34 Wolf Pack Student-Athletes Set to Graduate This Spring & Summer

The Wolf Pack's Graduation Success Rate is at 80 percent.

May 15, 2013

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.”

2013 Wolf Pack Spring & Summer Graduates

LaTijera Avery Track & Field General Studies
Chelsea Barilla Softball Psychology

Josh Baskins

Men’s Golf Finance
Janelle Batista Volleyball Management
Samantha Calhoun Track & Field Community Health Sciences
Mallary Darby Softball Human Development & Family Studies
Wessim Derbel Men’s Tennis Biology

Angelica Earls

Track & Field Community Health Sciences
Travis Echevarria Spirit General Studies

Megan Fincher

Softball Community Health Sciences

Misha Fotoohi

Swimming & Diving Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Keith Fuetsch

Men’s Basketball Marketing

Christina Gough

Women’s Basketball Journalism

Gabby Guieb

Swimming & Diving Human Development & Family Studies

Alex Hayes

Softball Communications

Hugo Hernandez

Baseball General Studies
James Jeffers Football Management

Brett Jones  

Baseball General Studies

Nicole Jones

Spirit Human Development & Family Studies

Chelsey Larsen

Swimming & Diving Community Health Sciences

Lucian Matthew

Spirit English

Mengjiao Mi

Swimming & Diving Community Health Sciences

Westley Moss 

Baseball Mathematics

Aislynn Mueller

Track & Field General Studies

Olivia Pennell         

Rifle Economics

Nicole Poleschuk

Skiing Civil Engineering

Danielle Poteete     

Rifle Chemistry

Kaitlin Sartini

Swimming & Diving Management

Sarah Schmeda

Women’s Soccer Psychology

Gloria Sosa

Track & Field Human Development & Family Studies

Brock Stassi

Baseball Secondary Education

Samantha Stein

Rifle Environmental Science

Malik Story

Men’s Basketball General Studies

Tori Tembey

Spirit Community Health Sciences

Joanne Terranova

Women’s Soccer Mechanical Engineering

Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn

Swimming & Diving Management

Marticka Tillman         

Spirit Nutrition

Lauren Vessie

Swimming & Diving Management
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