82 Tech student-athletes set to graduate

A list of the 82 Georgia Tech student-athletes, trainers and managers graduating Saturday, courtesy of the Tech sports information department.

Bachelor of Science

Name                                         Major                                                                 Sport

LaQuananisha Adams              History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Corey Aitken                             Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC

Melanie Akwule                       Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC

Christa Bagley                           Business Administration                                 Cheer

Shannon Bear                           Biochemistry                                                     Softball

Mo Bennett                               History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Sunny Brewer                           Business Administration                                 Cheer

Samuel Brown                          Civil Engineering                                              Manager

Alison Campbell                       International Affairs                                        Volleyball

Nick Claytor                               Management                                                    Football

Hillary Davis                              Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC/Tennis

Danielle Dike                            Science, Technology and Culture                 Softball

Kristen Dornstauder                Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Women’s Swimming

Matthew Duane                       Polymer & Fiber Engineering                        Cheer

Mario Edwards                         History, Technology & Society                       Football

Andy Elakman                           Business Administration                                 Football

Eric Elder                                   Biochemistry                                                     Football

Alexander Erickson                 Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

Jordan Evans                             Business Administration                                 Women’s Swimming

Austin Flanary                           Mechanical Engineering                                 Football

Marcus Fondon                        Computer Science                                           Manager/Trainer

Zach Fraysier                            Business Administration                                 Football

Joe Fulton                                  Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

Ryan Gomba                              Computer Science                                           Men’s Track/XC

Sasha Goodlett                         History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Geoff Greco                              Business Administration                                 Football

Heidi Hatteberg                        Aerospace Engineering                                  Women’s Swimming

Robert Hogan                           Building Construction                                      Football

Farah Khemani                         Aerospace Engineering                                  Cheer

Betsy Kim                                   Public Policy                                                Women’s Track/XC

Mary Kownack                          Nuclear & Radiological Engineering             Women’s Track/XC

Thea Kromer                             History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Swimming

Kate Kuzma                               Business Administration                                 Softball

Margeaux Leighton                 Business Administration                                 Cheer

Caitlin Lewis                              Biology                                                           Women’s Swimming

Caroline Lilley                           Business Administration                                 Women’s Tennis

Hsinyu Lin                                  Industrial Engineering                                     Cheer

Jon Lockhart                             Management                                                    Football

Antonio McKay, Jr.                   Management                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Daniel McKayhan                     Management                                                    Football

Jhanelle McLeod                      Economics                                                         Women’s Track/XC

Maureen McMeekin               Mechanical Engineering                                 Women’s Track/XC

D.J. McMillan                            Management                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Nick McNutt                              Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Men’s Track/XC

Nick McRae                               Management                                                    Football

Miguel Muguruza                     Industrial Engineering                                     Men’s Tennis

Leslie Njoku                              Building Construction                                      Women’s Track/XC

Erin O’Donnell                          Business Administration                                 Women’s Swimming

Hen Pauker                               Industrial Engineering                                     Women’s Swimming

Rebecca Payne                         Business Administration                                 Cheer/Trainer

Embry Peeples                         Management                                                    Football

Nigel Plummer                          Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

Kristine Priebe                         Public Policy                                                     Softball

Maxwell Randolph                   Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

Ty Rawlings                                Industrial Engineering                                     Football

Chelsea Regins                         Science, Technology and Culture                 Women’s Basketball

Brian Robbins                           Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

James Robinson                        Business Administration                                 Baseball

Rick Scheff                                Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

John Showalter                         Aerospace Engineering                                  Men’s Swimming

Keren Siebner                          Industrial Engineering                                     Women’s Swimming

Jessica Simmon-Bolog             Industrial Engineering                                     Cheer

Margaret Singletary                 Business Administration                                 Cheer

Philip Smith                               Management                                                    Football

Jason Stott                                 Chemical Engineering                                     Cheer

Carson Swanson                       Biomedical Engineering                                  Cheer

Zachary Tillman                        Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Men’s Swimming

Travis Wagner                          Biology                                                               Men’s Swimming

Rachael Wallace                       Mathematics                                                     Manager

