RENO, Nev. — Thirty-four Wolf Pack student-athletes representing 13 teams have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada this spring and summer. Ceremonies for the 123rd University Commencement are set for this weekend on the University’s historic Quadrangle on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
The Wolf Pack women’s swimming and diving team is represented by seven student-athletes, while Nevada’s women’s track and field program has five graduates. The Wolf Pack baseball and softball teams are represented by four graduates each, while Nevada’s rifle team is graduating three student-athletes. Nevada’s men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s soccer teams have two graduates each, while the Wolf Pack football, men’s golf, skiing, men’s tennis and volleyball teams are each represented by one graduate.
In addition to the 34 student-athletes, five members of the Nevada spirit program will also be earning their degrees this spring and summer.
Nevada’s graduating student-athletes represent a variety of majors, including biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, communications, community health science, economics, English, environmental science, finance, general studies, human development and family studies, journalism, management, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nutrition, psychology and secondary education.
Graduating Nevada student-athletes are given special silver and blue cords to wear at commencement in recognition of their efforts as student-athletes. Wolf Pack student-athletes are the only University students allowed to wear silver and blue cords.
Including this spring and summer’s 34 graduates, Nevada has seen 533 of its student-athletes graduate in the past eight years. The Wolf Pack’s Graduation Success Rate is at its all-time high of 80 percent and has improved in each of the last eight years.
“Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who are graduating this spring and summer,” said Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth. “Getting their college degrees is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes, and we wish our student-athletes the best as they leave the University of Nevada and enter the next phases of their lives.”