April 25, 2013
OREM, Utah - Utah Valley University's 72nd undergraduate commencement ceremony was held Thursday evening at the UCCU Center and among those graduating this weekend will be 53 UVU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2012-13 academic year.
The graduating student-athletes were honored during a reception on Thursday at the UCCU Center prior to commencement.
In the fall, UVU had 34 student-athletes earn all-academic honors in the Great West Conference -- the most of any GWC institution. In 2011-12, the Wolverines saw 121 of their student-athletes earn all-academic recognition.
This past semester, 46 percent of UVU student-athletes posted a 3.5 GPA or better, while 17 percent had a perfect 4.0. As a group, the graduating student-athletes will leave with a cumulative 3.24 GPA.
2012-13 Utah Valley University Student-Athlete Graduates
Kelsey Kimball Cook
Track & Field/Cross Country
Angela Baker Blackham
Becca Brown Renshaw
Sally Hansen *
Kelli Roach Barnes
Lanni O'Reilly Reinhart
* Sally Hansen was named valedictorian for the College of Science & Health as she is graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is the first student-athlete at UVU to ever be named valedictorian.