Just because Liberty University will not be able to recognize its 2020 graduates this upcoming weekend does not mean Liberty Athletics cannot celebrate its newest graduates.
Liberty University was scheduled to celebrate its 47th Commencement exercises at Williams Stadium on Saturday, May 9. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has shifted its graduation celebration to the weekend of Sept. 11-12 around Liberty's first home football game of 2020 against North Carolina A&T on Sept. 12.
Liberty University was expected to honor over 21,000 total graduates this May, a number that includes 88 Liberty student-athletes.
In the absence of Graduation Week coverage, Liberty Athletics will run a series of interviews with some of these graduates on LibertyFlames.com and the athletics social media accounts this week.
Today, we continue the website series with Jahquez Durham, a senior member of the men's track & field program, who has completed his bachelor's degree in exercise science.
Durham helped the Liberty men's track & field team win all seven conference titles it competed for during his four years as a Flame, including four Big South championships and the program's first three ASUN crowns.
The native of Orlando, Fla., was a 10-time conference event champion, including eight 4 x 400 relay titles and one victory apiece in the 400 dash and 4 x 100 relay.
Durham leaves Liberty with two school records to his credit, the indoor 4 x 400 relay (3:09.88) and the outdoor sprint medley relay (3:20.65).
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