Fifty-Six student-athletes were invited to participate in graduation ceremonies held at Presbyterian College's campus Saturday, May 7, 2011, including Women's Soccer's Meghan Skinner, who was selected as PC's Valedictorian.
"Graduation is always a great day here at Presbyterian College," said Brian Reese, Director of Athletics. "I'm very excited for our graduating student-athletes."
Football saw the most graduates with 15, while softball followed with seven. Women's Soccer saw six graduate and Men's Soccer five.
Four from Cheerleading and Volleyball graduated while Men's Lacrosse had three earn degrees.
Baseball, Men's Golf, Men's Cross Country and Women's Basketball had two each graduate, while Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf and Men's Basketball had one apiece.
23 student-athletes earned honors, including Cheerleading's Ashley Waldrop, Men's Basketball's Walt Allen, Women's Soccer's Melanie Martin and Meghan Skinner and Volleyball's Pamela Dunlap, who graduated summa cum laude. Skinner and Dunlap earned Honors in Biology as well.
Skinner was also named Valedictorian during the graduation ceremony. The honor is given to the senior with the highest GPA.
Earning cum laude degrees were Sarah Prince, Nicholas Baer, Bryan McDaniel, Grayson Sumner, Jared Tavernier, Robert McRae, Logan Huff, James Neal, Elizabeth Weatherly, Stephanie Aaron, Kayla Handy, Krysten Handy, Taylor Staten and Lisa Shelley.
"We will miss our athletes and what they have accomplished here at PC but we're excited for them as they open the next chapter in their life."
2011 PC Graduating Seniors
Loftin, Alexander Morgan, magna cum laude
Scruggs, William Rodney
Allen, Walter Joseph, summa cum laude
Austin, Joshua Russell
Brown, Derek Andrew
Butler, Michael C.
Churm, William Stephen
Dendy, Trandon Terrell
Funderburk, Torrell Rashaud
Gary, Myron Aloysius
McDaniel, Bryan Dominic, cum laude
Robbins, Tyler Preston
Sumner, Grayson Thomas, cum laude
Tavernier, Jared Preston, cum laude
Tribble, Marlon Jamall
Watts, Jarrod Cash
Wilson, Brian Maurice
Wuellner, Nathaniel Edward
Women's Cross Country
Parkman, Natalie Marie
Weatherly, Elizabeth Blair, cum laude
Aaron, Stephanie Leigh, cum laude
Baker, Kathryn Reid
Ballew, Elizabeth Renee, magna cum laude
Hunter, Katie Louise
Martin, Melanie Kathryn, summa cum laude
Skinner, Meghan Elizabeth, summa cum laude, Honors in Biology