Metra Walthour                       Science, Technology and Culture                 Women’s Basketball

Richard Watson                        Management                                                    Football

Kelsi Weseman                         Industrial Engineering                                     Softball

James White                             Management                                                    Golf

Antonio Wilson                        Management                                                    Football

Marcus Wright                         Management                                                    Football

Master’s

Name                                         Concentration                                                  Sport

Hunter Clasen                           Science (EAS)                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Jill Davis                                     International Affairs                                        Women’s Track/XC

Brian Dempsey                         Business Administration                                 Baseball

Kelsey Duffy                              Chemical Engineering                                     Men’s Swimming

Luke Haag                                  Business Administration                                 Cheer

Jose Muguruza                         Business Administration                                 Men’s Tennis

Andy Nguyen                            Business Administration                                 Men’s Track/XC

103 comments Add your comment

Tech Man

May 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

Congrats to all the graduates!

Ramblin Man

May 3rd, 2012
10:17 am

Congrats. Good luck with your futures

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

Wow…Nick Claytor came back and got his degree! Good on ya mate…

NiquePhotog

May 3rd, 2012
10:48 am

Congrats to all! A true achievement that should not be overlooked. I couldn’t imagine being able to dedicate all that time to sports while getting an engr. degree.

A good read:

http://www.fromtherumbleseat.com/2012/5/3/2994830/dear-georgia-tech-graduates-i-bet-you-feel-like-a-badass-dont-you

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
10:52 am

If only Georgia Tech didn’t have demanding degrees like History, Technology and Society. Then they could compete with the “Football Factories.”

Georgia Tech=JOKE.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
10:56 am

“If only Georgia Tech didn’t have demanding degrees like History, Technology and Society. Then they could compete with the “Football Factories.”

dwagfan’s understanding of the difference between Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science=JOKE

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
10:58 am

Terrific news.

Also noticed Marcus Wright graduated. Aside from Nesbitt, he was always my favorite.

Brock

May 3rd, 2012
11:01 am

dawgfan, were you just born AN a-hole or simply born OUT OF AN a-hole? I’ve never seen an ass maggot get so much satisfaction of posting on a tech blog.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
11:03 am

GS…Marcus Wright is transferring to Larry Coker’s new program at UT-SA correct? I believe Wright is originially from San Antonio.

gt lee

May 3rd, 2012
11:05 am

dwagfan = colostomy bag

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
11:07 am

I knew that he was transferring but not where, only that I was really disappointed when he didn’t play last season.

Fargo

May 3rd, 2012
11:08 am

@dawgfan – atleast they have a degree. Wish I could say that about you.
dawgfan’s IQ = Snookie’s IQ

www

May 3rd, 2012
11:09 am

History, Technology and Society still requires more math and science classes than dwagfan has ever taken.

and will get graduates better jobs than dwagfan will ever have.

bitter much, ya obsesive georgia tech football online stalker?

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
11:41 am

I’m not bashing the degree. I’m sure its great. I’m just bashing the crybaby sore loser Techies who constantly make nothing but excuses for their football program. Its a complete lie and a myth. History, Science and Technology majors have to take one math class and two science classes. That’s it. I just looked it up. Tech fans claim that this alone holds back their football program. If Tech does not have a good recruiting class, which it almost never does, Tech fans blame it on academics. If Tech loses a football game, which it often does, Tech fans blame it on academics. Tech fans claim that all good football players are too dumb to handle one math class and two science classes. Tech fans claim that 55% of their football players never graduate because History, Technology and Society is too difficult for them

Tech fans are just a total joke. That’s my only point. Congrats to all the graduates.

K

May 3rd, 2012
11:57 am

Dawgfan, You just showed your true lack of intelligence!

collegeballfan

May 3rd, 2012
11:57 am

The value of a degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology has been reaffirmed in a big way. Georgia Tech is number one on SmartMoney Magazine’s list of the best 50 colleges based on return of tuition investment.

The magazine collected median pay figures from two pools of alumni, recent grads and those alums 15 years out from obtaining their degrees. This was compared with the actual cost of tuition. From this information, SmartMoney created a “Payback Score,” reflecting an actual return on tuition investment.

