Tartans Continue to Dazzle in Classroom, 98 Athletes Graduate

Tartans Continue to Dazzle in Classroom, 98 Athletes Graduate

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – As the 2016-2017 academic year came to a close with the University’s 120th commencement on Sunday, May 21, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrated the graduation of 99 student-athletes. Among those graduating, 34 earned a 4.0 in their final semester, while a total of 78 student-athletes earned the perfect mark for the spring.

The 99 student-athletes graduating have a stellar track record of academic success. The combined grade-point average of the student-athlete graduates is 3.460, seven were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa with three earning placement into Tau Beta Pi, while one student-athlete received a Fulbright award to study abroad. Two athletes also completed a master’s degree.

Of the group, 40 will graduate with degrees from the College of Engineering, 19 from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 19 from the Tepper School of Business, 16 from the Mellon College of Science, three from the School of Computer Science, one from the College of Fine Arts in Architecture and one with a cross discipline degree from the Humanities and Arts Scholars Program.

For the spring, seven teams finished with an average GPA better than 3.5. Forty-six athletes who competed during the spring semester earned a 4.0 with 10 representing the two-time University Athletic Association champion men’s track and field team.

The student-athletes graduating are:

Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field – Ryan Archer, Brian Bollens, Steven Kool, Owen Norley, Gordon Pace, Curtis Watro
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field – Shaheen Essabhoy, Emily Joyce, Priya Patel
Men’s Basketball – Joe Cossins, James Ormond, Jack Serbin, Chris Shkil
Women’s Basketball – Jackie Hudepohl, Lisa Murphy
Football – Samer Abdelmoty, Eddie Auslander, Jacob Bartel, Frank Bello, Austin Berg, Zach Cree, Jonathan Dyer, Jack Fagan, Gary Falanga, Matthew Forjan, Malcolm Guya, Nick Lee, Augie Luptak, Johnny Mascaro, Luke McDonald, Max McHugh, Michael Minjock, TJ Murray, Luke Nealley, Addison Nitto, Blake Olsen, Tyler Reid, Gabe Renna, Garrett Strobel, Aaryn Watson, Benjamin Winebrake, Evan Wood
Men’s Golf – Brad Jennette, Ryan Karbowicz, Alexander Pomerantz, George Qian, Alex Woodward
Men’s Soccer – Andreas Fatschel, Devin Keane, Tristan Lockwood, Aedan Marty
Women’s Soccer – Megan Bartoshuk, Amelia Clark, Katie Liston, Samantha Smith, Anna Vonderhaar
Men’s Swimming and Diving – Cole Emanuelson, Dustin Ferzacca, Brian Jay, Sivan Mehta, Bora Sebuktekin, Mark Smith
Women’s Swimming and Diving – Gillian Crews, Mallory Evanoff, Marisa Giglio, Machika Kaku, Allison Kirkby, Kimberly Klausing, Natalie Kronfli, Amanda Kuhn, Tammy Luk, Shieri Suzuka
Men’s Tennis – Kiril Kirkov, Kunal Wadwani, Kenny Zheng
Women’s Tennis – Margaret Anne Smith, Nicholle Torres
Men’s Track and Field – Zach Blonder, Don Boyer, Andrew Chang, Tanguy Dauphin, Benjamin Neiman, Jonathan Perry, Matthew Seifu, Matthew Sheh, Kyle Weaver, Brady Wilson
Women’s Track and Field – Sommer Farber, Rebecca Fortner, Jerilyn James, Emily Swanson, Ariel Tian, Grace Yee
Volleyball – Kristen Flint, Jackie Gibbons, Molly Higgins, Emily Newton, Casey Salandra, Ivana Vlahovic