
Nick Hough Communication Studies May
Tyrell Johnson Sustainable Technology August
Jake Wilson Communication May
Kevin Kerley Accounting May

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Madi Story Communication Disorders May
Anna Perez Gomez Political Science May
Bayley Plummer Criminal Justice August

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK & FIELD
Peter Kenn Exercise Science May
Elliott Graves Construction Management May

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK & FIELD
K'Lynn Beal Criminal Justice May
Katelyn Butler Exercise Science May
Hannah Emery Sustainable Development May
Emily Fedders Geology May
Phylissa Greeley Exercise Science May
Sarah Hoffert Nutrition August
Lainey Hunnicutt Exercise Science May
Erin Jameson Nutrition August
Sofia San Miguel Management May
Ila Mumford Exercise Science August
Elisa Sargent Communication May

FIELD HOCKEY
Keighly Adams Public Health August
Sarah Heiss Biochemistry May

FOOTBALL
Mock Adams Recreation Management May
Jake Easter Management (BSBA) May
Josh Houser Marketing (BSBA) May
Jalin Moore Management May
Devin Papenheim Building Sciences August

MEN'S GOLF
Chance Watson Management May
Alex Burris Finance & Banking May

WOMEN'S GOLF
Joliana Elias Marketing May

MEN'S SOCCER
Ian Bennett Exercise Science May
Felix Kollmannthaler Economics May

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Alexa Asher Public Health August
Emmily Cowie Exercise Science May
Jessica Easley Social Work May
Kat Greer Exercise Science May
Sarah Murphy Exercise Science May
Sarah Moon English May
Jamie Palermo Psychology May

SOFTBALL
Maddy Bloom Electronic Media May
Jenny Dodd Health Care Management May
Megan Walker Exercise Science May

MEN'S TENNIS
Alex Brea Finance May
Campbell Stone Sustainable Technology August

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Heidi Swope Electronic Media/Broadcasting May
Jeannez Daniel Applied Data Analytics August

VOLLEYBALL
Sydney Hinds Criminal Justice August
Melissa McMath Graphic Arts & Imaging August
Becky Porter Cell/Molecular Biology May
Jenna Talbert Chemistry May

WRESTLING
Irvin Enriquez Recreational Management August
Angel Najar Recreational Management August
Michael Elliott Criminal Justice Dec. 2018

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