Multi-time cross country/track & field All-Americans Sam Chelanga (left) and Evans Kigen (right) pose for a picture during Liberty's 2011 commencement ceremony, Saturday.
A total of 67 student-athletes received their hard-earned degrees this past Saturday, as Liberty held its annual commencement ceremony at Williams Stadium. Included in the total number of graduating student-athletes were 24 individuals who completed their four-year degrees with honors. Saturday's commencement marked an historic day for the university, as 10,930 graduates were honored, making the Class of 2011 the largest in school history. Approximately 5,180 graduates attended the ceremony, which also commemorated Liberty's 40th Anniversary. Bachelor of Science Mia Aghaji – Women's Track Darren Amoo – Men's Soccer (Cum Laude) Karyl Bacon – Volleyball (Cum Laude) Alfonso Bailey – Football Ashley Bensinger – Softball Doncel Bolt – Football Daniel Broggin – Football Aaron Brown – Football Chad Brown – Football John Brown – Men's Basketball Brittany Campbell – Women's Basketball (Cum Laude) Rod'Esther Castor – Women's Track Sam Chelanga – Men's Track Bryan Cole – Baseball Preston Dembowiak – Golf (Magna Cum Laude) Amber DePasquale – Softball Stephen Dooley – Golf Zachary Duke – Football Brian Edman – Men's Soccer (Cum Laude) Hannah Fick – Women's Tennis Elliott Galeone – Men's Track (Cum Laude) Lauren Garside – Swimming Paul Gilbert – Men's Soccer (Cum Laude) Elise Girani – Swimming (Summa Cum Laude) Dan Hibbs – Men's Track (Cum Laude) Aaron Kelley – Wrestling Evans Kigen – Men's Track Valeriya Klintsevich – Women's Tennis Justin Krop – Wrestling Garen Lafser – Men's Basketball Elia Lake – Women's Soccer Keegan Linza – Baseball (Magna Cum Laude) Kittery Maine – Women's Basketball Kristi McBrien – Women's Soccer Rachel McLeod – Women's Basketball Carter McMasters – Men's Basketball Keely McMillon – Softball David Minaya – Men's Basketball T.J. Mitchell – Wrestling Joey Montgomery – Wrestling (Cum Laude) Dymond Morgan – Women's Basketball Panashe Nhekairo – Men's Soccer (Summa Cum Laude) Ashley Nyholt – Women's Soccer (Cum Laude) Laura Nyholt – Women's Soccer (Summa Cum Laude) Amy Passauer – Women's Track Chris Phillips – Men's Soccer (Magna Cum Laude) Chad Porter – Wrestling Clarence Powell – Men's Track Jake Reed – Men's Track Will Reeves – Men's Track Kolby Shepherd – Men's Track Jacob Singleton – Golf (Cum Laude) Tiffani Smith – Softball James Spencer – Men's Basketball Thad Taylor – Men's Soccer (Magna Cum Laude) Avery Warley – Women's Basketball Christopher Watters – Golf (Magna Cum Laude) Toney White – Football Benjamin Wirth – Men's Tennis (Magna Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Abigail Austin – Women's Soccer Dacia Bushman – Women's Track Kati Masters – Swimming Rachel Michener – Women's Soccer (Magna Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Arts Jordan Jenkins – Women's Tennis (Magna Cum Laude) Maria Owen – Women's Soccer (Magna Cum Laude) Mark Swanson – Baseball (Cum Laude)
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