ATLANTA – A total of 36 current and former Panther student-athletes are scheduled to walk across the stage this week as a part of Georgia State’s Spring Commencement at Georgia State Stadium. Another 19 student-athletes are expected to graduate this summer as they finish up their degrees.

After completing the conversion of Georgia State Stadium from Turner Field, this marks the first set of commencement exercises being held in the home of GSU Football.

Four football players who led the Panthers to their first AutoNation Cure Bowl victory and a school-record win total will graduate this week.

Georgia State baseball leads the way with nine graduates this week, while six members of the men’s soccer squad will walk across the stage. The baseball team is locked up in a key series with Appalachian State beginning on Friday.

Sun Belt Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year Kristin Rehse will also graduate and then lead the Panthers against Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Twin brothers Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann will also earn their degrees after four successful seasons with the men’s golf team in which they led the Panthers to NCAA Regional play three times and the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship.

Listed below are the student-athletes who will graduate this week, along with those expected to graduate this summer.

Spring 2018 Graduates


Ryan Blanton

Tyler Elwer

Kendall Ford

Romero Greer

Will Kilgore

Luke Leonard

Tanner Thomson

Bryan White

Nic Wilson


Beach Volleyball

Sarah Agnew

Allie Elson


Court Volleyball

Katie Creger



Deshaun Faltz

Brandon Hamilton

Malik Ricks

James Traylor


Men’s Basketball

Jordan Tyson


Men’s Golf

Alex Herrmann

Max Herrmann


Men’s Soccer

Junior Akande

Rashid Alarape

Jad Elkhalil

Nick Hague

Yannic Horn

Salomon Lorenzano



Taylor Bradley

Brenna Skalski


Women’s Golf

Yasemin Sari

Paula Zabarte


Women’s Cross Country

Melanie Hamilt


Women’s Soccer

Samantha Craig

Kylie Ruffule

Alexis Thomas


Women's Tennis

Kristin Rehse


Women's Track & Field

Rashell Reid

LaPorscha Wells

Summer 2018 Graduates


Jansen Acton

Brandon Baker

Mike Huggins


Beach Volleyball

Jessie Swaney



Antreal Allen

Ed Curney

Ronald Peterkin

Emiere Scaife

Jerome Smith

Glenn Smith


Men’s Basketball

Jordan Session

Isaiah Williams


Men’s Tennis

Sebastian Acuna


Cross Country

Brianna Archer

Jordan Townsley


Beach Volleyball

Jessie Swaney


Women’s Golf

Emily Royer

Women’s Soccer

Becca Copeland


Women’s Track & Field

Michaela McGhee

Ashlan Rosier