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12 student-athletes, 2 managers receive Xavier degrees

May 11, 2013

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     NEW ORLEANS — Twelve student-athletes received degrees Saturday at Xavier University of Louisiana's 2013 commencement at the new XU Convocation Center. It was the first time since 1983 that commencement was held on campus.
     Also graduating were two student managers employed by the athletics department.
     Student-athletes graduating (with high schools in parentheses) were:
     •  LaShelle O. Brawner, Denver, Colo. (George Washington), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Denzell Amonte Erves, Vicksburg, Miss. (Vicksburg), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     Xavier men's basketball graduated Kevin Miller, left, and Anthony Simmons

XU men's basketball graduates Kevin Miller, left, and Anthony Simmons.
     •  SiMon Chenae Franklin, Baton Rouge, La. (St. Joseph's Academy), women's basketball and track and field, bachelor of science.
     •  Steffen Larue Giles-Osborn, Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake), men's tennis, bachelor of science.
     •  Jasmine Latise Grant, Shreveport, La. (Southwood), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Cordell James Hadnot, Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester), men's basketball, bachelor of arts.
     •  Keldra Deanna Hall, Dallas, Texas (Molina), women's basketball and track and field, bachelor of arts.
     •  Christopher Jarrod Iles, Houston, Texas (Alief Hastings), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Kevin Miller, Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Anthony Karon Simmons, Rochester, N.Y. (Allendale Columbia), men's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Marc Zachary Taylor, Monroe, La. (St. Frederick), men's tennis, bachelor of science.
     •  Brandi Aishah-Khadij Young, Memphis, Tenn. (East), women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     Student-managers graduating were:
     •  Kara Marie Keller, women's basketball, bachelor of science.
     •  Jeremy Bernard Pierre, men's basketball, bachelor of arts.
     Brawner, Hadnot, Taylor and Young completed degree requirements in December. Keller graduated magna cum laude with honors in mathematics.
     Xavier is one of 38 U.S. colleges listed as a "Best Buy School" in the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.


 

 
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