23 Student-Athletes Graduate Today – West Virginia University

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Twenty-three West Virginia University student-athletes will receive their undergraduate or graduate degrees today at the University’s winter commencement ceremonies inside the WVU Coliseum.
 
Last night, the student-athletes and their families, alongside their coaches and athletic department staff members, gathered at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium for a celebratory dinner. There, they were presented with their WVU student-athlete stoles.
 
“Not many outside of college athletics understand what it takes to be a student-athlete. The time commitments, the travel and the management skills it takes to balance competition and academics demands a special person,” Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “I applaud our graduates for a job well done. They have represented the University and the state with great pride, and this is their time to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments with their family and friends.”
 
Among those walking across the stage today is WVU quarterback Will Grier.
 
“Earning my degree from West Virginia University and playing for this University means a lot to me and is something I take a lot of pride in,” the multidisciplinary studies major said. “This is my family and this place is my home. I love the West Virginia fan base and always will respect and represent the Flying WV!” 
 
Women’s soccer defender Amandine Pierre-Louis will be the first in her family to earn a college degree.
 
“It’s an honor to graduate as student-athletes here at West Virginia University,” the communications studies major explained. “To be the first college graduate in my family also is a big accomplishment, and I am proud to be a Mountaineer.”
 
Below is a list of the graduating Mountaineers.
 
Felix Angerer
Men’s Soccer
Finance
Bayreuth, Germany
 
Jad Arslan
Men’s Soccer
Business
Roswell, Ga.
 
Yodny Cajuste
Football
Multidisciplinary Studies
Hollywood, Fla.
 
Tanner Campbell
Baseball
Agribusiness Management & Rural Development
DeLeon Spring, Fla.
 
D.J. Carozza
Football
Integrated Marketing Communication
Parkersburg, W.Va.
 
Shane Commodore
Football
Accounting
Morgantown, W.Va.
 
Allie Diehl
Cross Country & Track
Industrial Engineering/World Language, Literature & Linguistics
Chardon, Ohio
 
Alexa Goldberg
Gymnastics
Athletic Coaching Education
Ivyland, Pa.
 
Will Grier
Football
Multidisciplinary Studies
Charlotte, N.C.
 
Marvin Gross
Football
Multidisciplinary Studies
Baltimore, Md.
 
Brynn Harshbarger
Cross Country & Track
Biology
Morgantown, W.Va.
 
Heath Honold
Men’s Soccer
Communication Studies
Coon Rapids, Iowa
 
Yulie Lopez
Women’s Soccer
Psychology
West Palm Beach, Fla.
 
Alejandro Marenco III
Football
Multidisciplinary Studies
Houston, Texas
 
Joey Piatczyc
Men’s Soccer
Multidisciplinary Studies
Lee’s Summit, Mo.
 
Amandine Pierre-Louis
Women’s Soccer
Communication Studies
Montreal, Quebec
 
Carla Portillo
Women’s Soccer
Strategic Communications
Mississauga, Ontario
 
Ray Raulerson
Football
Multidisciplinary Studies
Tampa, Fla.
 
Jose Santos
Men’s Soccer
Criminology
Marrero, La.
 
Makenzie Stolar
Women’s Tennis
Criminology
Morgantown, W.Va.
 
Krista-Gay Taylor
Track
Child Development & Family Studies
St. Andrew, Jamaica
 
Elijah Wellman
Football
Agribusiness Management & Rural Development
Huntington, W.Va.
 
Kelby Wickline
Football
Management
Stillwater, Okla.
 

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