Based on this data, the payback score was determined to be 221. This score compared with the University of Texas, Austin, which placed second with a payback score of 194.

UGA was 4th at a score of 186.

Athens Clarke County Police Officer

May 3rd, 2012
12:19 pm

Hey Dawgfan, it may be appropriate for you to get on a Tech blog and have something dumb to say when the university that you support can keep their players out of our jail. However, Orson, Cornelius Washington, Tavarres, Caleb King, Sanders Commings, Dontavious Jackson, Munzemier, Lemon, Henson, Boling, Baldwin, Justin Bean Anderson, Sturdivant, Wood, Cuff, Jon Owens, Robinson, Vance, Dittmer, Ealey, Jordan Love, Zach Mettenburger, Parrish, Montez Robinson, Demetre Baker, and Alec Ogletree have made it easier for me to reach my quota. UGA football. What a program of character and class. Over 30 arrests in 4 years. That my friend, is a JOKE. Drive Safely

GT Anchorage

May 3rd, 2012
12:22 pm

dawgfan, actually its two math courses, starting with precalculus…. They also have to take computer programming. I’m sure that class is a cakewalk at uga, but at Tech about half of the students have to retake the course.

DoakBoyGT

May 3rd, 2012
12:40 pm

@dawgfan What does it say about your life when you come on here and talk crap about young men and women earning a degree. Where is your diploma from? Athens Technical College? Or, is it from Barnett Shoals Barber College?

Dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
12:57 pm

I only post here because I am ashamed of my Dawgs who are nothing but a bunch of criminals and pathetic losers in life….just like me!!

Carlson

May 3rd, 2012
1:03 pm

Congratulations to the graduates. It is a tall order to graduate from a program like Ga Tech while playing ball, especially the ones who completed their studies within 4 years. Smart kids who know how to manage their time. Good luck in the future!

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
1:06 pm

Congrats graduates…..Whether its Tech or UGA, its important to get that degree. Y’alls football program will come around; I’m just not sure that maybe the system y’all have kind of scares away some recruits. Tough schools (see Duke, Stanford) can still have good teams. The rivalry will be back on soon enough….its just a matter of whether its with this offense. Maybe some shotgun, etc. would help y’all out……..

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

p.s.I definitely was referring to roundball when I said Duke!!

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
1:20 pm

My degree, I’ll have you Techies know, is in Poopanomics. Anyway, on to the CMR poo report. I have the privilege of reporting to Mr king/ Mr Towers that today at 0852, CMR had a lovely bowel movement. There were 4 samples, all type 3 on the Bristol Stool Scale. Sizes were 6, 5, and 4 inches in length, total weight 11.75 oz. After lots of digging I could find no signs of corn or peanuts.

Thanks as always,

dawgfan = CMR’s “Official Poo Inspector”

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
1:27 pm

“Tough schools (see Duke, Stanford) can still have good teams”

Old dog…Stanford has a good team NOW…mostly because of Jim Harbaugh. During Georgia Tech’s 16-game postseason streak, Stanford has missed the postseason a total of 10 times.

1995 Willingham 7–4–1 5–3
1996 Willingham 7–5 5–3
1997 Willingham 5–6 3–5
1998 Willingham 3–8 2–6
1999 Willingham 8–4 7–1
2000 Willingham 5–6 4–4
2001 Willingham 9–3 6–2
2002 Teevens 2–9 1–7
2003 Teevens 4–7 2–6
2004 Teevens 4–7 2–6
2005 Harris 5–6 4–4
2006 Harris 1–11 1–8
2007 Harbaugh 4–8 3–6
2008 Harbaugh 5–7 4–5
2009 Harbaugh 8–5 6–3
2010 Harbaugh 12–1 8–1
2011 Shaw 11–2 8–1

But hey…feel free to take another stale, over-regurgitated swipe at the offense and how it hurts recruiting…

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
1:58 pm

“@dawgfan What does it say about your life when you come on here and talk crap about young men and women earning a degree.”

