BATON ROUGE – Jackson Martingayle, the recipient of the 2022-23 Southeastern Conference Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, headlined a list of 68 LSU student-athletes who were awarded their college degree here Friday as LSU held its spring commencement on campus.

Martingayle, a member of LSU’s cross country and track and field teams, graduated with a 4.08 grade point average in Natural Resource Ecology & Management. He was also selected as a member of LSU’s Tiger Twelve, which is an honor presented to 12 outstanding seniors who contribute positively to the life of the campus, surrounding community and society.

Of LSU’s 68 student-athlete graduates, 45 were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during their career with another 13 earning Academic All-America honors. In addition, 11 were All-SEC, nine were All-Americans, seven were part of a SEC Championship team and four won a national championship.

The list also included three individual NCAA Champions and three SEC individual title winners. The group also included Olympic Gold medal winner swimmer Brooks Curry.

2023 LSU Student-Athlete Graduates – Spring Commencement

College of Agriculture (1)
Jackson Martingayle, Men's Track & Field, Natural Resource Ecology & Management

College of Engineering (6)
Spencer Adrian, Men's Swimming, Construction Management
Cade Beloso, Baseball, Certificate in Construction Management
Jill Bohnet, Volleyball, Mechanical Engineering
Davis Bove, Men's Track & Field, Biological Engineering
Gavin Dugas, Baseball, Certificate in Construction Management
Corren Norman, Football, Biological Engineering

College of Human Sciences & Education (22)
Anita Anwusi, Volleyball, Kinesiology
Lara Boos, Beach Volleyball, Kinesiology
Dajour Braxton, Men's Track & Field, Master of Arts, Education
Ciara Briggs, Softball, Sport Administration
Hannah Brister, Beach Volleyball, Master of Leadership & Human Resource Development
Safiya Carrington, Women's Tennis, Sport Administration
Hannah Carroll, Women's Track & Field, Social Work
Sami Durante, Gymnastics, Master of Science in Sport Management
Cammy Hall, Gymnastics, Graduate Certificate Records & Info Management
Hannah Jacobs, Volleyball, Master of Science in Sport Management
Natalie Kucsan, Women's Swimming, Early Childhood Education
Kylie Kuyava-Deberg, Beach Volleyball, Master of Leadership & Human Resource Development
Ingrid Lindblad, Women's Golf, Sport Administration
Shanya Luna, Women's Track & Field, Kinesiology
Mia Rabinowitz, Women's Tennis, Master of Science in Sport Management
Karli Rose, Volleyball, Kinesiology
Ronnie Rounds II, Men's Track & Field, Sport Administration
Kamryn Ryan, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Latanna Stone, Women's Golf, Sport Administration
Hayden Travinski, Baseball, Sport Administration
Josie Vondran, Volleyball, Master of Science in Sport Management
Alden Wallace, Women's Golf, Master of Science in Sport Management

College of Humanities & Social Sciences (10)
Micah Baskerville, Football, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bryce Collins, Baseball, History
Brooks Curry, Men's Swimming, Interdisciplinary Studies
Justice Hill, Men's Basketball, Interdisciplinary Studies
Elizabeth Masters, Beach Volleyball, Communication Studies
John Meyer, Men's Track & Field, History
Lexi Nibbs, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kai Rivers, Gymnastics, Liberal Arts
Yelena Shchennikova, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Charles Turner III, Football, Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Science (1)
Tzuriel Pedigo, Men's Track & Field, Physics

E. J. Ourso College of Business (22)
Sierra Ballard, Gymnastics, Finance
Adele Broussard, Women's Track & Field, Marketing
Georgia Clark, Softball, Master of Business Administration
Maggie Cubitt, Women's Tennis, Marketing
Noah Cumby, Men's Swimming, Master of Business Administration
Thomas Daigle, Men's Track & Field, Master of Business Administration
Amber Desselle, Women's Track & Field, Master of Business Administration
Parker Edwards, Men's Basketball, Master of Business Administration
Connor Gaunt, Men's Golf, General Business
Nina Geissler, Women's Tennis, General Business
Jack Jannasch, Men's Swimming, Master of Business Administration
Jolee Liles, Women's Swimming, Marketing
Jack Mashburn, Football, Finance
Allie McDaid, Women's Swimming, Master of Business Administration
Jack Merrifield, Baseball, Management
Katarina Milutinovich, Women's Swimming, International Trade and Finance
Savannah Stewart, Softball, Master of Business Administration
Isiah Travis, Men's Track & Field, Management
Isak Vikstrom, Men's Swimming, General Business
Nick Watson, Men's Tennis, Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Hannah Womer, Women's Swimming, Master of Business Administration
Chris Woollam, Men's Golf, Marketing

Manship School of Mass Communication (4)
Aliyah Andrews, Softball, Master of Mass Communication
Sanaa Dotson, Volleyball, Mass Communication
Doria Martingayle, Women's Track & Field, Master of Mass Communication
Caitlin Smith, Gymnastics, Mass Communication

School of Veterinary Medicine (2)
Mark Laird, Baseball, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Elyse Thornhill, Softball, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

(Release via LSU Athletics)
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6 Comments
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Spankum11 months
For a team that has 85+ folks, there aren’t a whole lot of football players!
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APtiger11 months
A lot of them transferred , It’s a young roster with a a lot scheduled to graduate next Fall and spring
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Jay Quest11 months
Mark Laird will be the fastest veterinarian in Louisiana. A couple of softball players used that extra covid year to pick up MBAs. Well done.
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Tiger198811 months
Bryce Collins, Baseball, History - checks out! :-)
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LSU31611 months
Mark Laird……that’s a name I’ve not heard before in a very long time
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Jones11 months
Yea is he still considered a student athlete? Legit degree though
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