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Student-Athletes Participate in 2010 Fall Commencement Exercises

Dec. 16, 2010

Student-athletes representing seven Miami varsity sports participated in Fall commencement Thursday morning, Dec. 16, at the BankUnited Center.

Hurricane alum Gloria Estefan, a multiple Grammy Award-winning performing artist, humanitarian and best-selling author, addressed graduates, parents and guests Thursday morning.

Estefan, a member of Miami’s Board of Trustees, received an honorary doctorate of music from Miami in 1993.

Nineteen current or former student-athletes received degrees at the commencement ceremony. Seven football student-athletes walked across the stage to accept their diplomas. Four baseball players also earned degrees while three men’s tennis players concluded their undergraduate academic careers. A pair of volleyball players and a student-athlete each from women’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s track and field were bestowed the honor.

Academic and athletic success is the ultimate goal at the University of Miami.  In 2010 Miami recorded a program-best Graduation Success Rate of 86 percent.

A complete list of Fall 2010 graduates follows.

BASEBALL
Kevin Diego, Eric Ericson, Javier Rodriguez, Taylor Wulf

FOOTBALL
Graig Cooper, Joel Figueroa, Ryan Hill, Josh Holmes, Tyler Horn, Colin McCarthy, Kylan Robinson

WOMEN’S SOCCER
Brittany McDonald

MEN’S TENNIS 
Barnabas Carrega, Luigi D’Agord, David Simon

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Claudia Wasilewski

WOMENS’ TRACK & FIELD
Charlene Fuller

VOLLEYBALL
Katie Gallagher, Cassie Loessberg