Aaron Murray, Tavarres King among 68 Bulldogs graduating Friday

A long list of Bulldogs graduating at spring commencement on Friday at Sanford Stadium. In fact, 68 UGA student-athletes will receive degrees.

Some of notable football players grabbing their sheepskin include: Quarterback Aaron Murray, wide receiver Tavarres King and offensive lineman Clint Boling. Murray, who has two years of eligibility remaining, got it done in three-and-a-half years. Also of note, the 11 gridiron graduates brings to 222 the number who have received degrees under head coach Mark Richt.

Here’s the whole list:

Baseball

Kevin Ruiz, Finance, Alpharetta, Ga.

Men’s Basketball

Matt Bucklin, Marketing, Marietta, Ga.; Connor Nolte, Masters in Sport Management, Alpharetta, Ga.; Dustin Ware, Sport Management, Powder Springs, Ga.

Women’s Basketball

Brittney Crews, Biology, Jefferson, Ga.

Equestrian

Alex Andes, Broadcast News, Atlanta, Ga.; Kelsey Berry, Marketing, Alpharetta, Ga.; Ali Eidson, Consumer Journalism, Tuscola, Texas; Sarah Gravely, Management Information Systems, Palmetto, Fla.; Katie Hagerty, Art/Fabric Design, Wakefield, R.I.; Hayley Haskins, Fashion Merchandising, Alpharetta, Ga.; Tara Maloney, Management Information Systems, Milton, Ga.; Diandra St. Hilaire, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Kelly Truesdell, Health Promotion, Brights Grove, Ontario; Katelyn Van Allen, History, Sorrento, Fla.

Football

John Bodin, Anthropology, Covington, Ga.; Brandon Bogotay, Family Financial Planning, San Diego, Calif.; Clint Boling, Risk Management & Insurance, Alpharetta, Ga.; Ty Frix, Biological Engineering, Calhoun, Ga.; Billy Johnson, Sport Management, Braselton, Ga.; Tavarres King, Social Studies Education, Mount Airy, Ga.; Jeremy Longo, Housing, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Aaron Murray, Psychology, Tampa, Fla.; Jeremy Sulek, Finance, Dacula, Ga.; Wes Van Dyk, Management, Highland Park, Texas; Jason Veal, Finance, Lilburn, Ga.

Men’s Golf

Lowery Thomas, Risk Management & Insurance, Auburn, Ala.

Women’s Golf

Marta Silva Zamora, Communication Studies, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Gymnastics

Amber Trani, Advertising, Richlandtown, Pa.

Soccer

Traci Dreesen, Biology and Psychology, Lakewood, Colo.; Marah Falle, Exercise & Sport Science, Lilburn, Ga.; Mariah Krase, Sociology, Spring, Texas; Ashley Miller, Child & Family Development, Lake Mary, Fla.

Softball

Alisa Goler, Masters in Recreation & Leisure, Frankfort, Ill.; Brianna Hesson, Sociology, Sugar Hill, Ga.; Brittney Hubbard, Magazines, Victorville, Calif.; Sarah McCloud, Health Promotion, Celina, Texas; Laura Trout, Magazines, Summerville, S.C.

Swimming and Diving

Matt Bartlett, Risk Management & Insurance, Atlanta, Ga.; Bill Cregar, Biology, Sewell, N.J.; Mark Dylla, Finance and Real Estate, Littleton, Colo.; Lauren English, Communication Science & Disorders, Lincoln Park, N.J.; Kevin Frankenfeld, Economics and Finance, Austin, Texas; Colleen Haase, Psychology, Rockville, Md.; Martin Kata, Health & Physical Education, Martinez, Ga.; Todd McGraw, Real Estate, Beckley, W. Va.; Michelle McKeehan, Communication Studies, Greenwood, Ind.; Courtney Monsees, Psychology, San Jose, Calif.; Emily Montesinos, Geography, Riverdale, Ga.; Hannah Moore, Landscape Architecture, Moultrie, Ga.; Sara Nicponski, Communication Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah; Adam Parker, Biology, Maryville, Tenn.; Morgan Scroggy, Agricultural Engineering, Aurora, Ore.; Wendy Trott, International Affairs, Capetown, S. Africa

