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Thursday, May 6, 2010

12 Players Earn Diplomas

From UGA release...

Twelve University of Georgia football student-athletes will receive their degrees Saturday at the annual spring commencement exercises. The graduation ceremonies will be held in Sanford Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The spring graduates bring to 28 the number of football student-athletes earning degrees this academic year. Sixteen received their degrees in December, 2009.

The dozen also represent ten different majors: Finance, Housing, Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance, Forestry, Economics, Child and Family Development, Middle School Education, Sociology, and Health/Physical Education. The 12 football players bring to 173 the number of football student-athletes who have earned degrees during the Mark Richt era (since spring, 2001).

Football players earning degrees Saturday include Geno Atkins, Housing, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Marquise Brown, Finance, Lanham, Md.; Shaun Chapas, Marketing, St. Augustine, Fla.; Kris Durham, Middle School Education, Calhoun; Justin Fields, Risk Management & Insurance, Savannah; Devin Hollander, Forestry, Gainesville; Casey Nickels, Finance, Tignall; Christian Norton, Economics, Athens; Kevin Perez, Child & Family Development, Miami, Fla.; Vernon Spellman, Economics, Kennesaw; Coleman Watson, Sociology, Tucker; and Brandon Wheeling, Health/PE, Dallas.

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