33 Nevada student-athletes set to graduate

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Updated: 12/06/2013 1:33 pm

RENO, Nev. – 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.”


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