Men’s Tennis

Javier Garrapiz, Economics, Huesca, Spain; Will Reynolds, Communication Studies, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Christian Vitulli, Landscape Architecture, Mombasa, Kenya

Track and Field

Michael Ayers, Consumer Economics, Nashville, Tenn.; Tommy Barrineau, Health Promotion, Burke, Va.; Hadley Ferguson, Fashion Merchandising, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Joseph Hackney, History, Marietta, Ga.; Cory Holman, Communication Studies, Huber Heights, Ohio; Emily Houston, Advertising, Jensen Beach, Fla.; Aaron LaGarde, Communication Studies, Gray, La.; Brian Moore, Sociology, Willow Grove, Pa.; Trevor Sprague, Biology, Dunwoody, Ga.; Rachel Travis, Masters in Marketing Research, St. Charles, Mo.; Carin Walker, Telecommunication Arts, Alpharetta, Ga.

202 comments Add your comment

GT Nerd

May 8th, 2012
4:46 pm

B

May 8th, 2012
4:50 pm

This is what it’s all about.

DawginLex

May 8th, 2012
4:51 pm

Congratulations to all!!!!

Formatting?

May 8th, 2012
5:02 pm

Is it really that hard to avoid putting this into paragraph form? Ken was able to do it for GT’s:

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2012/05/03/82-tech-student-athletes-set-to-graduate/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

Paddy

May 8th, 2012
5:06 pm

B……..you are so right!!!

anon1

May 8th, 2012
5:12 pm

Good for all of them. Going to college is all about getting that degree. Guess Murray can get a Master’s now. This may mean he will leave after this year though.

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
5:14 pm

Congrats to the ones who majored in something relevant. Also, best of luck to the Housing, Magazines, Health Promotion, Sport Management, and Recreation and Leisure majors. You are going to need it.

fan

May 8th, 2012
5:26 pm

Bob your obsession with UGA is getting scary. Real enemies don’t comment on every article about their rivals. Real rivals could care less what’s going on with the teams they hate.

Moobs Johnson

May 8th, 2012
5:29 pm

Too bad for Dawg fans that doesn’t mean Aaron is leaving. Being stuck with him means plenty of choking in the big games.

Death Penalty

May 8th, 2012
5:29 pm

50% of Tech’s players who’ll never sniff a degree will need a lot more than luck. Dead last in the ACC in graduation rates. You nerds must be so proud.

Fred ™

May 8th, 2012
5:30 pm

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
5:14 pm

Congrats to the ones who majored in something relevant. Also, best of luck to the Housing, Magazines, Health Promotion, Sport Management, and Recreation and Leisure majors. You are going to need it.
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And good luck to the student athletes at Georgia tech since they in no way have to meet the same requiremnents as the rest of the student body and very few of them graduate anyway. Gatech historically graduates fewer “student athletes” than UGA, a fact that asshats like GTBOB continually ignore. He would rather toss barbs than do any research and post facts. Makes ME wonder about the TRUE quality of a GA Tech Degree.

Oh and Asshat GTBOB? I didn’t attend either GATech OR UGA so you can save your next juvenile poutrage for someone else.

TheTruth

May 8th, 2012
5:33 pm

Congratulations to each of them!

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
5:33 pm

This is terrific news, especially for those that are the first in their families to attend college.

A Tech degree is very valuable, Fred. To think otherwise is foolish.

LawDawg

May 8th, 2012
5:34 pm

Thanks for the input GTBob. Considering how much time you have to troll another team’s blog during work hours, I have a feeling that every single person listed will do better than you professionally.

italian_29

May 8th, 2012
5:34 pm

Congratulations to all these guys and gals, They all FINISHED THE DRILL that counts. Go Dawgs!

