Forty Five Student Athletes Set To Graduate Saturday

    GOBEARCATSDOTCOM Kim Sykes from the women's soccer team was one of 126 graduates to earn Summa Cum Laude honors.
    Kim Sykes from the women's soccer team was one of 126 graduates to earn Summa Cum Laude honors.
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    June 12, 2009


    Forty Five University of Cincinnati student-athletes are set to receive their degrees Saturday, June 12, 2009, in a pair of ceremonies at Fifth Third Arena, marking the 190th Commencement of the University.

    The morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. for the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Business, College-Conservatory of Music, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and the College of Nursing.

    The afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m. for the College of Applied Science, Clermont College, College of Engineering, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Raymond Walters College, and the School of Social Work.

    Kim Sykes (women's soccer) and Natalie Plunkett (women's swimming and diving) are among 126 graduates earning summa cum laude honors, representing a University grade point average between 3.90 and 4.000.

    Marianne Erb (women's golf), Lindsey Marshall (lacrosse), Chelsea Kindschuh (women's soccer), Sarah Krone (women's swimming and diving), Elyse Perez (women's swimming), and Kyle Dragan (men's track and field) were among 240 magna cum laude graduates, representing a GPA between 3.75 and 3.8999.

    Football players Chris Jurek and Andre Revels will earn their degrees and finish their eligibility in the fall as graduate students.

    UC’s Office of Institutional Research reports 4,430 students applied for graduation, achieving 4,515 degrees (some graduates earn more than one degree), including: 522 associate degrees, 2,511 baccalaureate degrees, 1,006 master degrees, and 476 doctoral or professional degrees

    Paul Polman, a UC College of Business alumnus and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, will address graduates.



    Jake Geglein

    Billy Welsh

    Men's Basketball

    Brandon Miller

    Men's Cross Country

    Bradley Babiak

    William Keckeis


    Chris Jurek

    Justin Moore

    Lamonte Nelms

    Andre Revels

    Corey Smith

    Cedric Tolbert

    Brandon Yingling

    Women's Golf

    Marianne Erb

    Katelyn Hiller

    Allison Mayborg

    Sarah Stamper


    Lindsey Marshall

    Women's Soccer

    Chelsea Kindschuh

    Lindsey Noteboom

    Kim Sykes

    Men's Swimming

    Jakub Carda

    Rob Langford

    Mark Talma

    Women's Swimming

    Allison Griffin

    Sarah Krone

    Elyse Perez

    Natalie Plunkett

    Tammy Smith


    Val Dandik

    Alizee Paradis

    Elizabeth Young

    Men's Track & Field

    Dominick Davolio

    Kyle Dragan

    Chad Hanson

    Ian Jarman

    Troy Lammers

    Jared Martin

    Scott Mindel

    Alex Ramsey

    Women's Track & Field

    Jessica Moyer

    Brittney Robinson

    Julia Strombotne

    Courtney Wicks


    Jessie Nevitt

    Lindsey Peterson