More than 30 Crimson Tide student-athletes are slated to take part in commencement at The University of Alabama this weekend. The Tide’s tally includes an NCAA champion, an Olympian, six All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 15 members of the football program as well as an MLB pitcher.
Alabama’s football graduates include All-Americans Isaiah Buggs, Ross Pierschbacher and Jonah Williams as well as Lester Cotton Sr., Damien Harris, Jalen Hurts, Anfernee Jennings and Christian Miller. Other members of the Tide’s 2017 national championship squad set to earn their degrees are Elliot Baker, Joshua Casher, Miller Forristall, Derek Kief, Jamar King, Donavan Mosley and Ryan Parris. Casher, Kief, Miller and Pierschbacher are receiving their master’s degrees.
Current basketball standouts Donta Hall, Dazon Ingram and Amber Richardson are among the graduating classes.
Seattle Mariners pitcher and former Crimson Tide standout Wade LeBlanc will receive his degree 12 years after embarking on his pro career. Baseball’s Hunter Alexander, Dylan Duarte, Brock Love and Kyle Kaufman are also graduating this semester, with Alexander receiving his master’s degree.
All-American swimmer and 2016 Olympian Christopher Reid and track and field NCAA champion, All-American and Academic All-American Quanesha Burks will both receive their diplomas on Saturday.
Academic All-Americans, Emma Welch (soccer) and Leah Lawrence (volleyball), are graduating. Welch earned her undergraduate and master’s degree simultaneously, while Lawrence is adding a master’s to her resume.
All-American Domonique Williams (track and field), Academic All-District honoree Rachel Bobo (softball), Olivia Fotopolou (track and field), Smith Hinton (tennis), Cat Jorgensen (soccer), Christina Maartensson (soccer) and Paige Matherson (swimming and diving) are graduating.