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Dec. 12, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina took time out Monday morning to honor its final graduates of 2016, recognizing 33 at the Athletic Department’s Senior Ring Ceremony at the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center.

These students achieved both on the field and in the classroom during their days in the Garnet and Black. All-conference honorees, All-Americans and Academic All-Americans made up this group of 33 that won SEC Championships and played in NCAA Tournaments, rode in NCEA National Championships and played in New Year’s Day bowl games, among a litany of accomplishments. The group has helped South Carolina Athletics post a departmental GPA record of 3.278 in the spring of 2016 and continue a string of 19-straight semesters with an overall GPA above 3.0.

The full list of graduates is below.

South Carolina Athletics
December 2016 Graduates

Baseball (3):
DC Arendas
Jared Martin
Kyle Martin

Equestrian (1):
Samantha Smith

Football (13):
Larenz Bryant
Darius English
Ali Groves
T.J. Holloman
Shannon James
Marquavius Lewis
Sean Kelly
Perry Orth
D.J. Park
Darius Paulk
Jamari Smith
Jonathan Walton
Devin Washington

Men’s Soccer (7):
Ryan Arambula
Justis Bradley
Ive Burnett
Danny Deakin
Joey Hutchinson
Kurtis Turner
Kevin Walker

Women’s Soccer (3):
Paige Bendell
Emily Bollinger
Claire Studebaker

Softball (1):
Alaynie Page

Women’s Swimming & Diving (2):
Ellen Johnson
Lauren Lamendola

Men’s Track & Field (2):
Dondre Echols
Brandon Sanders

Volleyball (1):
Megan Kirkland