32 Wolf Pack Student-Athletes Set to Graduate This Winter

Wolf Pack student-athletes are the only students allowed to wear silver and blue cords.

Dec. 7, 2012

RENO, Nev. -

Thirty-two Wolf Pack student-athletes representing 12 teams have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada this winter. Ceremonies for the 2012 Winter Commencement are set for Saturday, Dec. 8 at Lawlor Events Center.

The Wolf Pack football team is represented by 11 student-athletes, while Nevada's baseball team has five graduates. Three women’s track and field student-athletes are graduating, while the Wolf Pack women’s soccer, skiing, women’s golf and women’s swimming and diving squads are each represented by two graduates. Nevada’s women’s cross country, men’s tennis, volleyball, men’s golf and softball teams have one graduate each. 

In addition to the 32 student-athletes, two members of the Nevada spirit program will also be earning their degrees this winter.

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 winter’s 32 graduates, Nevada has seen 499 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 winter,” said Nevada Director of Athletics Cary Groth. “We wish them all the best as they leave the University of Nevada and head out into the world with their college degrees.”

2012 Wolf Pack Winter Graduates

Name Sport Major
Mark Avery Football Human Development & Family Studies
LaTijera Avery Track & Field General Studies
Aldo Ballabio Skiing Marketing
Kaitlin Barber Spirit  Marketing
Christian Barker Football Criminal Justice
Mondray Bell Football General Studies
Alex Borcherts Women’s Golf Community Health Sciences
DeAndre Boughton Football Communication Studies
Thaddeus Brown Football Human Development & Family Studies
Amanda Caines Swimming & Diving Human Development & Family Studies
Melyssa Charlton Diving Accounting
Tim Culligan Baseball General Studies
Tara Dines Cross Country Community Health Sciences
Erin Garvey Volleyball Communication Studies
Gina Grieco Spirit Communication Studies
Martin Harris Skiing Art
Joe Kohan Baseball Biology
Gavin Kwon Men’s Golf Communication Studies
Troy Marks Baseball General Studies
Jayson McClaren Baseball Community Health Sciences
Jeff Nady Football Communication Studies
Sarah Nichols Track & Field General Studies
Alex Pinto Football International Affairs
April Pate Track & Field Community Health Sciences
Jenna Riddle Soccer Information Systems
Jordan Rozenfeld Men’s Tennis General Studies
Brock Stassi Baseball Secondary Education
Zach Sudfeld Football Masters in Business Administration
Tyler Thompson Football General Studies
Sarah Voss Soccer Education?]Elementary Education
Steve Werner Football Human Development & Family Studies
Kortnee Wiley Softball Education?]Elementary Education
Khalid Wooten Football General Studies
Jamie Yam Women’s Golf Finance


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