The University of Alabama will host winter graduation today at Coleman Coliseum, and 11 players on this year’s Crimson Tide football team will receive their degrees.
The list includes Kenny Bell, Christopher Bonds, Quinton Dial, D.J. Fluker, Barrett Jones, Kevin Norwood, Chance Warmack, Ranzell Watkins, Jesse Williams, Kellen Williams and Nicholas Williams.
Six former players on the team will graduate, including Mark Holt, Kendall Kelly, James Lowery, Corey McCarron, Morgan Oglive and William Strickland.
Also graduating today is Ellery Thomas Schnell, great-great niece of legendary Alabama football coach Frank Thomas. She has a 4.0 grade point average in English and human development. Thomas coached Alabama’s great undefeated 1934 and 1945 undefeated teams that won the Rose Bowl. His statue is among the coaches honored in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium. He played for Knute Rockne at Notre Dame.
All-American Ashley Sledge of the gymnastics team will graduate today, along with two-time NCAA champion Geralen Stack-Eaton. Ben Eblen and Moussa Gueye of the men’s basketball team will also graduate today. All-SEC softball player Kendall Dawson will also take home a degree, along with baseball’s Jimmy Nelson.
Oliver Basse and Andrew Reeves of the swimming and diving team will graduate Saturday. Cross country and track & field graduates include Camilla Armstead, Elsbeth Denton, Nicholas Hayes, Kyle Hester, Brittany Hines, Carison Kemei and Jordan Myers.