50 Student-Athletes Part of 2012 Graduating Class

Seven student-athletes graduated with honors.


Track and field seniors Shane Norris and Christian Johnson.

May 23, 2012

CONWAY - Fifty student-athletes were among Coastal Carolina University's 975 degree candidates from May and August who participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5 at Brooks Stadium.

"I'm extremely proud of our student-athletes who are graduating," said Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek. "Our goal is to build champions for life while winning championships and these student-athletes exemplify that mission, both in the classroom and the athletic arena. Our student-athletes have worked extremely hard throughout their time at Coastal Carolina and should be very proud of earning their degrees."

Heading the list were seven student-athletes who graduated with honors, earning a cumulative GPA of 4.0 (summa cum laude), 3.75-3.999 (magna cum laude) or 3.5-3.749 (cum laude).

Four-year women's tennis standout Diana Mortlock, who was named the 2012 Big South Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in marketing to graduate summa cum laude. Kyle Kling (men's track & field), Marcus Lott (football), Jessie Benchley (women's soccer), Taylor Epley (women's basketball) and Tucker Frawley (baseball) each earned magna cum laude honors, while Miki Bunea graduated cum laude.

In addition to the student-athletes participating in commencement, seven student assistants/managers received their undergraduate degrees. In addition, volunteer assistant baseball coach Jerry Oakes, who originally committed to play at Coastal Carolina before foregoing his eligibility to enter professional baseball, earned a bachelor's degree in recreation sports management.

2012 Spring Commencement Chanticleer Graduates

Tucker Frawley

Jamaul Boswell
Bryan Brooks
Chris Floyd
Derrick Frasier
Brian Harrison
Aramis Hillary
Marcus Lott
Chad McField
Kenneth Page
Pat Williams
Men's Basketball

Jordan Griffin
Sam McLaurin
Dexter Moore
Jon Pack
Anthony Raffa
Men's Soccer

Robby Joe Daniels
Luis Faz
Men's Tennis

Danny Heidecker
Men's Track & Field

Corey Jameson
Jason Jensen
Burton Jones II
Kyle Kling
Shane Norris
Chad Phillips
Jacob Scheuer
Tyler Swanson
Darren Tymczak

Katelin Edwards
Sarah Maples
Chelsea Pineda
Stacy Snellings
Women's Basketball

Kira Carter
Taylor Epley
Courtney Grambley
Olivia Irick
Jessica Noll
Women's Soccer

Jessie Benchley
Tori Strengari
Women's Tennis

Miki Bunea
Diana Mortlock
Women's Track & Field

Kierra Gabe
Santresa Jamison
Christian Johnson
Shantelle Patterson
Samantha Simile

Simone Autry
Amanda Russell
Managers/Student Assistants/Coaches

Corey Bauer - Football student-manager
JT Clay - Men's Basketball student-manager
Kyle Cole - Athletic Media Relations student-assistant
Megan Gregory - Athletic Media Relations student-assistant
Jerry Oakes - Baseball volunteer assistant coach
Chris Patrick - Marketing and Promotions student-assistant/"Voice of Chanticleer Softball"
Josh Painter - Football manager
Dylan Richardson - Football manager
Doug Skipper - Baseball student-manager
Jason White - Football student-manager
Sharod Wright - Football/Women's Basketball student-manager



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