* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Athletics Department honored the most recent group of student-athlete graduates on Friday, May 12 at its Spring Stole Ceremony.  The by-invitation event was held for the graduates, their families and friends at the UniWyo Federal Credit Union Sports Complex, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

A total of 100 Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes graduated with either their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

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All 17 of Wyoming's NCAA-sanctioned sports, along with members of UW's Spirit Team and Rodeo team and a group of UW Athletics' graduate assistants, were represented in this spring's group of graduates.

University of Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman addressed the graduates on Friday, as well as UW Assistant A.D. for Academic Services Mattison MaiselCameron Murphy, a member of the men's swimming and diving team and this past year's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President, also spoke on behalf of this year's student-athlete graduates.

"We are extremely proud to honor our most recent graduating student-athletes with this stole ceremony," said Burman. "This is a special time of year for these young men and women as they reach their goal of achieving a college degree. It is rewarding to share in this celebration with them and their families.

"In addition to the large number of student-athletes receiving their bachelor's degrees this weekend, many of our student-athletes who received extra years of eligibility due to COVID interrupting their college careers took advantage of that extra time to pursue graduate degrees. You will see several members of this graduating class of student-athletes receiving their graduate degrees this weekend. We as an athletics department are extremely proud of all our student-athletes' academic accomplishments in addition to their athletic accomplishments. We wish them all the best in their futures and hope they will return often to the University of Wyoming and continue to be part of our athletics program as alumni."

The tradition of presenting UW student-athlete graduates with graduation stoles at a special reception began with the spring semester of 2014 and has been held every semester since. The graduation stoles are provided to wear along with the graduation stole from each student-athlete's college during graduation.

The UW Athletics' graduation stole is white with the familiar Steamboat Bucking Horse and Rider emblem on the right-hand side of the stole and a "W Club" emblem on the left.  Each graduating student-athlete will also receive a free "W Club" membership for the coming year. The "W Club" is the official organization for former Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes and coaches.

The 2023 spring commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 13.  Three ceremonies for various colleges will take place in the Arena-Auditorium at 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  The College of Law ceremony will take place in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts at 10 a.m.  Detailed information on the 2023 University of Wyoming commencement ceremonies may be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/commencement/

2023 University of Wyoming Student-Athlete Spring and Summer Graduates
(100 Total)

Women's Basketball (4)
Lexi Bull, B.S.B. Finance
Tommi Olson, M.S. Health Services Administration
Marta Savic, B.S. Psychology
Quinn Weidemann, Master of Business Administration

Men's Basketball (4)
Kenny Foster, B.S. Finance
Jake Kyman, B.A. Sociology
Hunter Maldonado, M.S. Finance
Hunter Thompson, M.S. Health Services Administration

Football (16)
Jordan Bertagnole, B.A. American Studies
Brady Bohlinger, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Akili Bonner, B.S., Communication
Parker Christensen, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Francis Crum, Master of Business Administration
Ethan Drewes, B.S.B. Accounting
Hank Gibbs, B.S.B. Accounting
Luke Glassock, B.S. Construction Management
Carlos Harrison, B.A. American Studies
Jakorey Hawkins, Bachelor of General Studies
Chance Hofer, B.A. Math Education
Jeremy Hollingsworth, B.A. American Studies
John Lookabaugh, B.A. Communication
Will Pelissier, B.S.B. Finance
Mason Schultz, B.A. Physics Education
Clayton Stewart, Master of Business Administration

Women's Golf (4)
Samantha Hui, B.S. Physiology
Morgan Ryan, B.A. International Studies
Rachel Stoinski, B.S. Wildlife Fisheries Biology & Management
Jessica Zapf, Master of Business Administration

Men's Golf (5)
Patrick Azevedo, B.S.B. Entrepreneurship
Kirby Coe-Kirkham, B.S. Energy Systems Engineering
Jimmy Dales, B.S. Economics
Aidan Mann, B.S.B. Management of Human Resources
Tyler Severin, B.A. American Studies

