OXFORD, Ohio--As Miami University celebrates the Class of 2012 with graduation ceremonies Dec. 14 on the Oxford campus, Miami University Athletics honored the 15 student-athletes with a reception for the graduates and their families prior to Friday's (Dec. 14) Commencement at Millett Hall.

Interim Athletic Director Steve Snyder, Faculty Representative Susan Lipnickey and Assistant Athletic Director Craig Bennett were among the speakers at the reception. New Athletic Director David Sayler also attended the event.

Among Miami's student-athletes who graduated were:

Cassie Farrell, volleyball (Middle Childhood Education)

Jordan McElroy, softball (Health Education, Health Promotion)

Zac Dysert, football (Physical Education)

Matt Kennedy, football (Marketing)

Jessica Simpson, softball (Integrated English Language Arts Education)

Jason Semmes, football (Political Science)

Amanda Seeley, field hockey (Family Studies)

Chris Gunnels, swimming & Diving (Psychology)

James Beres, swimming & diving (Geology)

Ryan Curl, baseball (Sport Studies)

Brittney Rohr, swimming & diving (Exercise Science)

Joe Neff, baseball (History)

Zach Mages, football (Sport Studies)

Patrick Glass, baseball (Sport Studies)

Jamaal Hollis, baseball (Sport Studies)