Dec. 6, 2013
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, click here.
2013 Wolf Pack Winter Graduates (by sport)
FIRST NAME LAST 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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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Mitchell Van Patten
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.
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