ST. LOUIS - A total of 38 Billiken student-athletes will attain their degrees this week on the Saint Louis University campus. The graduation ceremonies are capped by the 2012 Spring Commencement at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m.

The group of 38 student-athletes represents six colleges on the SLU campus. In addition to the graduation ceremonies, the student-athletes will be honored by the department of athletics Wednesday at a banquet at Lorenzini's.

Listed below are the student-athletes, by sport, with their majors.


Alex Alemann - Business Administration

Jim Foster - Education

Jerry Mancuso - Business Administration

Marco Mejia - Business Administration

Travis Parker - Communication

Men's Basketball

Brian Conklin - MBA

Men's Cross Country/Track and Field

Will Herrington - Criminal Justice and Philosophy

Brian Holdmeyer - MBA

Pat Kotecki - Flight Science

Dahmar Smiles - Criminal Justice

Women's Cross Country/Track and Field

Caitlin McCarthy - Nursing

Claire McKeone - Exercise Science/Physical Therapy

Hilary Orf - Athletic Training

Jenna Romano - Exercise Science/Physical Therapy

Field Hockey

Nicole Kent - Business Administration

Men's Soccer

Chad Vandegriffe - Sociology

Jonathan Svigos - Business Administration

Women's Soccer

Colleen Kustura - History

Jessica Lopez - Nursing

Jasmina Suljic - Nursing


Kerri Dockins - Exercise Science/Physical Therapy

Rachel Faletto - Health Information Management

Hannah Huebbe - Nursing

Elizabeth Jones - Aviation Management and Flight Science

Kelcie Matesa - Education

Men's Swimming and Diving

Jimmy Brabbins - Biomedical Engineering

Ben Brasser - Business Administration

Chad Carmichael - Mechanical Engineering

Kyle Embrey - Criminal Justice

Billy Hrabovsky - Communication

Michael Kelly - Business Administration

Blake Kocian - Business Administration

Women's Swimming and Diving

Molly Culver - Business Administration

Men's Tennis

David Welkener - Business Administration

Women's Tennis

Jennifer Nalepa - Psychology


Alyssa Deno - Mechanical Engineering

Ashley Gaillot - Art (Studio)

Amelia Karges - Nutrition and Dietetics/Culinary Arts