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LSU Athletics Produces Largest Graduating Class

by Judy Willson
LSU Athletics Produces Largest Graduating Class

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU’s 2019 Summer Commencement at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center brought the LSU Athletics Department’s number of graduates for the 2018-19 year to a grand total of 123. It is the largest graduating class in LSU Athletics history, surpassing the old mark of 114 set in 2010-11 and matched in 2016-17.

SIxteen student-athletes received LSU degrees today, joining the 85 spring and 22 winter graduates.

Among the Summer Commencement class were football student-athletes Breiden Fehoko and Stephen Sullivan. The players graduated Friday morning ahead of the first practice of the 2019 season and earned the right to wear the SEC graduate patch this season. They join Blake Ferguson, Joe Burrow and Lanard Fournette on the roster as college graduates. Also crossing the stage on Friday was All-American gymnast Lexie Priessman, National Champion relay sprinter Rachel Misher and 2012 Olympian Riker Hylton.

The following is a complete list of LSU’s 2019 summer graduates:

E.J. Ourso College of Business (1)

Carter Toms, Men’s Golf, Finance

College of Engineering (1)

Erika Lewis, Women’s Track & Field, Biological Engineering

College of Human Sciences & Education (7)

Jonathan Giles, Football, Sport Administration

Lexie Priessman, Gymnastics, Sport Administration

Chris Reid, Baseball, Sport Administration

Jessica Savona, Gymnastics, Master of Kinesiology

Michaela Schlattman, Softball, Sport Administration

Becca Schulte, Softball, Sport Administration

Shayna Yon, Women’s Track & Field, Kinesiology

College of Humanities & Social Sciences (6)

Taylor Anderson, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Interdisciplinary Studies

Breiden Fehoko, Football, Communication Studies

Riker Hylton, Men’s Track & Field, Interdisciplinary Studies

Chris Lewis, Men’s Track & Field, Interdisciplinary Studies

Rachel Misher, Women’s Track & Field, Interdisciplinary Studies

Stephen Sullivan, Football, Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Science (1)

Alex Thomas, Women’s Soccer, Biology

For a complete listing of LSU’s Athletics Department graduates since 1990, go to