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33 Wolf Pack student-athletes to graduate

Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 01:28 PM PST
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RENO - 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.”

The University’s December Commencement will confer 1,461 degrees and certificates: 1,075 bachelor’s degrees and 386 advanced degrees (master’s and doctoral degrees) will be awarded. Due to predicted inclement weather conditions the ceremony will be delayed by one hour. For more information you can click here.33 Wolf Pack student-athletes to graduate
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