AMES, Iowa - Iowa State golfer Tyler Swanson walked across the stage and received his degree in speech communications this afternoon. It was hard to imagine this day would ever come when Swanson suffered severe brain damage in a car accident on May 2, 2004. Swanson was in a coma for 57 days. But with unbelievable perseverance and hard work, Swanson has truly become an inspiration to anyone who has battled adversity in their lives.

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