Cincinnati Celebrates the Graduation of 55 Student-Athletes

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    April 26, 2013

    CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati celebrates its Spring Commencement during two ceremonies Saturday in Fifth Third Arena and among those graduates are 55 student-athletes.

    "Graduation is the most exciting day of the year," said UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock. "It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes and the determination they have to be successful. Each of them has made UC a better place and we celebrate with them on this special day."

    One week after his investiture, UC President Santa Ono leads the Saturday ceremonies. The first ceremony takes place at 9 a.m. and includes the College of Allied Health Sciences; Carl H. Lindner College of Business; College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP); College of Nursing; and UC Blue Ash College. The afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and recognizes graduates from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH); College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS); McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S); and UC Clermont College.

    Friends and family unable to attend graduation can view a live telecast of Saturday's events at the Family Friendly Zone, located at the Russell C. Meyers Alumni Center, or online.

    "Our staff is extremely proud of our graduating student-athletes," said Joe Luckey, who serves as senior associate athletics director for the Office of Student-Athlete Support Services, the department responsible for providing academic support to UC's student-athletes. "We have seen these students grow tremendously as they progressed from recruits to graduates, and we are excited for each of them to pursue the next phases of their lives."

    Graduation caps off a year in which nearly 60 percent of UC's student-athletes achieved a fall semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eighteen student-athletes achieved a 4.0 and 153 garnered a 3.4 fall semester GPA. 

    Also graduating Saturday is former men's swimming and diving student-athlete Nate Kramer, whose collegiate career was cut short due to a battle with leukemia.

    For more information about the 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremonies click here.

    2013 Spring Graduates

    Gentile, Thomas Baseball Health Education (Exercise & Fitness)
    Bomar, Maalik Football Criminal Justice
    Bujnoch, Austen Football History
    Dempsey, Adam Football Operations Management
    Frey, Drew Football Architectural Engineering Technology
    Johnson, Reuben Football Criminal Justice
    Lambert, Patrick Football Health Education (Exercise & Fitness)
    Luallen, Jordan Football Entrepreneurship
    McClellan, Sean Football Organizational Leadership
    Meador, Mitch Football Organizational Leadership
    Richardson, Demetrius Football Criminal Justice
    Williams, Anthony Football Criminal Justice
    Fink, Maddie Lacrosse Finance
    Kiriazoglou, Katie Lacrosse Marketing
    Pierson, Marissa Lacrosse Health Science (Physiological Science)
    Piontek, Adrianna Lacrosse Sports Administration
    Wettig, Katelyn Lacrosse Communication
    Parker, JaQuon M. Basketball Criminal Justice
    Wright, Cashmere M. Basketball Criminal Justice
    Desmarais, Andrew M. Golf Communication
    Ledom, Matthew M. Golf Operations Management
    Tepe, David M. Golf Finance
    Albert, Louis M. Soccer Mechanical Engineering; Business Administration
    Powell, Leon M. Soccer Sports Administration
    Shelton, Shamar M. Soccer Marketing
    Kramer, Nate M. Swimming Accounting
    Hale, Chris M. Swimming Journalism
    Hays, Matt M. Swimming Chemistry
    Langford, Brad M. Swimming Organizational Leadership
    Marks, Tommy M. Track & Field Aerospace Engineering
    Neyer, Kyle M. Track & Field Business Administration (Graduate Student)
    Somerville, Terrence M. Track & Field Criminal Justice
    Wynn, Ryan M. Track & Field Psychology
    Haseman, Jake M. Track & Field Aerospace Engineering
    O'Gara, Caitlin Tennis Accounting
    Woulfe, Elise Tennis Spanish
    Hayden, Emily Volleyball Journalism
    Refenes, Becca Volleyball Sports Administration
    Rohlfs, Rachel Volleyball Health Education (Exercise & Fitness)
    Scott, Jordanne Volleyball Health Education (Exercise & Fitness)
    Carl, Alex W. Golf Marketing
    Roos, Maria W. Golf Journalism
    Winqvist, Fredricka W. Golf Informational Systems
    Dakers, Kaylee W. Soccer Health Science (Physiological Science)
    Bakan, Lindsay W. Swimming Fashion Design; Marketing
    Berman, Alicia W. Swimming Psychology & Neuroscience Neuropsychology
    Desalle, Renee W. Swimming Nursing
    Frye, Erin W. Swimming Communication  Science  & Disorders
    Groene, Brittany W. Swimming Special Education MA & NS
    Campbell, Paris W. Track & Field Fashion Design
    Edley, Alyssa W. Track & Field Criminal Justice
    Harding, DanHeisha W. Track & Field Criminal Justice
    Knollman, Sara W. Track & Field Communication Science & Disorders
    Patton, Brianna W. Track & Field Health Science (Exercise & Movement Science)
    Portis, Shanay W. Track & Field Criminal Justice