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This weekend, 32 current and former Florida student-athletes will participate in fall graduation ceremonies at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
*Three were part of Gator NCAA championship teams – Mike Harris (2016 & 2017 outdoor track & field / 2018 & 2019 indoor track & field), Garrett Milchin (2017 baseball) and Colin Schaefer (2017 outdoor track & field / 2018 & 2019 indoor track & field).
*Taylor Lewis returned to finish his degree after he was selected in 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
*Among Florida’s graduates are 19 who earned Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades.
*Dennis Gross (football) graduates magna cum laude with degree in international studies.
*Noah Banks (football), Katie Chronister (softball), Mike Harris (track & field) and Laura Jones (track & field), graduate cum laude.
2012 and 2016 Olympic triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor walks across the Exactech Arena stage Saturday to receive his Sports Management degree. Taylor was listed among Florida’s summer 2019 graduates but couldn’t participate in the commencement ceremonies as he was competing overseas. He claimed his fourth World crown this summer in Doha, Qatar. Taylor won four NCAA triple jump titles as a Gator (2009, 2010 indoor; 2010, 2011 outdoor).
Fall 2019 Gator Grads: By the Numbers
3 Gators part of 5 national title teams
13 Gators part of 15 SEC Championships teams
19 earned Academic All-SEC honors
University of Florida Fall 2019 Graduating Student-Athletes
Taylor Lewis, Baseball, Food and Resource Economics
Garrett Milchin, Baseball, Economics
Noah Banks, Football, Sociology
Nick Buchanan, Football, Master-Management
Stone Forsythe, Football, Sociology
Feleipe Franks, Football, Telecommunication
Dennis Gross, Football, International Studies
Van Jefferson, Football, African American Studies
Lucas Krull, Football, African American Studies
La’Mical Perine, Football, Sociology
David Reese II, Football, Sport Management
Andres Saldivar, Football, Statistics
Adam Shuler II, Football, Master-Management
Nick Sutton, Football, Criminology
Tommy Townsend, Football, Telecommunication
Houston Underwood, Football, Philosophy
Danny Weldon, Football, Political Science & History
Jabari Zuniga, Football, African American Studies
Katie Chronister, Softball, Sport Management
Carina Baltrip-Reyes, Soccer, Biology– Biotechnology
Alyssa Howell, Soccer, Animal Sciences
Brennan Balogh, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Grady Heath, Men’s Swimming, Food and Resource Economics
Bayley Main, Men’s Swimming, Geology
Ross Palazzo, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Teya Syskakis, Women’s Diving, Health Education and Behavior
McClain Kessler, Men’s Tennis, Sociology
Mike Harris, Men’s Track & Field, Business Administration
Colin Schaefer, Men’s Track & Field, Biology
Sharrika Barnett, Women’s Track & Field, Anthropology
Laura Jones, Women’s Track & Field, Psychology
Morgyn Greer, Volleyball, Political Science