63 Georgia Tech athletes graduating Saturday

March 19, 2017, Atlanta: Georgia Tech forward Quinton Stephens salutes after making a three pointer against Belmont guard Dylan Windler during the first half in their NIT tournament round two NCAA basketball game on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

At Georgia Tech’s commencement exercises Saturday, among those expected to graduate were 63 Yellow Jackets athletes. They included football players Harrison Butker and Matthew Jordan and former team members Rod Sweeting and Cord Howard, who both returned to school to complete their degree work.

After getting drafted in the seventh round last Saturday by the Carolina Panthers, Butker was at his team’s rookie minicamp this weekend. He tweeted Friday that the team was going to permit him to leave the minicamp early to attend graduation ceremonies.

Another was volleyball player and mechanical engineering major Teegan Van Gunst, a two-time All-ACC selection, her sport’s ACC scholar-athlete of the year this past season and the recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship.

Former baseball player Brandon Boggs, who finished his Tech career in 2004 and played four years in the major leagues. He returned in the spring of 2016 and earned dean’s list honors in every semester since.

A list of those expected to graduate.


Brandon Boggs – Literature, Media, and Communication

Jonathan King – Industrial Engineering

Ryan Peurifoy – Business Administration

Matthew Phillips – Business Administration

Coleman Poje – Business Administration

Men’s Basketball

Josh Heath – Business Administration

Corey Heyward – Business Administration

Kellen McCormick – Master’s-Integrated Facility & Property Management

Quinton Stephens – Business Administration

Women’s Basketball

Katarina Vuckovic – Business Administration


Jonathan Bishop – Aerospace Engineering

Sutton Garrett – Industrial Engineering

David Habashy – Aerospace Engineering

Randy Liang – Mechanical Engineering

Parker Shaw – Business Administration

Adam Wasserman – Business Administration

Jennifer Weiss – Industrial Engineering

Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Sarah Bowles – Mechanical Engineering

Melissa Fairey – Mechanical Engineering

Donjhae Jones – Chemical Engineering

Hayley Keadey – Biology

Rachel Thorne –Industrial Engineering

Carissa Tipler – Business Administration

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Christopher Burnett – Mechanical Engineering

Zane Coburn – History, Technology, and Society

Miles Dayoub – Industrial Engineering

Matthew Nix – Business Administration


Grant Aasen – Industrial Engineering

Niko Anderson – Business Administration

Harrison Butker – Industrial Engineering

Ryan Braswell – Business Administration

Shamire Devine – Literature, Media, and Communication

J.J. Green – History, Technology, and Society

Chris Griffin – Business Administration

Corey Griffin – Business Administration

Cordaro Howard – History, Technology, and Society

Matthew Jordan – Business Administration

Ryan Rodwell – Industrial Engineering

Rod Sweeting – Business Administration

Kendarius Whitehead – Business Administration


Michael Hines – Business Administration

Vince Whaley – Business Administration


Colleen Darragh – Business Administration

Sam Pierannunzi – Business Administration

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Robert Borowicz – Computer Science

Dan Cohen Solal – Biology

Omar Eteiba – Business Administration

Alexander Goerzen – Economics

Kevin Smith – Materials Science & Engineering

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Andrea Demick – Business Administration

Camille Felix – Literature, Media, and Communication

Samantha Kase – Business Administration

Maddie Paschal – Business Administration

Chiara Ruiu – Industrial Design

Madison Young – Biology

Men’s Tennis

Carlos Benito – Business Administration

Women’s Tennis

Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer – Business Administration

Rasheeda McAdoo – Business Administration


London Ackermann – Business Administration

Rebecca Martin – Industrial Engineering

Lauren Pitz – Biology

Annika Van Gunst – Mechanical Engineering

Teegan Van Gunst – Mechanical Engineering

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