Women's Soccer (6)
Nikayla Copenhaver, B.S. Psychology and B.S. Criminal Justice
Hannah Hagen, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Delaney Hallcroft, B.S.B. Management of Human Resources
Haylee Rice, B.S. Finance
Kennedy Schomer, B.A. Communication
Savannah Warner, Bachelor of General Studies

Women's Swimming and Diving (6)
Claire Becker, B.S.B. Accounting/Finance
Sani Carsrud, B.A. Communication
Erin Eccleston, Master of Speech Pathology
Emma Mehl, B.S. Physiology/Biology
Carly Palmer, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Roxy Ramirez, B.A. International Studies

Men's Swimming and Diving (6)
Daniel Cumnock-Francois, B.S. Psychology/Political Science
Payton Lee, B.S. Psychology
David Mihalic, B.S. Molecular Biology
Robert Mitchell, B.S.B. Finance & Management of Human Resources
Cameron Murphy, Master of Business Administration
Grant Sloan, Master of Business Administration

Tennis (2)
Ana Fernandez, Master of Business Administration
Maria Oreshkina, Master's in Geospatial Information Science

Women's Track and Field and Cross Country (11)
Aumni Ashby, Bachelor of General Studies
Kennedy Burch, B.S. Physiology
Mary Carbee, Master of Public Administration
Jordan Christensen, B.S. Nursing
Madison Friend, B.S. Chemical Engineering
Kaylee Kearse, B.A. Secondary Education - English
Katelyn Mitchem, B.S. Environmental Systems Science and B.S. Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management
Piper Morris, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Molly Sitter, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Anna Spear, B.S. Environment & Natural Resources and B.S. Political Science
Cosette Stellern, B.A. in Sociology

Men's Track and Field and Cross Country (4)
Caige McComb, B.A. Secondary Education - History
Pete Mead, B.S. Physiology
Josh Rodgers, B.S.B. Accounting
Asefa Wetzel, B.S. Finance

Volleyball (3)
Lydeke King, B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Promotion and Bachelor of General Studies
KC McMahon, B.A. Sociology & American Studies
Ashton Reese, B.A. Sociology

Wrestling (8)
Jacob Greenwood, B.S. Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Job Greenwood, B.A. American Studies
Hayden Hastings, B.S.B. Finance and B.S. Management
Cole Moody, B.S.B. Finance & Management of Human Resources
Darrick Stacey, B.A. Criminal Justice
Terren Swartz, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Jacob Wright, M.A. Higher Education Administration
Chase Zollmann, B.A. History

Rodeo (8)
Drake Amundson, B.S. Agricultural Business
Riata Day, B.S. Agricultural Business
Vivian Ely, B.S. Agricultural Communications and Agricultural Business
Gracy Gilbert, B.S.N. Nursing
Dylan Grant, B.S. Physical Education Teaching
Owen Hoal, B.S. Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Pre-veterinary Medicine
Cassidy March, B.S. Agricultural Business and Livestock Business Management
Parker Rowe, B.S.C.E. Civil Engineering

Spirit Team (9)
Ashlyn Armijo, B.S. Environment & Natural Resources and Political Science
Ciera Babb, B.A. Elementary Education
Tyson Bradley, B.S. Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Brennan Coppola, B.S. Accounting and B.S. Finance
Alivia Duran, B.S. Animal & Veterinary Sciences and Animal Biology & Production
Myranda Grygorcewicz, B.A. Elementary Education
Owen Schneider, B.S. Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management and Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Sabrina Swiontek, B.A. Communication
Emma Telgenhoff , B.S.W. Social Work

Graduate Assistants in Athletic Administration (4)
Emma Agebrand, Master of Business Administration
Mihaela Kaftanova, Master's in American Studies
Hannah Mclean-Leonard, Master of Business Administration
Brooke Napoleon, M.A. Higher Education Administration

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