Seven Student-Athletes Among Summer UC Graduates
Aug. 10, 2014 CINCINNATI -

Seven University of Cincinnati student-athletes are among 2,039 graduates taking part in UC's summer commencement Saturday inside Fifth Third Arena.

For the first time in 35 years, all levels of degrees will be award during the summer ceremony. Last year's event was the first Summer Commencement since 1979, and doctoral graduates did not participate in that ceremony. But this August there will be associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral graduates accepting their degrees.

The number includes student-athletes who are still competing for the red and black and those who have completed their eligibility and several who have returned to UC to complete their degree.

UC President Santa J. Ono will lead the event and be among the first to congratulate the class of August 2014. They are earning 245 associate degrees, 747 bachelor's degrees, 939 master's degrees and 134 doctoral degrees for a total of 2,065 (some students earn multiple degrees).

Student-Athlete Sport Academic Major
Demitri Beal Men's Track & Field Criminal Justice
Kayla Cook Women's Basketball Health Education- Exercise and Fitness
Munchie Legaux Football Organizational Leadership
David Nyarsuk Men's Basketball Criminal Justice
Ryan Quinn Baseball Health Education- Exercise and Fitness
Jeanise Randolph Women's Basketball Organizational Leadership
Joe Scherpenberg Men's Swimming Political Science