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