I said it was a great degree. I wasn’t attacking the student-athletes and I apologize if my comments could be construed as such. I just don’t think its the insurmountable hurdle to athletic success that Tech fans make it out to be. I think its a crutch and an excuse. I think Tech fans are some of the biggest sore losers you will ever encounter.

Congrats to all the graduates.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
2:17 pm

“I just don’t think its the insurmountable hurdle to athletic success that Tech fans make it out to be. I think its a crutch and an excuse”

Whoa whoa whoa dwagfan…when has it kept us from athletic success? All we say is that it limits us from considering the same talent pool that a majority of the schools get to see.

GTBob

May 3rd, 2012
2:26 pm

History, Science and Technology majors have to take one math class and two science classes. That’s it. I just looked it up.

Well, look it up again, because you are wrong.

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
2:26 pm

@Fl Jacket
Not taking a swipe…..just stating a fact. I pull for y’all due to family connections when we are not playing y’all. I, like so many other NOT STALE folks just feel this offense ain’t gonna bring them in. Nothing to do with TECH, just the system. See what happens………

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
2:31 pm

“Whoa whoa whoa dwagfan…when has it kept us from athletic success? All we say is that it limits us from considering the same talent pool that a majority of the schools get to see.”

And you would not be saying that if you were not trying to argue or imply that it limits your athletic success. Nice try though.

Good for them...

May 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

..How many of these graduates have “real” jobs lined up?

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

“And you would not be saying that if you were not trying to argue or imply that it limits your athletic success. Nice try though.”

It limits the talent pool…and that’s a fact. JuCo grades cannot transfer in unless JC players happen to be, by some sheer stroke of luck, Mathematics majors at their JC. In addition, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) cannot even make Tech’s minimum GPA/test score requiremets imposed by the Institute for athletes.

While I’m not saying that makes landing a top-10 recruiting class (as dubious as that is) impossible…it reduces the odds quite a bit.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
2:55 pm

Let’s just say H,T, & S is as easy as a Sports Studies major at UGA. Let’s just say…

You still have to be admitted to major in that, and we don’t admit at the NCAA minimum. UGA – and many of the schools with which we compete for recruits – does. Even then, a player wouldn’t have the flexibility to switch majors to, say, Physical Education, if he decided he didn’t like H,T, & S.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:17 pm

“Wow…Nick Claytor came back and got his degree! Good on ya mate…”

My mistake…Mario Edwards came back as well!

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:23 pm

“JuCo grades cannot transfer in unless JC players happen to be, by some sheer stroke of luck, Mathematics majors at their JC.”

Okay, you can’t get JUCO players. Does that really explain losses to teams like Air Force, Virginia and Utah on an annual basis? Keep trying. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.

“In addition, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) cannot even make Tech’s minimum GPA/test score requiremets imposed by the Institute for athletes.”

Why don’t you tell me what those minimum GPA/test scores are pal. $100 says you can’t do it. You’ll flap your jaws about it until you’re blue in the face but you can’t tell me what they are. At any rate, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) CAN meet those minimum requirements and choose to take their football game elsewhere. Its an excuse. Plain and simple. You Techies want everyone to believe that most HS football recruits are not smart enough to play football at your precious “Institute” and that is nothing but fantasy. Its not true.

Thanks.

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:27 pm

“You still have to be admitted to major in that, and we don’t admit at the NCAA minimum. UGA – and many of the schools with which we compete for recruits – does. Even then, a player wouldn’t have the flexibility to switch majors to, say, Physical Education, if he decided he didn’t like H,T, & S.”

Its probably news to Kansas, NC State, Air Force, Virginia and Utah that they have such a huge advantage over Georgia Tech in recruiting. I bet they didn’t know that.

Good grief.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:28 pm

“Okay, you can’t get JUCO players. Does that really explain losses to teams like Air Force, Virginia and Utah on an annual basis?”

I guess I was unaware we lost to them annually. That’s like saying UGA loses to UCF or Colorado annually. However, the Air Force game was bad. We had two muffed punts and a fumble at the 1 yard line. Against Utah, half our team was hurt. I’d would have been more disappointed if I cared about bowl games.

