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108 BYU student-athletes graduate in class of 2022

PROVO, Utah – BYU Athletics is proud to announce the graduation of 108 student-athletes as part of the class of 2022, many of whom attended a senior banquet which took place Wednesday night.

This graduating class features graduates from various teams throughout BYU Athletics and also features a few graduates from different eras of BYU Athletics. Two especially notable former Cougars who've obtained their degrees this year include Super Bowl winning tight end Dennis Pitta and US National Soccer Team member Ashley Hatch.

This year’s graduates have combined to major across various disciplines including such fields as accounting, bioinformatics, economics, exercise and wellness, experience design, mechanical engineering, microbiology and psychology, to name a few. A complete list of graduates can be found below; each had a graduation date ranging from December 2021 to August 2022.

“Each graduating class faces challenges, opposition and setbacks through the course of the student-athlete experience," said Trevor Wilson, director of the BYU Student-Athlete Life and Learning Center. "With that said, this class may be one of the most unique classes I have observed in my 11 years at BYU. This graduating class has achieved unprecedented academic and athletic success the past few years. When I think on the challenges presented from the COVID-19 virus, challenges with remote learning, uncertainty regarding competitions and even the overall health of everyone, it amazes me that these student-athletes produced historic outcomes in the classroom, in the arenas and on the fields. They have achieved a level of success that Cougar Nation can be proud of.”


Bryan CallExercise & Wellness
Ayden CallahanExercise & Wellness
Josh CowdenExercise & Wellness
Hayden LeathamExercise & Wellness
Mitch McIntyreConstruction and Facilities Management
Jacob RogersPublic Health
Drew ZimmermanExercise & Wellness


Men's Basketball 
Alex BarcelloExercise & Wellness
Gavin BaxterGeography
Gideon GeorgeGeography
Richard HarwardPsychology


Women's Basketball 
Maria AlbieroExercise Science
Kayla Belles LeeFamily Life
Signe GlantzPsychology
Tegan GrahamMass Communications
Kaylee SmilerHuman Resource Management



Brayden CosperCommunications
Keenan EllisSociology
Lorenzo FauateaSociology
JT GentryFinance
Drew JensenGeography
Lopini KatoaCommunications
Harris LaChanceHistory
Isaiah HerronHistory
Aleva HifoExercise & Wellness
D'Angelo MandellFamily Life
Earl Tuioti MarinerExercise & Wellness
Malik MooreFamily Life
Jason MoneyExercise & Wellness
Keenan PiliExercise Science
Dennis PittaBusiness Management
Mitchell PriceCommunications
Morgan PyperPolitical Science
Rhett ReillyConstruction and Facilities Management
Baylor RomneyGlobal Supply Chain Management
Keanu SalepagaFamily Life
Handome TanieluEnglish
Pepe TanuvasaFinance
Alden TofaExercise & Wellness
Hank TuipulotuStrategic Management
Shamon WillisCommunications



Shannon EvansExercise & Wellness
Helody CyrenneExercise & Wellness
Rachel Bain HeatonExperience Design and Management
Lexi GriffithExercise & Wellness
Sadie Miner Van TassellFamily Life
Haley PitouExercise Science
Adeline RiederExercise & Wellness
Brittney VitkauskasExercise & Wellness



Ashton JohnsonCommunications
Savanna EmpeyExercise & Wellness
Ashley HatchFamily Studies
Grace JohnsonExercise & Wellness
Makaylie MooreExercise & Wellness
Kendell PetersenExercise & Wellness
Cassidy SmithExercise & Wellness


Marissa ChavezHealth Science
Martha EpenesaFamily Life
Bridget FleenerExercise & Wellness
Autumn Moffat-KorthPhysical Education Teaching/Coaching K-12
Hannah Jo Petersen MillsFamily Life
Taylei WilliamsExercise & Wellness


Men's Swim and Dive 
Ryan EvansExercise & Wellness
Ethan KramerEconomics
Kimble MahlerMicrobiology
Brayden MurphyAccounting
Connor StirlingBusiness Management


Women's Swim and Dive 
Anna DespainExercise & Wellness
Katie SmithComputer Science
Katie QuezadaBiology
Allison WarnickMasters in Accounting
Madeline ZarchinPolitical Science


Women's Tennis 
Anastasia AbramyanCommunications


Men's Tennis 
Matheus Ferreira LeiteCivil Engineering
Ben GajardoFinance



Women's Track 
Anna Camp BennettFamily Studies
Sable El-BakriExercise & Wellness
Kate HunterExercise Science
Sophie LasswellSociology
Sara MusselmanFamily Studies
Isabel NealExercise Science
Ashton RinerCommunication Disorders


Men's Track 
Elijah ArmstrongCommunications Studies
AJ BeynonExercise Science
Zac JacklinComputer Science
Conner KennedyMarketing
Zach McWhorterEntrepreneurial Management
Conner MantzMechanical Engineering
Cortez RuizRussian
Andrew StuartNutritional Science
Adam WoodExercise Science
Colten YardleyManufacturing Engineering Technology


Women's Volleyball 
Taylen Ballard NixonFamily Studies
Kennedy EschenbergElementary Education
Tayler HifoPolitical Science
Whitney LarenasPsychology


Men's Volleyball 
Zach EschenbergNeuroscience
Branden OberenderInformation Systems



Rachel Parkinson HansenHuman Development
Caroline TarbetPsychology
Naevi Staheli TingeyCommunications


David Knight 
Lacey Hill 
Justice Read 
Julianna Short 
Brianna Vitkauskas 


Dunk Team 
Caroline AllenExercise & Wellness
James WenglerBioinformatics