46 Pack student-athletes set to graduate

University of Nevada graduation

May 15, 2014

RENO, Nev. – Forty-six Nevada Wolf Pack student-athletes have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada this spring and summer.

Ceremonies for the 124th University Commencement are set for this weekend on the University’s historic Quadrangle on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17.

This year’s crop of graduates represent 15 sports programs and, with 11 members of the Nevada spirit program also graduating, 57 students representing Nevada athletics will be receiving their degrees this week.

“Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who are graduating this spring and summer,” said Doug Knuth, Nevada’s second-year athletics director. “Earning their college degrees is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes. We thank them for their contributions to the program and legacy of Wolf Pack athletics and we wish them the best as they leave the University of Nevada and enter the next phases of their lives.”

Nevada’s graduating student-athletes represent a variety of majors, including art, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, communications, community health science, finance, human development and family studies, journalism, management, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nutrition, psychology and wildlife ecology & conservation, among other majors.

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 46 graduates, Nevada has seen 612 of its student-athletes graduate in the past nine years, a figure that includes 33 student-athletes who walked in commencement ceremonies this past December.

The Wolf Pack’s Graduation Success Rate is at it 77 percent and has improved in eight of the last nine years.

2014 Spring-Summer Graduates

Name Sport Degree
Bryce Barger Baseball General Studies
Brooks Klein Baseball Community Health Sciences
Daniel Levine Baseball Community Health Sciences
Joseph Setum Baseball General Studies
Deonte Burton Men's Basketball General Studies
Jerry Evans Men's Basketball General Studies
Ali Fall Men's Basketball General Studies
Michael Perez Men's Basketball General Studies
Mimi Mungedi Women's Basketball Civil Engineering
Amber Smith Women's Basketball Human Development & Family Studies
Markie Wilder Women's Basketball General Studies
Derek Butler Cheer Community Health Sciences
Kat Crowe Cheer Biology
Jayme Curtis Cheer Communications
Alexis Desilva Cheer Chemistry
Greg Goldner Cheer Biology
Angela Grieco Cheer Management
Chris Haas Cheer Mechanical Engineering
Bri Kaszupski Cheer Marketing
Mallorie Mullendore Cheer Human Development & Family Studies
Karina Nelson Cheer Chemistry
Ashlee Tran Cheer Psychology
Zachary Brickell Football Business Administration
Evan Favors Football Marketing
Nick Hale Football Management
Randy Horton Football Management
Tyler Houk Football Marketing
Joseph Huber Football Information Systems
Stefphon Jefferson Football Art
Nathan Lytle Football Geological Engineering
Jonathan McNeal Football Management
Joyce Chong Women's Golf International Business
Clarissa Akana Mixed Rifle Community Health Sciences
Teila Irwin Mixed Rifle Electrical Engineering
Chivon Crump Soccer Community Health Sciences
Aleina Dominguez Soccer Communications
Danielle Green Soccer Biology
Ariel Craig Softball Human Development & Family Studies
Erin Jones Softball Communications
Lauren Lastrapes Softball Social Work
Ashley Kunz Women's Swimming & Diving Nutrition
Melanie Larson Women's Swimming & Diving Human Development & Family Studies
Nicole Longland Women's Swimming & Diving Biology
Rachel O'Connor Women's Swimming & Diving Psychology
Raquel Teran-Sanchez Women's Swimming & Diving Community Health Sciences
Phillip Hinojosa Men's Tennis Biology
Sophie Stevens Women's Tennis International Business
Samantha Diaz Track & Field Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
Casey Gray Track & Field Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anita Momodu Track & Field Community Health Sciences
Caitlin Owen Track & Field Art
Julie Pedersen Track & Field Community Health Sciences
Katelyn Romanko Track & Field Journalism
Grace Anxo Volleyball Sociology
Donna Greely Volleyball Criminal Justice
Dana Holt Volleyball Communication Studies
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