Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes set to graduate at 2018 Commencement ceremonies

From left to right Doug Knuth, Austin Corbett and Madison Morell at 2017 graduation ceremony. This year, a record number of student-athletes will be graduating from the University.

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5/15/2018 | By: Staff Report  |

A record 79 Nevada Wolf Pack student-athletes have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada, Reno this spring and summer.

Ceremonies for the 128th University Commencement are set for this weekend on the University's historic Quadrangle on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17-19. A reception for graduating student-athletes and their families will be held Thursday morning at the Basin Street Club at Mackay Stadium on campus. Former softball star Britton Murdock Nunn will speak to this year's graduating class of student-athletes.

This year's crop of graduates represent all but one of Nevada's sports programs and is made up of 70 student-athletes and nine members of the Nevada spirit program.

"It's an incredible thrill to see so many Wolf Pack student-athletes and cheer team members earning their degrees," said athletics director Doug Knuth. "On behalf of the entire athletics department, I offer our congratulations to each and every one of them. We are proud of all of them for earning the ultimate goal - a degree from our University."

Graduating Nevada student-athletes are given a special silver and blue sash to wear at Commencement in recognition of their efforts as student-athletes.

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Including this spring and summer's graduates, Nevada has seen 937 of its student-athletes graduate in the past 11 years, a figure that includes 19 student-athletes who walked in commencement ceremonies this past December.

Over all, the University's 128th Commencement will confer 3,137 degrees, the largest amount of degrees conferred in one semester. The commencement exercises will take place over four ceremonies in three days - Thursday, May 17; Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 - and will be on the University's historic Quad, located on the southern part of campus. Each ceremony focuses on particular colleges, and both undergraduate and graduate degrees for each of those colleges will be granted.

  • 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17: College of Engineering, Orvis School of Nursing and College of Science
  • 8 a.m. Friday, May 18: College of Business, School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences (Social Work) and School of Medicine (Speech Pathology)
  • 5 p.m. Friday, May 18: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources and College of Education
  • 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19: College of Liberal Arts and Reynolds School of Journalism

Free public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex and the Blue and Green surface lots on the north end of campus. Shuttles will be available two hours before each ceremony. The Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex will be available for handicap parking. Due to increased traffic seen around Commencement ceremonies, the public is strongly encouraged to allow extra time and arrive early.

For additional information, including parking maps and directions, please visit unr.edu/commencement.

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Sport

Major

Keone Cabinian              

Baseball             

General Studies

Austin Dick  

Baseball          

Business Management

Michael Echavia              

Baseball          

General Studies

Grant Fennell 

Baseball          

Business Management

Chase Grant

Baseball          

General Studies

Mark Nowaczewski       

Baseball          

Business

Cooper Powell           

Baseball          

Journalism

Matt Young       

Baseball          

Community Health Sciences

Hallice Cooke  

Men’s Basketball            

General Studies

Elijah Foster      

Men’s Basketball    

General Studies

Caleb Martin    

Men’s Basketball            

General Studies

Cody Martin      

Men’s Basketball            

General Studies

Kendall Stephens           

Men’s Basketball            

General Studies

Reece Backman            

Football              

Human Development Family Studies

Patrick Choudja            

Football              

Criminal Justice

Evan Faunce     

Football

Business

Hunter Fralick  

Football              

Nevada Teach Biology

Ty Gangi             

Football              

Business Management

Jarid Joseph     

Football

Psychology

Jakob Lacaden

Football              

Community Health Sciences

Ilya Lopez          

Football              

Accounting

Matt McDermand          

Football              

Criminal Justice

Kalei Meyer      

Football              

Mechanical Engineering

Elijah Moody

Football

General Studies

Kelton Moore

Football

Marketing

Ahki Muhammad           

Football              

Community Health Sciences

Asauni Rufus     

Football              

Psychology

Korey Rush        

Football              

Communication Studies

Ricky Thomas Jr              

Football              

Journalism

Lucas Weber    

Football              

Community Health Sciences

Mile Cilic           

Men’s Tennis    

Computer Science and Engineering

Augustin Delahodde    

Men’s Tennis    

Mathematics

Robert Margitalvi           

Men’s Tennis    

International Business and Finance

Halie Bergman

Women’s Basketball     

Business Management

AJ Cephas         

Women’s Basketball     

Criminal Justice

T Moe  

Women’s Basketball     

Educational Leadership MA

Jade Redmon M              

Women’s Basketball     

Community Health Sciences

Teige Zeller      

Women’s Basketball     

Journalism

Grant Booth      

Men’s Golf         

General Studies

Bertille Dupont               

Women’s Golf  

Mechanical Engineering

Hannah Gregg 

Women’s Golf  

Communication Studies

Jordan Keyser  

Women’s Golf  

Mathematics

Celyn Khoo       

Women’s Golf  

Ecohydrology

Aayliyah Gibson             

Softball               

Community Health Sciences

Alyssa Mendez

Softball  

Community Health Sciences

Nikki Orozco     

Softball  

Communication Studies

Chase Redington            

Softball  

Community Health Sciences

Morgan Beye    

Soccer 

Community Health Sciences

Angel Meriwether        

Soccer 

Community Health Sciences

Nikki Mitsuyasu              

Soccer 

Business

Katie Prosser    

Soccer 

Community Health Sciences

Bryanna Wiehe

Soccer 

Community Health Sciences

Kate Hofmeyer               

Swimming & Diving      

Swimming & Diving      

Sio Lei 

Swimming & Diving      

Communication Studies

Emma Payne    

Swimming & Diving     

Nutrition

Jaeger Turner  

Swimming & Diving     

Community Health Sciences

Claudia Herrero              

Women’s Tennis             

International Business and Finance

Sheila Morales Hidalgo

Women’s Tennis             

Mathematics

Leah Carter       

Track and Field

Community Health Sciences

Katia Coquis-Lossio       

Track and Field

Journalism

McKenna Evans

Track and Field

Community Health Sciences

Kadeisha Hield

Track and Field

Biology

Dezirae Pennington      

Track and Field

Biology

Marissa Suan    

Track and Field

Speech Pathology

Makeya White 

Track and Field

Business Management

Meagan Wood 

Track and Field

Veterinary Science

Emily Capaul    

Rifle      

Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Delikat            

Rifle      

Criminal Justice

Sarah Jameson

Rifle      

General Studies

Justin Nissen

Rifle      

Community Health Sciences

Sara Holt   

Cheer  

Management

Hailey Martini  

Cheer  

Biology

Anthony Walsh Cheer  

Cheer  

Criminal Justice

Alisha Garric     

Cheer  

Art

Kaylie Calder    

Cheer  

Psychology

Stephanie Kappus         

Cheer  

Management

Mary Ross          

Cheer  

Community Health Sciences

Andrew Oman 

Cheer  

Biotechnology

Katrina Aldridge             

Cheer  

Community Health Sciences

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