KINGSVILLE – Thirty Texas A&M University-Kingsville current and former student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and sport information graduated at the December Commencement Friday in the Gil E. Steinke Physical Education Center. 

Three Javelinas received their masters: former All-American and graduate assistant coach Tressor Baptiste (New York, N.Y.), Devin Shaw (Katy, Texas) and current assistant athletic trainer Monica Valdez (Alice, Texas).

 Those receiving a bachelors included current volleyball student assistant Stephanie Johns (Lubbock, Texas), women’s track and field national champion Amber Perry (Goliad, Texas) and sports information student workers Amairani Ramirez (La Joya, Texas) and Kamry Horton (Cuero, Texas). Athletic training has one student worker receiving her degree, Brittany Torres (Aransas Pass, Texas). Baseball features six student-athletes including 2015 Jewish Sports Review All-American Weston Silverberg (Katy, Texas): Dustin Aguilar (San Antonio, Texas), Clayton Campbell (Sugar Land, Texas), Andrew Cecil (Houston, Texas), Denver Diefenbach (Victoria, Texas) and Justin Lundgren (Elgin, Texas).

Men’s basketball and tennis had one player apiece in Michael Evans (Arlington, Texas) and Ashton Garcia (Orange Grove, Texas), softball will have two graduates in Chastity Estrello (Richwood, Texas) and Valerie Ramirez (Waco, Texas), volleyball will have Ashley Tipps (Houston, Texas) joining Johns and track and field will feature Mayra Alvarado (Brownsville, Texas), Dylan Dimock (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Jose Galvan (Los Fresnos, Texas), Jesus Garza (Round Rock, Texas), Perry and Horton. 

Master’s degrees:


Tressor Baptiste (New York, N.Y.)

Devin Shaw (Katy, Texas)

Athletic Training

Monica Valdez (Alice, Texas)

Bachelor’s degrees are:

Athletic Training

Brittany Torres (Aransas Pass., Texas)


Dustin Aguilar (San Antonio, Texas)

Clayton Campbell (Sugar Land, Texas)

Andrew Cecil (Houston, Texas)

Denver Diefenbach (Victoria, Texas)

Justin Lundgren (Elgin, Texas)

Weston Silverberg (Katy, Texas)


Raymon Alvear (Kenedy, Texas)

Ollie Brady (Missouri City, Texas)

Aaron Bueno (Ben Bolt, Texas)

Tristan Hernandez (San Antonio, Texas)

Trey Mitchell (Clovis, Calif.)

Men’s Basketball

Michael Evans (Arlington, Texas) 


Chastity Estrello (Richwood, Texas)

Valerie Ramirez (Waco, Texas)

Sports Information

Amairani Ramirez (La Joya, Texas)


Ashton Garcia (Orange Grove, Texas)

Track and Field

Mayra Alvarado (Brownsville, Texas)

Dylan Dimock (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Jose Galvan (Los Fresnos, Texas)

Jesus Garza (Round Rock, Texas)

Kamry Horton (Cuero, Texas)

Amber Perry (Goliad, Texas)


Stephanie Johns (Lubbock, Texas)

Ashley Tipps (Houston, Texas)