ATHENS — Twelve Georgia football players will be among 38 student-athletes who will receive graduate or undergraduate degrees from UGA during the fall commencement ceremony at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday.
Former wide receiver Rantavious Wooten, who completed his eligibility in 2013, is among the football players who will walk in the 9:30 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. He’ll receive his degree in housing. Former Georgia fullback Merritt Hall will also receive his degree in risk management and insurance.
Current players who are graduating include place-kicker Patrick Beless (risk management and insurance), Devin Bowman (housing); fullback Cameron Faulkner (management), defensive back Kennar Johnson (sociology), center Hunter Long (sociology), tailback Keith Marshall (finance), defensive lineman Chris Mayes (communication studies), wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (communication studies), tight end Jay Rome (communication studies), wide receiver Ben Souther (management) and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (history).
Former men’s basketball player Adrian Jones also came back and finished his degree in recreation and leisure studies.
Other UGA athletes graduating on Friday:
- Baseball: Zachary Freeman, communication studies.
- Equestrian: Sara Parr, communication studies; Erica Webb, biological science.
- Gymnastics: Lindsey Cheek, biology, psychology and microbiology.
- Men’s basketball: Jones, recreation & leisure studies; Juwan Parker, management.
- Softball: Adele Harrison, psychology; Paige Wilson, management.
- Swimming & Diving: Bobby Chambless, marketing; Jared Markham, sport management; Jordan Mattern, biology; Amber McDermott, communication studies; Darcie O’Brien, advertising/fashion merchandising.; Shannon O’Malley, marketing; Derek Onken, mathematics; John Simmons, consumer economics; Conor Sweeney, master of sports management; Nicole Vernon, psychology.
- Track & Field: Braydon Anderson, criminal justice; Drew Branch, international affairs; Morgann Leleux, advertising; Erika Ramsey, human development and family science; Johnathan Smith, art; Maya Thomas, consumer economics.
- Women’s Golf: Rocio Sanchez Lobato, economics.
- Women’s Tennis: Maho Kowase, master of sports management.