47 Wolf Pack Student-Athletes Set to Graduate This Spring & Summer
RENO, Nev. - Forty-seven Wolf Pack student-athletes representing 13 teams have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada this spring and summer. Ceremonies for the 120th University Commencement are set for this weekend on the University Quad with the processional for bachelor's degree candidates taking place on Saturday, May 15.
The Wolf Pack football team is represented by 11 student-athletes, while Nevada's rifle team has five graduates. The men's golf, skiing, softball and swimming and diving squads each have six graduates, while baseball, men's basketball and track and field/cross country are all represented by three. The Wolf Pack women's basketball and soccer teams each had two graduates, and women's tennis and volleyball are each represented by one. In addition, two members of the Nevada dance team and three members of the cheer and stunt squads will earn their degrees this spring and summer.
The 47 spring graduates join 32 student-athletes who earned their degrees this winter for a total of 79 members of the Wolf Pack graduating in the 2009-10 academic year. Including this year's 79 graduates, Nevada has seen 297 of its student-athletes graduate in the past four years.
"I am proud of all of our student-athletes who are leaving the University of Nevada with their degrees," Nevada Director of Athletics Cary Groth said. "Wolf Pack student-athletes are committed to excellence in the classroom and on the field of competition, and we congratulate them and wish them the best as they enter the next phase of their lives."
The achievement of Nevada's 79 graduates caps off an outstanding academic year for the Wolf Pack. A total of 101 Wolf Pack student-athletes earned Western Athletic Conference All-Academic honors this year, while Nevada's Graduation Success Rate is at its all-time high of 73 percent. In addition, Nevada had three of its student-athletes earn academic all-district honors in 2009-10 in Luke Babbitt (men's basketball), Taylor Coffman (men's golf) and Margaret Doolittle (women's swimming and diving), while Babbitt earned second-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America second-team honors, the first Academic All-American in the history of the Nevada men's basketball program.
2010 Wolf Pack Spring & Summer Graduates