53 UVU student-athletes set to graduate this weekend

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM UVU Director of Athletics Mike Jacobsen (left) and track & field sprinter Allah Laryea-Akrong.
UVU Director of Athletics Mike Jacobsen (left) and track & field sprinter Allah Laryea-Akrong.

April 25, 2013

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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

Jeff Barto
Justin Campbell
Ryan Chadwick
Alex Exon
Jeremy Gendlek
Cole McWhorter
Willie Pratt
Brian Whatcott

Men's Basketball
Zach Jones
Nick Thompson

Women's Basektball
Sarah Clement
Tasha Sanborn

Men's Golf
Mason Casper
Jeff Holmes
Joey Olson

Women's Golf
Jordyn Dougal
Morgan Workman

Women's Soccer
Regan Benson
Ashley Burdett
Kelsey Kimball Cook
Jaime Lyons
Nicole Slater
Kaitlyn Thomas

Charlee Cisneros
Tiffany Mills
Deianna Russell
Marie Williams

Track & Field/Cross Country
Angela Baker Blackham
Trevor Baker
Becca Brown Renshaw
Jake Brydson
Megan Burr
McKell Camp-Nielson
Stephanie Christensen
Marcus Dolan
Spencer Evensen
Mike Felix
Sally Hansen *
Krystal Harper
Krissy Knowles
Allah Laryea-Akrong
Joshua McCabe
Jim Monsen
Maryn Pincock
Kelli Roach Barnes
Stephen Wickhamshire
Matt Williams

Women's Volleyball
Rachel Anderson
Jaicee Kuresa
Lindsay Morrell
Lanni O'Reilly Reinhart

Monte Schmalhaus
Glenn Terrano

* 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.

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