The University of Tennessee saw 31 student athletes cross the stage and receive their diploma at December's graduation.

The group included standout athlete Christian Coleman.  The Olympian donned his medals along with his cap and gown and shared his thoughts on the big day on Twitter.

Athletic Director Philip Fulmer retweeted the new graduate, and offered his congratulations too all the student athletes who had worked hard juggling both academics and sports to graduate.

11 of the graduates were football players from the Tennessee football team.

The Fall Commencement ceremony happened inside Thompson-Boling Arena. 

Fulmer and several of the graduated posed for a picture at the occasion.