Thirty-nine University of Georgia athletes will be among the approximately 1,700 undergraduate students receiving their degrees at fall-semester commencement ceremonies Friday morning in Stegeman Coliseum.
Sixteen current football players will graduate, including tight end Aron White and offensive lineman Tanner Strickland, both of whom are redshirt juniors with one season of eligibility remaining.
White, who is graduating with a degree in management and a minor in African-American studies, will be the student speaker at the commencement ceremony, according to UGA.
In addition to the current athletes graduating, Fred Gibson, who played football and basketball for the Bulldogs from 2001-04, and Corey Butler, who played basketball from 2007-09, will receive their degrees in housing and microbiology, respectively.
Here is the roster of current athletes graduating Friday (with their hometowns and majors):
Baseball: Alex McRee, Gainesville, Ga., Biology; Nathan Moreau, Lilburn, Ga., Risk Management/Insurance.
Equestrian: Kate Stewart, Dawson, Ga., Health Promotion.
Football: Quintin Banks, Warner Robins, Ga., Art; Brian Brewer, Lilburn, Ga., Psychology; Chris Davis, Jefferson, Ga., Child and Family Development; Josh Davis, Jayess, Miss., Speech Communication; Akeem Dent, Atlanta, Ga., Housing; DeMarcus Dobbs, Savannah, Ga., Consumer Economics; Darryl Gamble, Bainbridge, Ga., Housing; Akeem Hebron, Gaithersburg, Md., Consumer Economics; Andrew Johnson, Athens, Ga., Biological Engineering; Fred Munzenmaier, Norcross, Ga., Finance; Derek Rich, Gainesville, Ga., Finance; Tanner Strickland, Nashville, Ga., Speech Communication; Kiante Tripp, Atlanta, Ga., Risk Management/Insurance; Aron White, Columbia, Mo., Management; Charles White, Columbia, S.C., Management and Brandon Wood, Buchanan, Ga., Housing.
Gymnastics: Lauren Sessler, Snellville, Ga., Advertising.
Soccer: Michelle Betos, Flushing, N.Y., Psychology; Natalie Farley, Carlton, Texas, Sport Studies and Carrie Patterson, Atlanta, Ga., Marketing.
Swimming and diving: Ann-Marie Botek, Elicott City, Md., Marketing; Annie Broome, Knoxville, Tenn., Marketing; Lisa Caprioglio, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Marketing; Kelsey Scott, Duluth, Ga., Early Childhood Education; Chris Thompson, Kennesaw, Ga., Consumer Economics and Neil Versfeld, Umhlanga, S. Africa, Housing.
Men’s tennis: Luis Flores, Xalapa, Mexico, Psychology; Jamie Hunt, San Antonio, Texas, Management.
Women’s tennis: Yvette Hyndman, Bradenton, Fla., Consumer Journalism.
Track and field: Brano Danis, Bratislava, Slovakia, Family Financial Planning; Katie Weiss, Cedar Park, Texas, Magazines; Whitney Williams, College Park, Ga., International Affairs; and Shaquita Young of Bishop, Ga., Consumer Economics.