* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Athletics Department will honor the most recent group of student-athlete graduates on Friday, May 13 at its Spring Stole Ceremony. The by-invitation event will be held for the graduates, their families and friends at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

A total of 76 Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes are scheduled to graduate this spring and summer, 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 cheer team, will be represented in this spring’s group of graduates.

Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes are earning degrees in 36 different majors, including 30 unique undergraduate majors, five different master’s degree programs and one doctoral program.

University of Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman will be addressing the graduates on Friday, as will UW Associate A.D. and Senior Woman Administrator Taylor Stuemky. UW graduate and former football and wrestling student-athlete Jack Tennant, who is now the Executive Director of the UW Alumni Association, will share his perspective on being a University of Wyoming graduate.

Cowgirl soccer student-athlete Hannah Lee, who is graduating this weekend, will speak on behalf of this year’s student-athlete graduates.

“Commencement weekend is always one of the most exciting times of year on a college campus,” said Burman. “To see our student-athletes receive their degrees and see their families and friends join in that accomplishment is very rewarding. Many years ago, we decided to conduct this special ceremony for our young men and women in athletics to honor them for reaching this milestone. It is a great opportunity for us to congratulate them and wish them well in the next phase of their lives.

“For some of these graduates, they have playing eligibility remaining, and we look forward to seeing them compete for UW again next year. Many others will be leaving the university to begin their professional careers, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the years to come.”

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 2022 spring commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 14. 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 2022 University of Wyoming commencement ceremonies may be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/commencement/#:~:text=Spring%202022%20Commencement%20will%20be%20May%2014%2C%202022.&text=Ticket%20Information%3A%20There%20will%20be,on%20attendees%20at%20the%20ceremony.

2022 University of Wyoming Student-Athlete Spring and Summer Graduates (76 Total)

Women’s Basketball (5)

McKinley Bradshaw, B.S. Psychology (Summer 2022)

Tommi Olson, B.S. Chemistry

Alba Sanchez Ramos, B.S. Mathematics

Paige Toomer, B.S. Finance (Summer 2022)

Quinn Weidemann, B.S. Entrepreneurship and Marketing


Men’s Basketball (2)

Drake Jeffries, B.A. Communication

Hunter Maldonado, B.S. Finance and Economics


Cheer (6)

Tara Fugate, B.A. English

Abby Holbrook, B.S. Nursing

Janae Marcus, B.S. Kinesiology (Summer 2022)

Rae Myers, B.S. Agriculture Communication

Ryan Tucker, B.A. Communication

Lauryn Williams, B.S. Entrepreneurship (Summer 2022)


Football (10)

Blayne Baker, B.A. Elementary Education with a concentration in Creative Arts

Jack Boyer, B.S. Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management

Frank Crum, B.S. Finance

Gunner Gentry, B.A. American Studies

Cole Godbout, B.S. Management of Human Resources

Josiah Hall, M.S. Counseling

Ravontae Holt, B.A. American Studies

Ryan Marquez, B.S.B. Marketing

Jaylen Pate, B.S. Political Science

Miles Williams, B.S. Psychology


Women’s Golf (3)

Cristiana Ciasca, B.A. Communication

Michelle Nguyen, B.S. Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Jessica Zapf, B.S. Finance (Summer 2022)


Men’s Golf (1)

Jared Edeen, B.S. Entrepreneurship


Soccer (6)

Rilee Castilla, B.S. Kinesiology (Summer 2022)

Grace Collins, B.S. Construction Management

Hannah Lee, B.S. Kinesiology

Jamie Tatum, B.S. Nursing

Adalyn Vergara, B.S. Wildlife and Fish Biological Management / Environment and Natural Resources

Amber Vokoun, B.S. Biology


Women’s Swimming and Diving (9)

Katelyn Blattner, B.S. Secondary Education / Math

Maggie Clerkin, B.S. Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Kira Crane, B.S. Management of Human Resources

Marcela Gramcko, Ph.D. Pharmacy

Molly Green, B.A. Elementary Education

McKenna Houlihan, B.S. Psychology

Lainee Jones, B.S. Environmental Systems Science

Andrea Niemann, B.S. Marketing

Rachel Pietsch, B.S. Accounting and Economics

Men’s Swimming and Diving (5)

Miller Browne, B.S. Management

Thomas Diaz, B.S. Management

Cameron Murphy, B.A. Communication

Ryan Netzel, B.S. Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Grant Sloan, B.S. Entrepreneurship


Tennis (3)

Ana Fernandez, B.S.B. Entrepreneurship

Mihaela Kaftanova, B.S. Marketing

Ida Krause, B.S.B. Management of Human Resources


Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country (10)

Kaylee Bentley, B.S. Nursing

Logan DeRock, B.S. Kinesiology and Health Promotion (Summer 2022)

Marie Doherty, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Shayla Howell, B.S.B. Marketing

Addi Iken, B.S. Nursing

Giulia Lodi, M.B.A. (Summer 2022)

Michelle Renner, B.S. Nursing

Ally Serbick, B.S. Management with a minor in Military Science

Cosette Stellern, B.A. Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology

Christie Wildcat, M.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies


Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country (6)

Tyler Dahl, B.S. Architectural Engineering

Mikey DeRock, B.A. General Studies

Philip Henry, B.S. in Physiology

Daniel Hintz, M.S. Economics

Will Persin, B.A. Political Science

Alec Richardson, B.A. Communication


Volleyball (4)

Erika Jones, B.S. Speech, Language and Hearing Science

Jackie McBride, M.A. Communication

Abby Olsen, B.S. Biology

Kyra Slavik, B.S. Management


Wrestling (6)

Brian Andrews, B.S. Economics

Hayden Hastings, B.A. General Studies

Trevor Jeffries, B.S. Economics

Jaron Jensen, B.S. Economics

Logan Jensen, B.S. Economics

Tate Samuelson, B.S. Economics

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