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
|Mark Avery||Football||Human Development & Family Studies|
|LaTijera Avery||Track & Field||General Studies|
|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|
|Tim Culligan||Baseball||General Studies|
|Tara Dines||Cross Country||Community Health Sciences|
|Erin Garvey||Volleyball||Communication Studies|
|Gina Grieco||Spirit||Communication Studies|
|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|
STAR OF THE WEEK
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.
- ATHLETE OF THE MONTH