Tennessee sees 20 Vols, Lady Vols graduate

KNOXVILLE - Continuing the University of Tennessee's commitment to comprehensive excellence both on the field and in the classroom, a total of 20 University of Tennessee student-athletes participated in the institution's commencement ceremonies and received their diplomas Friday morning.

The university-wide fall commencement ceremonies began at 9 a.m. Friday morning at Thompson-Boling Arena.

"Excellence in the classroom by our student-athletes is at the core of our mission to inspire," said Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart. "We are proud of the collective accomplishment of the 20 student-athletes graduating today, and we look forward to following their future successes."

Listed below is the comprehensive list of the 2013 Tennessee student-athlete December graduates:


Joseph Ayres - Finance (Entrepreneurship)

Alex Bullard - Psychology

Maurice Couch - Sociology

Tyler Drummer - English Literature

Gregory Grieco -Kinesiology

Daniel Hood - Management (Entrepreneurship)

Ja'Wuan James - Sociology

Byron Moore - Sociology

Michael Palardy - Communication Studies

Marlon Walls - Sociology


Jennifer Bailey - Exercise Science


Ashlee Burt - Master of Science, Kinesiology (Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior)

Caroline Capocaccia - Kinesiology

Jessica Rolfs - Logistics, Dual Concentration in Statistics

Swimming and Diving:

Jodie McGroarty - Master of Science, Communication Studies (Communication and Information)

Michael Wright - Master of Science, Kinesiology (Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior)

Men's Tennis:

John Collins - History

Track and Field:

Elizabeth Tiller Hagler - Master of Business Administration

Alex McCandless - Psychology


Whitney Heeres - Special Education (Communication Disorders)

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CASEXX writes:

Wow!!! Not a single comment on all of these Volunteers achieving a major goal in life. Very sad.

Congratulations all. You've taken a big step toward a successful and happy life.

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