Athletics News

UTA celebrates 19 graduating student-athletes

May 16, 2016

By Michael Eldridge | @DFWSportsMike

ARLINGTON, Texas – As UT Arlington celebrated graduation at College Park Center during three days of ceremonies, 19 student-athletes officially became Maverick alumni as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Baseball and softball led the way with four graduates apiece, while student-athletes from volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's track and field and women's track and field also earned their degrees.

"Congratulations to our student-athletes for completing one of the true milestone accomplishments in life," UT Arlington Athletics Director Jim Baker said. "Graduation marks both end of their academic careers at UTA and beginning of a new chapter. We wish the best to our student-athletes and all UT Arlington students on their graduations, and for their contributions to our University. 

The student-athletes represented a group a part of nine different degrees earned that ranged from interdisciplinary studies, kinesiology and organizational communication.

The 19 students add to 15 graduates from December. 

Caleb Koedyker – Exercise Science
Cody Farrell – Interdisciplinary Studies
Jackson Morris – Interdisciplinary Studies
Darien McLemore - Management

Jolene Schaefer - Kinesiology
Nina Villanueva – Interdisciplinary Studies
Mya Anderson – Interdisciplinary Studies
Britnea Barilli – University Studies

Men's Track
Omar Barnes – Interdisciplinary Studies
Sheldon Moss – Interdisciplinary Studies
Brandon Blanchard - Management

Women's Track
Gabriela Alfonzo - Marketing

Women's Basketball
LaShanda Green – Interdisciplinary Studies
Morgan Holly – Organizational Communication
Toma Zaleckaite - Economics

Men's Basketball
Kennedy Eubanks – Speech Communication


Stacey Koch – University Studies
Jordan Holub – Management
Caitlyn Cooney - Management


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