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33 Nevada student-athletes to graduate


image001-8601359-6385915RENO, Nev. – Thirty-three University of Nevada student-athletes have applied for graduation with December Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

The 33 Wolf Pack graduates represent 13 sports on campus, in addition to a member of the spirit team who is graduating. Nevada’s football program will graduate eight on Saturday, including three who still have another year of eligibility remaining. The Wolf Pack cross country and track and field teams have seven student-athletes who are graduating.

Four Nevada baseball players will receive their degrees along with four members of the rifle team.  Women’s soccer has three graduates and volleyball has two who are receiving diplomas. Men’s basketball, women’s golf, softball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis each have one graduate this semester.

Nevada’s graduating student-athletes represent a variety of majors, including neuroscience, international business, wildlife ecology and conservation, biology, communications, community health science, economics, finance, human development and family studies, journalism, speech pathology, criminal justice and art.

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 semester’s graduates, Nevada has seen 567 of its student-athletes graduate in the past nine years. The Wolf Pack’s Graduation Success Rate remains high at 78 percent.

“We are very proud of all student-athletes who are graduating this semester,” said Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth. “Earning a degree from Nevada is a significant achievement and they should all be congratulated for reaching this goal. We wish them the best as the move on to the next phases of their lives.”

The University’s December Commencement will confer 1,461 degrees and certificates: 1,075 bachelor’s degrees and 386 advanced degrees (master’s and doctoral degrees) will be awarded. Due to predicted inclement weather conditions the ceremony will be delayed by one hour. For more information: http://www.unr.edu/Documents/unr/commencement/2013%20December%20Commencement%20Information_08%2020%2013.pdf


2013 Wolf Pack Winter Graduates (by sport)


NAME                                   DEGREE                                                SPORT

Tom Jameson                   Criminal Justice                                      Baseball

Brooks Klein                     Community Health Sciences                 Baseball

Raymond Mcintire           HDFS                                                         Baseball

Jamison Rowe                  Journalism                                                Baseball

Patrick Nyeko                   General Studies                                        Men’s Basketball

Kolby Arendse                  Community Health Sciences                 Football

Joel Bitonio                      Economics                                                 Football

Aaron Bradley                  Political Science                                       Football

Devin Combs                    Economics                                                 Football

Jordan Hanson                Economics                                                 Football

Jacob Peppard                  General Studies                                       Football

Jack Reynoso                    HDFS                                                         Football

Chase Tenpenny              General Studies                                       Football

Louise Yi                            HDFS                                                         Women’s Golf

Chelsie Hata                      Neuroscience                                            Rifle

Clifton Little                      International Business                           Rifle

Carmen Luke                    Community Health Sciences                 Rifle

Elsa Ochsner                     Art                                                               Rifle

Lauren Braman                 Communication Studies                        Soccer

Chelsea Fricke                   Speech Pathology                                    Soccer

Dana Moreno                    HDFS                                                         Soccer

Sam Puzey                         Community Health Sciences                 Softball

Valerie Rosenfield            Finance                                                       Spirit

Nathan Reix                      Finance                                                      Men’s Tennis

Emma Verberne               Environmental Science                          Women’s Tennis

Deborah Amoah               Community Health Sciences                Womens’ Track & Field

Katelyn Choukalos           Community Health Sciences                Women’s Track & Field

Samantha Diaz                  Wildlife Ecology & Conservation        Women’s Track & Field

Tanisha Hawkins               General Studies                                     Women’s Track & Field

Caitlin Owen                      Art                                                             Women’s Track & Field

Julie Pedersen                    Community Health Sciences              Women’s Track & Field

Kerri Simmons                  Criminal Justice                                     Women’s Track & Field

Kelly Chang                        Biology                                                      Volleyball

Elissa Ji                               Journalism                                               Volleyball


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