Houston Student-Athletes to be Honored with Degrees

    D.J. Hayden is one of 44 Houston student-athletes expected to graduate this weekend
    D.J. Hayden is one of 44 Houston student-athletes expected to graduate this weekend

    May 9, 2013

    HOUSTON - Forty-four student-athletes are expected to earn degrees from the University of Houston at this weekend's graduation ceremonies at Hofheinz Pavilion.

    The Houston football program leads the way with 19 graduates, including four student-athletes who recently signed professional contracts with NFL teams, followed by 12 graduates from the track and field program that features eight All-America selections.

    Eight of the 44 graduates will have athletic eligibility remaining following this weekend's ceremonies, including Justine Price of track and field, Cami Koski of soccer and Ralph Oragwu, George Bamfo, Thomas Bates, Tyler Cloud, Charles Sims and Kevin Forsch.

    The spring 2013 graduates combine for 12 All-America selections, 21 Conference USA honors, 10 individual conference titles and six league specialty awards.

    Nine of the upcoming graduates recently earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades, including Holli Pisarski (swimming), Bryony Hunter (tennis), Stephanie Nwachukwu (volleyball), Garrett Hughey (track and field), Reina Gaber (softball), Stephanie Derieg (soccer), Cami Koski (soccer), Brandon Hartson (football) and Kevin Forsch (football).

    Below is a complete listing of Houston's expected spring graduating class.

    Holli Pisarski

    Lacey Truelove

    Women's Track and Field
    Brittany Wallace
    Grecia Bolton
    Yarsis Gonzalez
    Megan Munoz
    Justine Price
    Emily Nnokwam
    Keythra Richards

    Will Dusenbury

    Women's Tennis
    Bryony Hunter
    Maja Kazimieruk

    Women's Volleyball
    Stephanie Nwachukwu

    Men's Track and Field
    Richard Fenton
    Kelvin Furlough
    Garrett Hughey
    Doug Kelley
    Nathanael Pineda

    Reina Gaber

    Austin Pruitt

    Stephanie Derieg
    Katelyn Rhodes
    Cami Koski

    Women's Basketball
    Porsche Landry
    Michelle White

    Jacolby Ashworth
    Marcell Bates
    Ameen Behbahani
    Terrell Douglas
    Nick Saenz
    Tyler Chambers
    Brandon Hartson
    D.J. Hayden
    Ralph Oragwu
    Phillip Steward
    George Bamfo
    Brannon Beasley
    Thomas Bates
    Ty Cloud
    Gino Collins
    Jeffery Lewis
    David Mason
    Charles Sims
    Kevin Forsch

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