WASHINGTON - The 149th Gallaudet University commencement on Friday, May 17, celebrated hundreds of students receiving their respective degrees. In the graduating class there are 31 Bison student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers, student assistants and interns that received their degrees at the Field House before a packed crowd.
The 31 graduates are confirmed student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers and student assistants/interns that were on an active athletic roster/staff during the 2018-19 season and met their degree requirements completed August 2018, December 2018, May 2019 or slated for completion in August 2019. Of the 31 athletic graduates, 10 graduated with honors (University Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude). Cross country and track and field graduate assistant Rachel Sortino earned University Honors.
All 14 varsity sports had at least one graduate. Women's cross country and football led the way with seven graduates followed by athletic training with four, while men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and women's track and field had three. Baseball, men's cross country, men's swimming, men's track and field, softball and women's volleyball had two graduates. Men's and women's basketball and the sports information office had one.
The Gallaudet athletics department also wants to congratulate 55 former student-athletes, assistant coaches, team managers, cheerleaders and student assistants/interns that completed their degrees and graduated on Friday.
For more information visit the Gallaudet commencement web page: www.gallaudet.edu/commencement.html.
149th Gallaudet University Commencement
Graduating Student-Athletes, Coaches, Graduate Assistants, Team Managers, Cheerleaders, Interns
Master of Arts/Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work/Master of Science
|David Amezcua||Swimming & Diving||Assistant Coach|
|Christine Ecker||Sports Information Office||Student-Worker|
|Rachel Sortino%||Cross Country/Track & Field||Graduate Assistant|
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
|Connor Baer*||Men's Soccer||Student-Athlete|
|Neha Balachandran||Women's Soccer||Student-Athlete|
|Ilan Ben-Moshe||Baseball||Team Manager|
|Katie Bigelow^||Athletic Training||Intern|
|Andy Cruz||Men's Basketball||Student-Assistant|
|Greyses Encarnacion||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete|
|Faye Frez-Albrecht||Women's Cross Country, Track & Field/Athletic Training||Student-Athlete/Intern|
|Margie Garcia||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete|
|Bobby Green Jr.||Football||Student-Athlete|
|Alyssa Hanbury*||Swimming and Diving||Student-Assistant|
|Kelsey Hudson||Athletic Training, Softball, Women's Soccer||Intern|
|Christopher Teddy Jappah||Men's Soccer||Student-Assistant|
|Jana Kiefer||Women's Swimming and Diving||Student-Athlete|
|Tessa Lewis^||Women's Volleyball||Student-Athlete|
|Alton Markel||Men's Soccer||Student-Athlete|
|Sabina Shysh^||Women's Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field||Student-Athlete|
|Chrissy Sze^||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete|
|Cameron Upton||Baseball/Athletic Training||Student-Athlete/Intern|
|Maydee Vande Hey#||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete|
|Toraneau Varice||Men's Cross Country, Track & Field||Student-Athlete|
|Jessalyn Wortham^||Women's Cross Country||Student-Athlete|
|Roberto Zepeda||Women's Volleyball||Student-Assistant|
The above list contains confirmed student-athletes that played or coached for a GU athletic team during the 2017-18 school year.
% - University Honors
# - Summa Cum Laude
^ - Magna Cum Laude
* - Cum Laude