Fred ™

May 8th, 2012
5:35 pm

Formatting?

May 8th, 2012
5:02 pm

Is it really that hard to avoid putting this into paragraph form? Ken was able to do it for GT’s:
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

No you ignorant asshat from GATECH (how sorry IS that degree) he didn’t. He did a copy paste. He even stated so you dummy. From your OWN linked article………..

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

Note to self: Beware of hiring Ga Tech grads. They don’t seem to be very bright anymore. In fact they seem pretty butt stupid……..

Monkey

May 8th, 2012
5:38 pm

Congratulations! The DEGREE is the real Reason You are there!

Spanky

May 8th, 2012
5:39 pm

Nice, Fred! Good Form!….GTBoob…sorry, GTBob usually does like to fancy a wit-fight, without the research. Fred, you even trademarked your name….like I said,..nice!

Congrats, graduates!! Good luck out there, and God Bless!

guillotine

May 8th, 2012
5:43 pm

caucasion walk=ons skew the grad percentage..yep, yep…

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
5:43 pm

You nerds must be so proud.

We are proud that the football players graduate at about the same rate as regular students. It means we are not coddling them. It’s not GT’s job to graduate these players, that is something they have to accomplish on their own.

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
5:45 pm

Seriously, how many people in here would be happy if their kid decided he or she wanted to major in Magazines? You wouldn’t try to steer them in a little more reasonable direction?

Habersham Dawg

May 8th, 2012
5:59 pm

Tavarres, we here in Habersham are truly proud. Of all your accomplishments at UGA, getting your degree is the most note-worthy. You did good.

RNLady

May 8th, 2012
6:02 pm

Judging from the AJC headline today about the skyrocketing incidence of obesity, I would say those graduating with a Health Promotion degree should be able to find employment. Knowledge is power – especially when it comes to one’s health. Congratulations to all those graduating this weekend – it’s an accomplishment you should be very proud of.

UGAprof

May 8th, 2012
6:05 pm

Graduation is Friday.

Mike Oxbig

May 8th, 2012
6:13 pm

GTbob- you are the most ignorant a$$clown loser that has ever posted on this blog. You repeatedly prove your total jealousy for anyone who ever graduated from any school, much less the one you root for (but obviously didn’t attend b/c while 99% of Tech fans are tools, they are not stupid). A bunch of these kids come from backgrounds in which they are actually PROUD to have the chance to attend a school in the first place. Are you really that stupid that you think ‘Industrial Management’ wasn’t created for ga tech football? I mean, if you want to field an actual team, they can’t all major in electrical engineering– although you are totally convinced that is the case.
Please keep showing your a$$ to all of us and give us some more of your brilliant insight…

J.Y.Dog 76'

May 8th, 2012
6:20 pm

Congrats to Tech & GTBob on being more mediocre than Richt. The Yellow jackets are the Notre Dame of the South.

Way to go Aaron!

May 8th, 2012
6:23 pm

After all, isn’t this what it’s primarily about…a degree. Mission accomplished!

Mark

May 8th, 2012
6:34 pm

There are as many graduates from the Equestrian team as the football team??? That does not sound like something fr Mark Richt to be poud of. How did the tidliwink and curlings teams fare–more than in basketball?

Spanky

May 8th, 2012
6:35 pm

That’s an insult to Notre Dame AND the word “mediocre”…….

go-BRAVOS

May 8th, 2012
6:36 pm

Congrats to all graduates. Hope this makes Murray’s decision to leave next year a little easier.

Go Dawgs!
GO BRAVES!

PT

May 8th, 2012
6:48 pm

Fred,

You are obviously not familiar with the salaries for those employed with “Housing” majors. Take a look at the pay scale of HUD managers. A director of housing in NWGA makes $175,000 a year.

Mike Oxbig

May 8th, 2012
6:48 pm

Mark = GTbob. How is that online degree from Strayer U paying off for you?

