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Cardinals Graduate More than 100 Student-Athletes

Carlos Almeida

Carlos Almeida

May 15, 2014

Wearing their distinctive white satin stoles with red embroidery labeling them as student-athletes, more than 100 Cardinals have earned their degrees and participated in the University of Louisville May 2014 commencement ceremonies last weekend at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Getting my diploma in this spring commencement was a day I will forever remember, having my parents in the arena witnessing my graduation was the cherry on the top of the cake for my journey here at UofL. I am very proud of now being an alumni of one of the best universities in the nation," said Cardinal swimmer and NCAA Champion Carlos Almeida.

The Cardinals, as a program, continue to be successful in the classroom as nine University of Louisville athletic teams posted a perfect score in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data that was released by the NCAA on Wednesday.The nine UofL sports -- five women's and four men's -- with a perfect 1000 APR score for the most recent 2012-13 figures consist of men's basketball, football, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, softball, women's soccer, men's tennis, and volleyball. UofL's men's basketball and women's golf teams are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports in the latest multi-year APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Both sports have a perfect 1000 score for the four-year period from 2009-13 and received public recognition from the NCAA last w Nine University of Louisville athletic teams posted a perfect score in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data that was released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

"I am very proud of the continued graduation success rate we are experiencing here at the University of Louisville. Our students reconfirm the fact that success can be achieved in the class room and in their sport," said Marvin Mitchell, senior associate athletic director for Student Services and Diversity.

Here is a list of the graduates:



Women's Track and Field
Hannah Baker
Kimberly Cardeiro
Paige Dooley
Maria Frigo
Liberty Slinden
Jenna Wargo
Amashi-Ali Kendall
Margaret Gilbertson

Men's Track and Field Sam Bombaugh Tyler Byrne Ryan Eaton Kevin Jackson Andrew Nelson Mattias Wolter

Rowing Paula Gollnick Hannah Ritter Amy Van Syoc Catherine Chivers

Men's Soccer Joachim Ball Adeoja Akinsanya Michael Mauro

Men's Tennis Amaury Derogna

Women's Golf Maike Klein Tara Lyons Kathryn Petrino

Women's Tennis Stephanie Villajuan

Baseball Brandon Alphin Alex Chittenden Shane Crain Jeff Gardner Aaron Gersehnfeld Kyle Gibson Cole Sturgeon

Men's Basketball Luke Hancock Tim Henderson Russ Smith

Softball Jennifer Esteban Katelyn Mann Alicja Wolny Caralisa Connell

Women's Soccer Courtney Holtz Megan Berberich Julie Casselman Charlyn Corral Christine Exeter Rachel Melhado Nicole Mitchell

Football Christ Acosta Teddy Bridgewater Preston Brown Bryant Butler Gerald Christian Robert Clark Jarrett Davis Brandon Dunn George Durant Michaelee Harris Stephan Robinson Deon Rogers Hunter Stout Chris Walker Alex Witcpalek Anthony Branch Tyon Dixon Grant Donovan Thaddeus Franklin Kamal Hogan Ryan Hubbell Jarel McGriff-Culver Matt Nakatani Senorise Perry Chase Petersen Jermaine Reve Jacob Smith Marcus Smith Aaron Nance

Field Hockey Amon, Michelle Rosenmeier, Kelsey Schneidtmiller, Erin

Lacrosse Boltja, Nicole Bushway, Hillary Herbst, Ashley Negron, Monica O'Malley, Colleen Poteet, Amelia

Volleyball Emily Juhl Kvitle, Hannah Sahagian, Carly Welch, Caitlin

Women's Swim and Dive Grite Apaniviciute Lindsey LaPorte Rachael Lewis Carly Munchel Samantha Ormand Eszter Povazsay Jackie Sherrard

Men's Swim and Dive Carlos Almeida Kameron Chastain Brooks Wilmoth

Women's Basketball Shawnta' Dyer Tia Gibbs Antonita Slaughter Asia Taylor Sheronne Vails

Degree Completion Herbert Crook Ronnie Ghent Tony Williams

Spirit Groups Zach Grider Karly Van Hook Molly Harrold Kristian Latta Kim DeBaro Jermaine Edwards Rachel Meade Darwin Rivera Brittany WcWhorter Kelsey Everitt Alexis Berra Sara Wright Brett Moreno Chelsea Chism Demi Becton Maria D'Addeo Ashley Ferry Samantha Schmitt Meghan Jones Kimberly Ramser Jennifer Grilliot

Pep Band Katelyn Chawansky Andrew Hilleary Alisha Bragg Carly Kaiser Matt Robeson

Managers and Trainers Meghan Ziobro Kelli Williams Chimelofunam Olisemeka Coreena Bernardino

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