CLEMSON, S.C. – Forty-three student-athletes and 11 students in support roles and spirit squads are set to earn degrees from Clemson University. The ceremony is taking place at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.
Thirteen athletic programs are represented among the graduates, including 17 from the football program. The list includes Trevor Lawrence (marketing), Travis Etienne (sports communication) and Amari Rodgers (sports communication), all of whom are semifinalists for major college football awards as well. Disney Spirit Award recipient Darien Rencher (psychology) is also among those scheduled to graduate. The football program enters postseason play this weekend with 23 graduates on its roster.
Five members of Clemson’s 2020 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship team will be recognized, including ACC Tournament MVP Kimarni Smith (psychology). Andrea Foster (health science), an All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection Janell Fullerton (psychology) are among those graduating from women’s track and field, and three members of the volleyball program will walk as well.
Four members of the Tiger Trust program have completed their degree requirements. Oguchi Onyewu, former Olympian and World Cup participant for the US National Soccer team completed his degree requirements in language and international business. Former Clemson baseball players Spencer Kieboom (marketing), Alex Eubanks (PRTM), and Zack Erwin (management) earned degrees. The Tiger Trust program, established in the 1980s, provides an opportunity for all student-athletes who have exhausted athletic eligibility or left early for a professional opportunity to retu­­­­­­rn to Clemson to earn their undergraduate degree if they left the university in good standing.