Gallaudet student-athletes, coaches, managers and interns graduate on Friday

Congratulations Class of 2019 with a Gallaudet Bison logo in lower left. Gally the Bison is wearing a cap and gown and giving two thumbs up to all of the graduates in front of a royal blue background.

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:

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

Name     Sport(s)     Position
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

Name     Sport(s)     Position
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
Joell Dixon     Football     Student-Assistant
Greyses Encarnacion     Women's Cross Country     Student-Athlete
Cameron Ethington     Football     Student-Athlete
Andrew Faulkner     Football     Student-Athlete
Faye Frez-Albrecht     Women's Cross Country, Track & Field/Athletic Training     Student-Athlete/Intern
Lorenzo Fuller     Football     Student-Athlete
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
Dylan Mento     Football     Student-Athlete
Brad Peterson     Football     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