Congratulations To Student-Athletes Donning Caps & Gowns This Week

May 25, 2017

With finals now complete for the 2016-17 school year, the San José State University Athletics Department is proud to recognize over 100 student-athletes, athletic trainers and staff members who are eligible to receive their degrees this Saturday, May 27, at the annual commencement ceremony at CEFCU Stadium.

The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Award-winning retired television news journalist and founder and CEO of Latinas Contra Cancer Ysabel Duron, ’70 Journalism, will serve as the 2017 Commencement speaker.

Those participating in graduation ceremonies received their degree either in August 2016, December 2016 or May 2017. 

In all, 110 current and former student-athletes, student athletic trainers, and staff are receiving their undergraduate degrees, while 16 Spartans are receiving a master's degree.


2016-17 Master's Degree Honorees (16)

Yumi Babinec Athletic Training M.A. Kinesiology
Josh Brown Football M.A. Education Counseling
Ian Choi Volleyball M.A. Kinesiology
Julia Greer Women's Gymnastics M.A. Education Curriculum & Instruction
Greg McDougal Athletic Training M.A. Kinesiology
Rachael McKinnon Compliance MBA - Business Administration
Krista Miller Volleyball M.A. Education Curriculum & Instruction
Timi Molnar Women's Water Polo M.A Applied Anthropology
Joshua Moon Marketing M.A. Kinesiology
Matt Peleti Football MBA - Business Administration
Justin Rojo Athletic Training M.A. Kinesiology
Christina Shepard Athletic Training M.A. Kinesiology
Karlene Simon Women's Gymnastics M.A. Education Curriculum & Instruction
Cameron Smith Athletic Training M.A. Kinesiology
Richard Stern Media Relations M.A. Kinesiology
Chau Truong Women's Tennis M.S. Medical Product Development

2016-17 Undergraduate Degrees
* - cum laude            ** - magna cum laude        *** - summa cum laude

Eric Becker Football Student Volunteer Communication Studies
Dere Carter Events/Facilities Kinesiology
Juan Figueroa Events/Facilities Economics
Allen Luna Football Equipment Kinesiology
Mike Riley Baseball.Facilities Communication Studies
Brooke Yarrington Media Relations Communication Studies
Enrique Becerra Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Chelsea Blom Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Scott Martinez Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Joe McNally Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Justin Ortiz Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Alex Pacheco Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Alberto Reyes Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Kristpoher Rocha Sports Medicine Athletic Training
**Rachael San Filippo Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Caitlin Steiding Sports Medicine Athletic Training
*Isabella Tantillo Sports Medicine Athletic Training
Brett Bautista Baseball Communication Studies
Michael Breen Baseball Business Administration Marketing
Graham Gomez Baseball Philosophy
Ross Slaney Baseball Business Administration Management Information Systems
Joseph Stefanki Baseball Communication Studies
Jack Veasey Baseball Business Administration International Business
Zach Tanner Baseball Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
Issac Thornton Men's Basketball Economics
Gary Williams, Jr. Men's Basketball Communication Studies
Kalie Matthews Women's Basketball/Volleyball Communication Studies
Dezz Ramos Women's Basketball Philosophy
Jasmine Smith Women's Basketball Psychology
Rachol West Women's Basketball Child & Adolescent Development
** Ben Branagh Men's Cross Country Sociology
Raul Rodarte Men's Cross Country Communication Studies
Mark Amann Football Business Administration General Business
Dominic Barnes Football Communication Studies
LeVander Brown Football Communication Studies
Chris Dadson Football Economics
Loni Fa Football Recreation Management
Billy Freeman Football Business Administration Management
Isaiah Irving Football Communication Studies
Jeremiah Kolone Football Communication Studies
Alex Manigo Football Business Administration Management Information Systems
William Ossai Football Sociology - Social Interaction
Kenny Potter Football Communication Studies
Evan Sarver Football Mechanical Engineering
Epie Sona Football Business Administration Management Information Systems
Eugene Taylor Football Child & Adolescent Development
Thomas Tucker Football Communication Studies
Taylor Bromley Men's Golf Communication Studies
Henrik Sohlberg Men's Golf Business Administration Finance
My Leander Women's Golf Industrial Design
Fanny Johansson Women's Golf Business Administration Marketing
Patricia Aubel Women's Gymnastics Applied Mathematics - Statistics
* Allison Bellingham Women's Gymnastics Business Administration Accounting
* Amy Bellingham Women's Gymnastics Child & Adolescent Development
Rachel Heinl Women's Gymnastics Therapeutic Recreation
Jasmine Holmes Women's Gymnastics Health Science
** Maddie Herr Women's Gymnastics Business Administration Entrepreneurship
* McElle McCartney Women's Gymnastics Advertising
Marissa Unpingco Women's Gymnastics Therapeutic Recreation
Alex Alcaraz Men's Soccer Justice Studies
Tanner Akol Men's Soccer Kinesiology
Frankie Beauchamp Men's Soccer Communication Studies
Jonathan Colunga Men's Soccer Spanish
Rory Knibbs Men's Soccer Communication Studies
* Claire Berkley Women's Soccer Business Administration Management
Alyssa Bertuleit Women's Soccer Business Administration Marketing
Maricruz Chapa Women's Soccer Sociology
Carley McBeath Women's Soccer Philosophy
Samantha Orodpour Women's Soccer Communication Studies
Megan Rauschnot Women's Soccer Communication Studies
* Stephanie Rebagliati Women's Soccer Kinesiology
Becca Spangler Women's Soccer Chemistry - Biochemistry
Jessie Hufstetler Softball Recreation
Chelsea Jenner Softball Communication Studies
Casey Lester Softball Athletic Training
Jessica Madrid Softball Kinesiology
Alyssa Martinez Softball Health Science
Anissa Pinedo Softball Sociology
Colette Riggs Softball Biological Science Teaching
Erin Rodriguez Softball Child & Adolescent Development
Emily Rogers Softball Communication Studies
* Marissa Toy Softball Nursing
Amanda Buxbaum Women's Swimming Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Alli Davis Women's Swimming Kinesiology
Allyson Fellows Women's Swimming Psychology
Jenner Johnson Women's Swimming Psychology
Natasha Moffitt Women's Swimming Nutrional Science - Dietetics
Cassandra Penrose Women's Swimming Communication Studies
Taylor Solorio Women's Swimming Kinesiology
Marine Dans Women's Tennis Psychology
Marie Klocker Women's Tennis Business Administration General Business
** Gaelle Rey Women's Tennis Business Administration Management
Jade Childs Women's Track & Field Business Administration Management
Jenay Jauregui W. Cross Country/Track Communication Studies
Lalida Maokhamphiou Women's Track & Field Forensic Science Biology
Karina Nunes W. Cross Country/Track Psychology
Jessica Stacey W. Cross Country/Track Kinesiology
Lenae Stevens Women's Track & Field Health Science
McKenzie Palassou Volleyball Kinesiology
** Julie Sam Volleyball Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
Tyler Jamieson Men's Water Polo Economics
Vanessa Elgohary Women's Water Polo Communication Studies
Brittany Krappe Women's Water Polo Communication Studies
Sara Northam Women's Water Polo Child & Adolescent Development
Rae Lekness Women's Water Polo Kinesiology
Cara Robinson Women's Water Polo Communication Studies
** Katelynn Thompson Women's Water Polo Kinesiology
Patrick Aguayo Cheer Music Education
Ashli Dompler-Givens Cheer Business Marketing
Lanessa Lozano Cheer Communication Studies