Florida athletes complete a goal this summer

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University of Florida students take part in a Fall Commencement Ceremony at the Exactech Arena in Gainesville on Dec. 14, 2019. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Originally published on Aug 16, 2020 at 08:33

They may not be walking across the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center commencement stage this past weekend, but the University of Florida Athletic Association still celebrates the accomplishments of 28 Gator student-athletes this summer.

Two were part of NCAA title teams during their careers:

2016, 2017 (outdoor), 2018, 2019 (indoor) NCAA Track & Field – Ryan Clark and Kunle Fasasi

One won NCAA Individual title:

Ryan Clark – anchored 2019 NCAA Outdoor 4x100 relay

More Summer Gator Grad Notables:

Eight claimed All-America honors – Ryan Clark (men's track & field), Sherridon Dressel (women's swimming), Kunle Fasasi (men's track & field), Amanda Froeynes (women's track & field), Marco Guarente (men's swimming), Johannes Ingildsen (men's tennis), Rachael Kramer (volleyball), Megan Skaggs (gymnastics),

Volleyball's Rachael Kramer joined Yanis David (spring 2020 graduate) as Florida's nominees for 2019-20 NCAA Woman of the Year. Kramer picked up volleyball's 2019 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Five graduate with honors.

Magna Cum Laude: Kunle Fasasi (men's track & field)

Cum Laude: Sierra Alexander (gymnastics), Maegan Chant (gymnastics), Sherridon Dressel (women's swimming), Megan Skaggs (gymnastics)

Five receive master's degrees this weekend – Kerry Blackshear (men's basketball), Abigail Howell (women's diving), Vanessa Kara (soccer), Rachael Kramer (volleyball)

Seven graduates will compete for UF in the 2020-21 season – Nick Blasucci (baseball), Matthew Clark (men's track & field), Kunle Fasasi (men's track & field), Johannes Ingildsen (men's tennis) Kit Loferski (soccer), Megan Skaggs (gymnastics), Mia Sokolowski (volleyball)

2020 Florida Student-Athlete Summer Graduates

Name  Sport   Degree

Nick BlasucciBaseballPublic Relations

Dontay BassettMen's BasketballAfrican American Studies

Kerry BlackshearMen's BasketballMaster-Sport Management

Gorjok GakMen's BasketballInternational Studies

Sierra AlexanderGymnasticsEnglish & African-American Studies

Maegan ChantGymnasticsHealth Education & Behavior

Megan SkaggsGymnasticsAdvertising

Madisyn KittellLacrosseSport Management

Vanessa KaraSoccerMaster-Sport Management

Julia LesterSoccerFamily, Youth & Community Sciences

Kit LoferskiSoccerFitness & Wellness

Matthew AndersonMen's SwimmingAnthropology

Alex FarrowMen's DivingSport Management

Marco GuarenteMen's SwimmingSustainability Studies

Dakota MahaffeyMen's SwimmingHistory

Tyler SilverMen's SwimmingBusiness Administration

Viktor TothMen's SwimmingAdvertising

Sherridon DresselWomen's SwimmingHealth Education & Behavior

Miranda GossWomen's DivingNursing

Abigail HowellWomen's DivingMaster-Management

Johannes IngildsenMen's TennisSport Management

Ryan ClarkMen's Track & FieldCommunity Health Promotion

Matthew ClarkMen's Track & FieldSport Management

Kunle FasasiMen's Track & FieldTelecommunications

Amanda FroeynesWomen's Track & FieldSustainability Studies

Timetria MitchellWomen's Track & FieldAnthropology

Rachael KramerVolleyballMaster-International Business

Mia SokolowskiVolleyballAfrican American Studies