Shelby Strang - VB
Shelby Strang - VB
Six MSU Student-Athletes to Participate in Friday Commencement

Aug. 1, 2013

SPRINGFIELD -- Six current and former Missouri State University student-athletes will receive their degrees Friday, Aug. 2 during summer commencement ceremonies at JQH Arena on the Springfield campus.

The six athletes represent six different sports with volleyball standout Shelby Strang earning cum laude (3.50-3.74 GPA) academic honors.

The summer class brings the 2012-13 academic year to a close with a total of 79 student-athletes completing degrees from Missouri State, including 27 during fall 2012 ceremonies and 46 during spring 2013 commencement.

By sport, here are the student-athletes completing their degrees in August 2013:

    Football (1): Adrian Williams (sport administration)
    Men's Basketball (1): Keith Pickens (sport administration)
    Men's Golf (1): Daily Young (sport administration)
    Men's Soccer (1): Eric Martin (logistics and supply chain management)
    Volleyball (1): Shelby Strang (sport administration)
    Women's Basketball (1): Whitney Edie (criminology)

Missouri State University will confer a total of 585 degrees to students at summer commencement. Friday's ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., and will feature an address from Michael Wynn, Missouri State alum and president and CEO of Oklahoma City CrossFirst Bank. A total of 272 bachelor’s degrees, 302 master’s degrees, nine specialist degrees and two doctorate degrees will be conferred.