UT Announces Fall Student-Athlete Grads
Volleyball SEC Champions DeeDee Harrison and Kayla Jeter have fun in front of the camera

Volleyball SEC Champions DeeDee Harrison and Kayla Jeter have fun in front of the camera

Dec. 19, 2011

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Nineteen University of Tennessee student-athletes received degrees as part of fall graduation which took place on Dec. 9.

"The academic success of our student-athletes is of the highest priority within the department of athletics," said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. "Our newest Tennessee graduates are well-prepared for the challenges they will face moving forward."

This year's graduates include Jonathan Brown and Shawn Bryson, two former football student-athletes who returned to campus and completed their degree requirements through the Thornton Center's Renewing Academic Commitment (RAC) program. Brown lettered in football in the 1994-97 seasons. Bryson competed with the Vols from 1995-98, serving as a captain in his senior season.

The RAC program assists former student-athletes by providing advice on remaining degree requirements, course scheduling, tutoring, employment and internship opportunities, as well as use of the Thornton Center for their everyday needs.

The following is a list of 2011 Tennessee student-athlete fall graduates:

Player, Sport, Major
Jonathan Brown, Football (RAC), Psychology
Shawn Bryson, Football (RAC), Political Science
Grace Cuenin, Soccer, Special Education
Tanya Emerson, Soccer, Child & Family Studies
Art Evans, Football, Interdisciplinary Programs
Brent Freeman, Football, Master's in Business Administration
Scott Friderichs, Swimming & Diving, Communication Studies
DeeDee Harrison, Volleyball, Sport Management
Kayla Jeter, Volleyball, Sociology
Mattias Kahlin, Swimming & Diving, Biological Sciences
Alicia Manning, Basketball, Sport Management
Brittany Napoli, Track & Field, Psychology
Maria Sorbello, Tennis, Communication Studies
Melissa Speros, Soccer, Hotel Restaurant & Tourism
Michael Spooner, Track & Field, Communication Studies
Cameron Tatum, Basketball, Interdisciplinary Programs
Daryl Vereen, Football, Psychology
Tricia Weaner, Swimming & Diving, Finance and Enterprise Management
Scott Wherry, Swimming & Diving, Master's in Biomedical Engineering



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