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WWE's Chad Gable named Full Sail University class valedictorian

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WWE's Chad Gable has been named the valedictorian of his Full Sail University class. 

Gable, real name Charles Betts, 35, graduated from Full Sail with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Media Design. He states in a social media post that he had a 4.0 GPA and was awarded an Advanced Achievement prize in addition to the valedictorian honor. 

On Instagram, Gable explained his return to school. 

"Right near the top of the lists of things I wouldn't have believed if you told me two years ago, it's that I would be going back to school," he wrote. 

"Motion Graphics, animation and digital cinema/filmmaking have been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old and is what I chose to pursue for my bachelor's degree, which I recived in 2010," he continued. 

"Early on in the pandemic, the extra time and change in schedule led me to decide I didn't want to come out the other side of it without using these things for something positive."

Gable credits a corporate partnership between Full Sail and WWE, plus scholarships from the Comanche Nation and the United States Olympic Committee for allowing him to complete an accelerated degree program.