BATON ROUGE - Southern University awarded degrees to 42 student-athletes during its fall commencement execises in the F.G. Clark Activity Center Friday morning.

Among the 42 students to receive degrees was four-time SWAC women tennis champion and the 2013 Player of the Year Demetria Woods, who is joined by her teammate Lois Alexis.

Former Southern basketball forward Peter Cipriano, who spent several seasons overseas playing professional after winning the SWAC title in 2006, also received his degree today during Spring commencement excercises.

Football finished with the most graduates with 13, followed by track and baseball with six each and soccer with 5.


Demetria Woods – (Tennis)

Lois Alexis – (Tennis)

Lee Almanza (FB)

Hansoni Alfred - (Track/Football)

Sylvester Nzekwe - (FB)

Omari Robinson - (FB)

Kadeem Lewis - (FB)

Clinton Boyd - (FB)

Javon Jordan - (FB)

Jerry Joseph - (FB)

Dion Palmer - (FB)

Brandon Turner - (FB)

Delwin Williams - (FB)

Demarcus Stewart - (FB)

Anthony Wells – (FB)

Essence Hopkins - (WBB)

Lechell Rush - (WBB)

Pedro Cipriano - (MBB)

Vincent Coleman (BB)

Demario Ellis - (BB)

Jeremy Lopez - (BB)

Jose Francisco - (BB)

Wilmy Marrero - (BB)

Kevin Williams - (BB)

Shawntall Steamer - (SB)

Kasha Tauriac - (SB)

Kesha Tauriac Brown (SB)

Amber Crews - (Track)

Maya Anderson – (Track)

Crystal Blue - (Track)

Joshua Albert - (Track)

Micah McCulloch - (Track)

Kayante Parker Allen – (Track)

Elsa Valencia - (Soccer) - Honors

Brenda Parra - (Soccer)

Khady Faty - (Soccer)

Natasha Witt - (Soccer)

Jillian Crawley Foster – (Soccer)

Kate McConnell - (Bowling)

Otia Stewart - (Bowling)

Adrianna Guillory – (Bowling)

Wayne Birch - (Golf)