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18 student-athletes, 3 managers receive Xavier degrees
May 12, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Eighteen student-athletes received degrees Saturday at Xavier University of Louisiana's 2012 commencement at Lakefront Arena.
     Also graduating were three student managers employed by the athletics department.
     Student-athletes graduating were:
     •  Iva Bobkova, Brno, Czech Republic (Ludvika Danka), women's volleyball, bachelor of science.
     •  Shayla Arnae Boyd, Gonzales, La. (St. Amant High School), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Anna Maria D'Souza, Baton Rouge, La. (St. Michael), women's cross country, bachelor of science.
     •  Patrice Elaine Hightower, New Orleans (McGehee), women's volleyball, bachelor of science.
     •  Joyy Jermaine Joseph, Donaldsonville, La. (Ascension Catholic), women's volleyball, bachelor of science.
     •  Wanto Joseph, New Orleans (O. Perry Walker), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Jazmoné Elisse Kelly, Cincinnati, Ohio (Ursuline Academy), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Danielle Louise Kennebrew, Atlanta, Ga. (Archbishop Carroll), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Jamaan L. Kenner, LaPlace, La. (East St. John), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Cameron D. Knowles, Omaha, Neb. (Central), men's tennis, doctor of pharmacy.
     •  Ashley Nicole McGill, Memphis, Tenn. (Northside), women's basketball and tennis, bachelor of science.
     •  Anastesia Dede Opata, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett), women's tennis, bachelor of arts.
     •  Celeste Helena Poe, Cerritos, Calif. (Gahr), women's volleyball, bachelor of science.
     •  Sean Eugene Richardson, Ellendale, Ga. (Stockbridge), men's tennis, bachelor of science.
     •  Ashley Nicole Taylor, LaPlace, La. (Cabrini), women's cross country, bachelor of science.
     •  Raymond Anthony Walston III, Atlanta, Ga. (Mays), men's cross country, bachelor of science.
     •  Christina Leanna Warren, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Los Osos), women's basketball and cross country, bachelor of science.
     •  Jordan Sinclair Wilson, Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge Magnet), men's cross country, bachelor of science.
     Student managers graduating were:
     •  Taurah Nicole Dizadare, women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Shakiyah Octavia Huston, men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Herstyn Branford Jones, men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     Boyd and Opata completed degree requirements in July. Wilson completed degree requirements in December.

 

 
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