Hoops Trio Among 34 Gator Student-Athletes Receiving Undergrad Degrees This Weekend

This Saturday, 34 University of Florida student-athletes will participate commencement ceremonies at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Three of those are women’s basketball letterwinners, with Brooke Copeland, Tyshara Fleming and Haley Lorenzen completing all requirements for their undergraduate degrees.

Fleming and Lorenzen are scheduled to walk during Saturday’s ceremonies, while Copeland participated in Spring commencement in anticipation of her wedding which is today.

Fleming has completed her eligibility and will aim to continue her basketball career overseas as a professional, while Lorenzen will return to the court with the Gators for her fourth and final season while taking coursework toward a master’s degree.

“We are very proud of Brooke, Tyshara and Haley for all of their hard work and dedication in obtaining their degrees,” UF head coach Cameron Newbauer said. “First and foremost, these young ladies are students before being athletes and on Saturday they will wear the most important uniform (cap and gown) of their careers as Florida Gators. This a special day for us to help them celebrate their graduation. Having a degree from the University of Florida is a powerful tool that they will have to take with them wherever they go in life.”

Three were part of multiple NCAA title teams during their careers:

Claire Boyce        2014 & 2015 NCAA Gymnastics

Najee Glass         2013 & 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field

Justine McLean  2014 & 2015 NCAA Softball

More Summer Gator Grad Notables:


2017 University of Florida Student-Athlete Summer Graduates
Name Sport Degree
Michael Vinson Baseball Advertising
Justin Leon Men’s Basketball Sociology
Brooke Copeland Women’s Basketball Telecommunication
Tyshara Fleming Women’s Basketball African American Studies
Haley Lorenzen Women’s Basketball Tourism, Events & Recreation Management
Bryan Cox Jr. Football Telecommunication
Ahmad Fulwood Football Telecommunication
Cristian Garcia Football Sports Management
Roderick Johnson Football African American Studies
Daniel McMillian Football African American Studies
Matt Rolin Football African American Studies
Sydney Needham Women’s Golf Business Administration
Maria Torres Women’s Golf Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Claire Boyce Gymnastics Applied Physiology And Kinesiology
Amy Arnold Lacrosse Sport Management
Mollie Stevens Lacrosse Tourism, Events & Recreation Management
Kristen Cardano Soccer Sociology
Claire Falknor Soccer Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Adriana Leon Soccer Anthropology
Morgan Mannweiler Soccer Psychology
Gaby Seiler Soccer Telecommunication
Valerie Tysinger Soccer Masters- Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Justine McLean Softball Public Relations
Harrison Haines Men’s Swimming & Diving Finance
Ben Kennedy Men’s Swimming & Diving Criminology
Blake Manganiello Men’s Swimming & Diving Telecommunication
Jessica Thielmann Women’s Swimming & Diving Tourism, Events & Recreation Management
Najee Glass Men’s Track & Field Telecommunication
Mikayla Barber Women’s Track & Field Sociology
Lloydricia Cameron Women’s Track & Field Management
Destinee Gause Women’s Track & Field Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Becky Greene Women’s Track & Field Masters-International Business
Ryann McEnany Women’s Track & Field Telecommunication
Alex Holston Volleyball Tourism, Events & Recreation Management