Spike 80DF

May 8th, 2012
6:54 pm

The Risk Mgmt & Insurance program is still highly rated I see; #2 nationally behind only Wharton. Go Dawgs!

Dawg Alum

May 8th, 2012
6:59 pm

@GT Bob
When I looked at GT grads I noticed that almost EVERY football player majored in “management”. That must be the easy major at Tech and probably customized for your meathead ball players. I promise you that management at Tech is not as tough as finance at UGa…..no way dude so quit trying to brag. P.S. Many of the GA grads are actually pre-med, pre-law,pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, etc., not freaking pre-industrial engineers….whatever the heck that is!!!

George Stein

May 8th, 2012
7:14 pm

Do you people really think the things you write here? Sheesh.

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
7:14 pm

That must be the easy major at Tech and probably customized for your meathead ball players.

Yes. That degree which was founded in 1934, produced many CEO’s and presidents of major corporations, and is currently one of the top 30 management degrees in the country was founded and customized for football players. You figured out our master plan.

WUZZADAWG

May 8th, 2012
7:14 pm

Why don’t you guys just be proud of the graduates of both schools and just shut your yaps and give compliments where they are due. Shame on you!!!

jddawg37

May 8th, 2012
7:15 pm

Congratulations to all! Do you really need to say anything else?

realisticfan

May 8th, 2012
7:16 pm

GTBob MUST have noticed that on Tech’s list of grads in football there were maybe 2 with engineering degrees and by far the most obtained degree among football players was “Managment”

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
7:17 pm

Are you really that stupid that you think ‘Industrial Management’ wasn’t created for ga tech football?

I can safely say that Georgia Tech has no majors which were created for football players.

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2012
7:28 pm

Congratulations to all of the graduates, especially Aaron Murray for doing it in less than 4 years.

maddawg

May 8th, 2012
7:28 pm

GT Bob yo mom majored in douch managment…..and failed.

dbc

May 8th, 2012
7:30 pm

It’s beyond me why anyone responds to a tool like GTBob. He lobs the bait, and most go for it hook, line and sinker. Ignore a pest and it will go away.

Dawg Alum

May 8th, 2012
7:46 pm

And we can safely say, “you are an idiot”!!!! Industrial engineering, management, etc???? Sound like whimpy majors to me….and I’m certain the players get customized courses ie. They get 1st pick of teachers before the rest of the student body for all their courses at GT…..fact dude, simply a fact!!!

Neutral

May 8th, 2012
7:50 pm

I think Dawg Alum has GTBob reeling!!!!

GTBOB-SUCKS

May 8th, 2012
7:51 pm

GTBob YOUR NOT CODDLING THEM…EXPLAIN REGGIE BALL, JOEY HAMILTON.

GT Boob

May 8th, 2012
7:54 pm

Is there anything good that has come out of North Avenue other than the Varsity? Gosh I love those onion rings!

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
7:57 pm

And we can safely say, “you are an idiot”!!!! Industrial engineering, management, etc???? Sound like whimpy majors to me

Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech is a whimpy major? Wow, now i’ve heard it all.

Monkey

May 8th, 2012
7:58 pm

I really have to wonder at some of the comments being made on here. I am not a UGA fan, HOWEVER I am a fan of Any Athlete who earns their degree.

With the amount of people we have living off government assistance with zero desire to go out and better themselves, who want everything given to them, it is very refreshing to see young people who understand the lifetime meaning of earning that degree and enhancing their chances for a successful life.

I could care less what a degree is in, it is something that can never be taken away from the student athlete who sacrificed a normal college life to entertain the fans of their school.

GTBob

May 8th, 2012
8:00 pm

GTBob YOUR NOT CODDLING THEM…EXPLAIN REGGIE BALL, JOEY HAMILTON.

Reggie Ball flunked out. Joe Hamilton graduated after 11 years. You call that coddling?