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December 21st, 2010
Texas State honors 15 student athletes during commencement


The Texas State Athletics Department honored 15 student-athletes at its 2010 December Bobcat Club Ring Ceremony Friday morning inside the End Zone Complex at Bobcat Stadium.

Pictured from left to right are: Taylor Haese from Burnet, Texas; Texas State president Denise Trauth; Sam Pier from Huffman; Megan Homan from Remsen, Iowa; Winston Ruelas from Victoria, Texas; Steve Alvarez from Austin, Kenneth Hampton from Tyler, Texas; Iris Darrington from San Antonio; Andrew Brooks from Richmond; Drenard Williams from Beaumont; former Bobcat football standout David Williams and athletic director Larry Teis. COURTESY PHOTO

The other recipients included Iris Darrington and Asiya Iskakova from women’s track and field, Elizabeth Dennis from softball, Lindsay Tippit from women’s soccer and Megan Homan from women’s basketball.

In order to receive the Texas State Bobcat Club Ring, each of the student-athletes must have completed their eligibility in good standing, graduate within one year after their NCAA eligibility has been completed and earned a “T” letter from the Athletics Department.

Along with their rings, all graduating student-athletes also received a maroon and gold cord to wear at graduation. Initiated by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in Dec. 2008, the cords serve to recognize student-athletes as a unique group on campus.

This ring and the graduation cord are dedicated to the student-athletes who have contributed their efforts on the field of play and balanced those efforts with a commitment to achieving excellence in the classroom.

Texas State president Denise Trauth presented the rings to each of the student-athletes. She was joined by Texas State athletic director Larry Teis and head coaches for each student-athlete.

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