On Saturday, April 29, 40 Wright State student-athletes were among more than 2,100 happy graduates at the annual spring graduation in the WSU Nutter Center. Along with the nine graduate at the mid-year ceremony, WSU athletics had one of its largest classes ever.
Among those 40 current and former Raider student-athletes who toiled and represented the Green and Gold on the fields, courts and in the classroom, their studies included a variety of majors from the many academic colleges.
Graduation comes on the heels of the November release of WSU's best Graduation Sucess Rate (GSR) announcement.
The academic success of Wright State University student-athletes has soared to new heights. A new set of data on the Graduation Success Rates (GSR) of Division I athletics programs was released in November by the NCAA. Wright State's 88 percent is its highest overall since the NCAA began tracking GSR with the class of student-athletes who entered in 1995.
Not only did WSU post its highest GSR in school history, but Wright State has also posted above the 86 percent national average and had the second highest GSR in the Horizon League as well as the second highest amongst Division I public institutions in the state of Ohio.
Wright State had seven teams finish above the national average for their respective sports. WSU women's tennis led the way with a perfect 100 percent GSR while baseball (96), men's soccer (93), women's cross country/track (93), men's cross country (88), men's golf (86) and men's basketball (83) all followed suit.
|Paige Aguilera||Soccer||Biological Sciences|
|Courtney Ballard||Track||Biomedical Engineering|
|Nicole Baumer||Cross Country/Track||Social Work|
|Megan Brdicka||Tennis||Management Information Systems|
|Alexandra Brown||Cross Country/Track||Biological Sciences|
|Sam DeRoy||Soccer||Biomedical Engineering|
|Jessica Doepker||Cross Country/Track||Electrical Engineering|
|Nick Durkee||Track||Electrical Engineering|
|Kaique Fernandes||Soccer||Organizational Leadership|
|Kyah Fleckner||Swimming||Sports Science|
|Haley Garr||Volleyball||Biological Sciences|
|Antania Hayes||Basketball||Organizational Leadership|
|Jason Holloway||Tennis||Supply Chain Management|
|Alex Layne||Swimming||Management Info Systems|
|Eric Lynch||Soccer||Biological Sciences|
|Aby Madrigal||Tennis||Human Resource Management|
|Vanessa Madrigal||Tennis||Biomedical Engineering|
|Gabrielle Markley||Track||Sports Science|
|Vivi Marquez||Softball||Crime and Justice Studies|
|Alexis Mayle||Softball||Middle Childhood Education|
|Austin McDonnell||Swimming||Mechanical Engineering|
|Mark Meyer||Baseball||Organizational Leadership|
|Ashley Miller||Swimming||Biomedical Engineering|
|Kaley Moss||Track||Middle Childhood Education|
|Rachael Oakley||Softball||Biological Sciences|
|Becka Peterson||Softball||Social Work|
|Ryan Pignatiello||Soccer||Crime and Justice Studies|
|Kameron Powell||Track||Financial Services|
|Sean Saffle||Cross Country||Biomedical Engineering|
|Ashton Salyers||Softball||Mass Communication|
|Trevor Swaney||Baseball||Sports Science|
|Austin Szekacs||Cross Country||Mechanical Engineering|
|Tori Turner||Tennis||Rehabilitation Services|
|Linsey Verstrepen||Tennis||International Business|
|Chelsea Welch||Basketball||Communication Studies|
|Wiehan Boshoff||Swimming||Computer Science|
|Lauren Comer||Cross Country/Track||Psychology|
|Matt Dassow||Swimming||Mechanical Engineering|
|Brett Elder||Soccer||Crime and Justice Studies|
|Kayla Fearrin||Swimming||Early Childhood Education|
|Will Lukowski||Soccer||Organizational Leadership|
|Luke Osgood||Swimming||Organizational Leadership|
|Merritt Sparks||Swimming||Communications Studies|