Tennessee Graduates 29 Student-Athletes

Jan. 14, 2013

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With the institution's final degree certification process for the fall semester of 2012 now complete, the University of Tennessee announced that 29 student-athletes have fulfilled graduation requirements, including four who have completed graduate degrees.

The overall student-athlete GPA for the Fall 2012 semester was 2.97, an increase from the 2.94 posted in the Spring 2012 semester. The cumulative UT student-athlete GPA stands at 3.02. A total of 22 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 72 percent earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher, 51 percent earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 26 percent were at or above the 3.5 threshold.

Additionally, two former student-athletes returned to UT and completed their degree requirements through the Renewing Academic Commitment (RAC) program, including Boris Conkic from men's tennis and former Vol football player and 10-year NFL player David Martin.

Of the 16 Tennessee athletic teams, 11 posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2012 semester and also hold a cumulative GPA above 3.0.

The following is a list of Fall 2012 student-athlete graduates:

Davis Morgan, Communication Studies
Chris Pierce, Political Science

Men's Golf
Garrick Porteous, Studio Art
Darren Renwick, Logistics

Women's Golf
Nathalie Mansson, Sociology

Corey Alexander, Political Science
Carson Anderson, Management
Willie Bohannon, Psychology
Steven Fowlkes, Sociology
David Martin, Sociology (RAC)
Chip Rhome, Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Zach Rogers, Logistics
Marsalis Teague, Recreation/Sport Management
Dallas Thomas, Sociology
Prentiss Waggner, Sociology
Rod Wilks, Sociology

Erika Lauderdale, Kinesiology

Melissa Brown, Kinesiology

Men's Swimming and Diving
Jimmy Dabney, Master's in Kinesiology
Ricky Henahan, Psychology

Women's Swimming and Diving
Kirstyn Colonias, Psychology
Jenny Connolly, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Men's Tennis
Boris Conkic, Sport Management (RAC)

Men's Track and Field
Varick Tucker, Finance

Women's Track and Field
Elizabeth Altizer, Biological Sciences
Sarah (Bowman) Brown, Master's in Public Relations
Ally Colvin, Kinesiology
Liz Costello, Master's in Environmental Engineering
Jená Murphy, Master's in Kinesiology

Team Fall '12 GPA        Cumulative GPA
Baseball 2.83 2.83
Basketball, Men 2.39 2.55
Basketball, Women 2.84 2.75
Football 2.49 2.59
Golf, Men 3.43 3.36
Golf, Women 3.40 3.38
Rowing 3.27 3.30
Soccer 3.19 3.18
Softball 3.42 3.35
Swimming, Men 3.00 3.03
Swimming, Women 3.35 3.24
Tennis, Men 3.18 3.33
Tennis, Women 3.35 3.52
Track and Field, Men 2.90 2.75
Track and Field, Women 3.07 3.05
Volleyball 3.30 3.45


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