Twenty-five LSU athletes earned degrees in the summer commencement ceremonies Friday on campus.

Four athletes completed their master’s degrees, highlighted by 2004 All-America and Remington Trophy winner Ben Wilkerson. After four seasons in the NFL, Wilkerson returned to LSU and earned his sport management degree while serving as an administrative intern with the football program.

Volleyball star Lauren DeGirolamo, a 2007 AVCA All-America, received her master’s in educational technology curriculum instruction after getting an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in March 2010. She finished her career as one of three players with 1,000 kills and 500 blocks.

Below is a list of graduates, their sport and field of study:


Nazily Alcoser, soccer, Sport Administration

Angela Bensend, volleyball, Sport Administration

Garrett Green, basketball, Sport Administration

Tenaya Jones, track and field, Sport Administration

Timothy Landry, track and field, Sport Administration

Timothy McCartney, football, Sport Administration

Francis Petagna, basketball, Sport Administration

Kyle Rose, track and field, Kinesiology

Alexander Russian, football, Sport Administration

Tania Schatow, volleyball, Kinesiology

Amalie Valle, golf, Sport Administration

Humanities and Social Sciences

Bennie Brazell, football, track and field

General Studies

Jordon Corbin, football, General Studies

Travis Daniels, football, General Studies

Reginald Haslom, track and field, General Studies

Jasmine Nelson, basketball, General Studies

Ryan Penn, track and field, General Studies

Bris’ Robinson, track and field, Sociology

Alison Sanford, swimming and diving, Communication Studies

Kenyanna Wilson, track and field, Psychology

College of Science

Kannon Betzen, swimming and diving, Biology

Graduate School

(All Master’s degrees)

Rich Cooper, football, Doctorate, English

John Daniel, manager, Kinesiology, Sports Management

Lauren Degirolamo, volleyball, Educational Technology Curriculum Instruction

Ben Wilkerson, football, Kinesiology, Sports Management