LA Tech Athletics Department announces spring quarter graduates

Louisiana Tech University graduation photo by EMERALD MCINTYRE/University Communications

LA Tech Athletics Communications

It was a big weekend for Louisiana Tech University as the colleges celebrated a large graduating class from the spring quarter with four commencement ceremonies.

Among those celebrating were 39 LA Tech student-athletes who received their degrees as they walked across the stage inside the Thomas Assembly Center

Louisiana Tech’s spring quarter graduates were

Baseball (7)
Kyle Crigger (sociology), Jonathan Fincher (biology), Cade Gibson (sociology), Kyle Griffen (master of business administration), Steele Netterville (biology), Shemar Page (biology) and Alex Ray (biology

Women’s Basketball (2)
Raizel Guinto (kinesiology and health sciences) and Brianna Harris (psychology)

Soccer (5)
Klesha Darroux (communication), Elizabeth Doll (nutrition and dietetics), Gabrielle Parent (kinesiology and health sciences), Amber Posthauer (exercise and health promotion) and Valeria Rios (sociology

Volleyball (7)
Emily Boyal (biomedical engineering), Morgan Currie (architectural studies), Abigail Hildenbrand (biology), Natalie Honore (pre-professional speech-language pathology), Mia Prostran (psychology), Marie-Helene Verlinden (kinesiology and health promotion) and Alyssa Zucco (biology

Football (4)
Jacob Adams (geographic information science), Willie Baker (sociology), Abraham Delfin (construction engineering technology) and Noah White (health and physical education grades K-12

Softball (3)
Kara Goff (psychology), Madie Green (sociology) and Bre Hernandez (sociology

Bowling (1)
Ashley Channell (pre-professional speech-language pathology

Men’s Basketball (1)
Kalob Ledoux (sociology)

Women’s Track and Field (5)
Sydney Anderson (computer science), Dominque Anderson (chemical engineering), Taylor Shaw (kinesiology and health sciences), Aliyah Ballott (construction engineering) and Rhea Thompson (kinesiology and health sciences)

Men’s Track and Field (1)
Riley Finnegan (sociology)

Women’s Cross Country (1)
Elise Bordlee (communication

Men’s Cross Country (2)
Austin Ballow (mechanical engineering) and John Barham (mechanical engineering)

In addition to the 39 graduates, LA Tech saw 200 student-athletes meet the academic requirements for the Dean’s List honors and 53 of those made the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring quarter.

The spring term cumulative grade point average for the 16 LA Tech athletic programs was a 3.05.

Earlier this month, Louisiana Tech had 54 student-athletes receive the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal during the 2020-21 academic year. The 54 Bulldogs and Lady Techsters was the second highest total to earn this award. It was also the second-highest percentage of all LA Tech student-athletes at 15.6 percent

A total of 199 Louisiana Tech student-athletes earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition during the 2020-21 academic year. A record-high 57.3 percent of all LA Tech student-athletes received this honor, the largest percentage since joining C-USA in 2013. The 199 total student-athletes earning this distinction was the second most, trailing only the 206 from the 2018-2019 academic year.

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