As for UVA, they won eight games. Probably should have won, but those things happen.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:30 pm

“Its probably news to Kansas, NC State, Air Force, Virginia and Utah that they have such a huge advantage over Georgia Tech in recruiting. I bet they didn’t know that.”

Kansas was a bad loss. I can’t really respond to that.

NC State won 9 games in 2010 with a pretty damned good QB. I addressed the others above.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:35 pm

I’m not one that believes in the transitive property in college football, however, that Kansas team did have a win against Colorado, who beat … you guessed it – Georgia.

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:37 pm

“I guess I was unaware we lost to them annually.”

2008: Losses to Virginia and UNC, two recruiting powerhouses.

2010: Losses to Kansas, NC State and Air Force. I’ve heard Air Force cadets are pretty good at math.

2011: Losses to Virginia and Utah. Try whining to Utah about recruiting. They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz.

“I’d would have been more disappointed if I cared about bowl games.”

Keep on not caring and the teams that you recruit against will keep using all those bowl losses against you in recruiting. Tech fans come on here crying like little girls about how their academics hurt them in recruiting but they could care less about an embarassing bowl loss streak. You just proved my point. Thanks.

Georgia Tech=JOKE.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

“2008: Losses to Virginia and UNC, two recruiting powerhouses.

2010: Losses to Kansas, NC State and Air Force. I’ve heard Air Force cadets are pretty good at math.

2011: Losses to Virginia and Utah. Try whining to Utah about recruiting. They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz. ”

2008 – Jaybo Shaw – a true Freshman – played this game in JFN’s absence. UNC during this time WAS a recruiting powerhouse…as witnessed by the sheer number of NFL draft picks they’ve had over the last 4 years. And Virginia wasn’t too shabby in the NFL draft pick department either…

2009 1 8 Eugene Monroe T Jacksonville Jaguars
2009 2 45 Clint Sintim LB New York Giants
2009 6 185 Cedric Peerman RB Baltimore Ravens
2009 6 208 John Phillips TE Dallas Cowboys
2008 1 2 Chris Long DE St. Louis Rams
2008 1 15 Branden Albert T Kansas City Chiefs
2008 6 196 Tom Santi TE Indianapolis Colts

2010 – Russell Wilson is a darn good QB last I heard…

2011 – “They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz.” 481 yards of offense would disagree, the game was lost because we couldn’t make a FG.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

Since 2007, North Carolina has had classes ranked by Rivals 17th, 32nd, 9th, 29th, 16th, 44th. Not too bad.

Since 2007,UVA has had classed ranked by Rivals 25th, unranked, 32nd, unranked, 25th, 27th. The 2008 team was actually pretty damn good.

I’ll be sure to remember a three point loss is getting waxed. Thanks.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:47 pm

2010 NC State beat UCF.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:54 pm

“Since 2007,UVA has had classed ranked by Rivals 25th, unranked, 32nd, unranked, 25th, 27th. The 2008 team was actually pretty damn good. ”

UVA had a run of 5 NFL 1st rounders between 2005-2009 of having (Heath Miller, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Chris Long, Branden Albert, Eugene Monroe)…and had 2 others nearly make the 1st round in 2010 and 2011 (Chris Cook, Ras-I Dowling).

But UVA is a terrible team…

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:58 pm

Facts, FLJ.

Thing about UVA is they actually recruit pretty well because, ultimately, they’re the big boy in that state.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:59 pm

“2010 NC State beat UCF.”

As did Kansas State (7-6) and Southern Miss (8-5) that year…UGA must be as bad as Tech if “you can’t beat who beat us who beat the team that beat you”.

dwagfan’s logic-JOKE

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
4:01 pm

“Thing about UVA is they actually recruit pretty well because, ultimately, they’re the big boy in that state.”

GS…that’s right. Say, I wonder where the guy that recruited all those NFL 1st rounders and high draft picks at such a “Football Factory” like UVA is now??

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:44 pm

dawgfan despite your bellicose buffoonery you almost (ALMOST) sound like a human being. It’s a small improvement. Keep up the good work.

dawgfan=the little engine that could

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:46 pm

Almost forgot,

Thanks

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:57 pm

sorry, “inspite of” instead of “despite”