This weekend’s University of Florida summer commencement ceremonies includes more than 30 Gator student-athletes.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Athletic Association celebrates the accomplishments of 31 Gator student-athletes who will walk across commencement stages this weekend. In addition, one receives a graduate certificate.
Summer commencement ceremonies begin Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 6.
Three were part of NCAA title teams during their careers:
2022 NCAA Outdoor Men’s Track & Field – Dedrick Vanover
2022 NCAA Indoor Women’s Track & Field:- Taylor Manson
2022 NCAA Outdoor Women’s Track & Field: Manson and Caitlan Tate
One won NCAA Individual titles:
- Will Davis – 2022 NCAA 200 medley and 200 free relays
More Summer Gator Grad Notables:
- Taylor Manson won 2020 Olympic bronze as part of the US Mixed 4×400 relay team
- Eight earned All-America honors – Kirschtine Balbuena (swimming), Alyssa Baumann (gymnastics), Leah Braswell (swimming), Leah Clapper (gymnastics), Will Davis (swimming), Taylor Manson (track & field), Caitlan Tate (track & field), Dedrick Vanover (track and field)
- Leah Clapper was a 2021 & 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large selection. She was the 2021 Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for gymnastics.
- Five graduates with honours.
- Magna Cum Laude: Kirschtine Balbuena (swimming)
- Cum Laude: Leah Baswell (swimming), Paisley Eagan (lacrosse), Myreon Jones (basketball), Trent Whittemore (soccer)
- Seven receive master’s or doctorate degrees this weekend – Alyssa Baumann (gymnastics), Leah Clapper (gymnastics), Jazmyn Foberg (gymnastics), Leigh Lingo (lacrosse), Taylor Manson (track & field), Matthias Siimar (tennis), Asia Smith (track & field). In addition, Caitlan Tate receives a graduate certificate.
- Ten compete for the Gators in the upcoming 2022-23 season: Zippy Broughton (basketball), Leah Clapper (gymnastics), Brenton Cox Jr. (football), Paisley Eagan (lacrosse), Cameron Hall (soccer), Myreon Jones (basketball), Jenny Kim (golf), Angel Vicioso (track & field), Trent Whittemore (football), Dante Zanders (soccer)
|2022 University of Florida Student-Athlete Summer Graduates|
|Chris Armstrong||Baseball||Educational Sciences|
|Myreon Jones||Men’s Basketball||Educational Sciences|
|Zippy Broughton||Women’s Basketball||Food & Resource Economics|
|Emanuely De Oliveira||Women’s Basketball||Educational Sciences|
|Brenton Cox Jr.||Football||Educational Sciences|
|Chase DeMichele||Football||Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management|
|James Robinson||Football||Educational Sciences|
|Randy Russell||Football||Educational Sciences|
|Trent Whittemore||Football||Sports Management|
|Dante Zanders||Football||Educational Sciences|
|Jenny Kim||Women’s Golf||Built Environment|
|Alyssa Baumann||Gymnastics||Master’s in Management|
|Leah Clapper||Gymnastics||Master – Professional Communication|
|Jazmyn Foberg||Gymnastics||Master – Entrepreneurship|
|Maddie McMaster||Lacrosse||Educational Sciences|
|Cameron Hall||Soccer||Event Management|
|Jake Adcock||Men’s Swimming||Public Relations|
|Will Davis||Men’s Swimming||Sports Management|
|Kirschtine Balbuena||Women’s Swimming||Applied Physiology & Kinesiology|
|Leah Braswell||Women’s Swimming||History|
|Rosie Zavaros||Women’s Swimming||Psychology|
|Matthias Siimar||Men’s Tennis||Master – Information Systems and Operations Management|
|Dedrick Vanover||Men’s Track & Field||Educational Sciences|
|Angel Vicioso||Men’s Track & Field||Economics|
|Grace Blair||Women’s Track & Field||Journalism|
|Gianna Forte||Women’s Track & Field||Applied Physiology & Kinesiology|
|Sydney Fowler||Women’s Track & Field||Sociology|
|Taylor Manson||Women’s Track & Field||Masters-Health Education Behavior|
|Asia Smith||Women’s Track & Field||Master-Mass Communication|
|Caitlan Tate||Women’s Track & Field||Graduate Certificate-Dyslexia|