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Twenty-Seven Student-Athletes Earn Degrees as A-State Holds Fall 2020 Commencement

December 19, 2020

JONESBORO, Ark. (12/20/20) – Arkansas State University held its Fall 2020 Commencement ceremony Sunday at Centennial Bank Stadium, and 27 additional student-athletes representing 11 of the Red Wolves’ intercollegiate sports have earned their degrees.

The most recent group of A-State student-athletes to receive their degrees competed in the sports of football (13), soccer (3), volleyball (3), men’s cross country/track & field (2), women’s basketball (2), women’s track & field (2), baseball (1) and men’s basketball (1).

The Red Wolves’ academic performance reached an all-time high during record-setting years since 2014-15, each year setting a new school standard for all-department GPA.  The 2019-20 academic year saw A-State’s all-department GPA rise to 3.48 that was the best in the Sun Belt Conference.  A-State placed a school-record 232 student-athletes on the fall 2018 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

The program has also increased its Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in recent years.  Data announced in 2018 saw A-State produce a school-record 85 percent GSR, topping its previous high of 83 set just one year prior and in 2019.  The Red Wolves continue to increase their Academic Progress Rate (APR) as well with the most recent data (2020) reflecting a school-record 985 score.

The Red Wolves’ list of December 2020 graduates include:

Zech Jarrard (General Studies)

Jonathan Adams Jr. (Sport Management)
Elery Alexander (Communication Studies)
Caleb Bonner (Sport Management)
Kailon Davis (Communication Studies)
Justin Dutton (Marketing)
Dahu Green (Communication Studies)
Javonis Isaac (Communication Studies)
Noel Iwuchukwu (Sociology)
Bubba Ogbebor (Communication Studies)
Ross Painter (Sport Management)
Ivory Scott (Communication Studies)
Nour-Eddine Seidnaly (General Studies)
Jennings Stanley (Political Science)

Men’s Basketball
Christian Willis (Communication Studies)

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Kobey Hill (General Studies)
K’Den Fortune-Johnson (Creative Media Production)

Victoria MacIntosh (Health Studies)
Hailey Schue (Elementary Education)
Olivia Smith (Health Studies)

Sara Betts (Exercise Science)
Ryley Gill (Exercise Science)
Paulina Sobolewska (Global Supply Chain Management and Marketing)

Women’s Basketball
Hailee Erickson (General Studies)
Jada Stinson (Criminology)

Women’s Track & Field
Nia Davis (Biological Science)
Arabriaun Mack (General Studies)

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