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
|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|
|Chris Haas||Cheer||Mechanical Engineering|
|Mallorie Mullendore||Cheer||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Zachary Brickell||Football||Business Administration|
|Joseph Huber||Football||Information Systems|
|Nathan Lytle||Football||Geological Engineering|
|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|
|Ariel Craig||Softball||Human Development & Family Studies|
|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|
|Donna Greely||Volleyball||Criminal Justice|
|Dana Holt||Volleyball||Communication Studies|
STAR OF THE WEEK
2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Women's Track & Field
Senior Alison Powers made an epic comeback to the pole vault pit after sitting out with injury last season, shattering her own indoor track record at the National Pole Vault Summit. Powers jumped for a mark of 13 feet and 3.5 inches (4.05m), edging out her previous mark by a full six inches. Powers also won her pit at the premiere event.
- ATHLETE OF THE MONTH