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22 Wildcats set to graduate this weekend

Bust out your caps, gowns, pomp and circumstance, because 22 students athletes are set to graduate from the University of Kentucky this weekend. The UK Commencement ceremonies will take place inside Rupp Arena this Friday.

December graduates include eight members of the Belk Bowl-bound UK football team, as well as two members of the UK volleyball team, which just won its third straight SEC championship before advancing to the Sweet 16 in post-season play. One member of Matthew Mitchell’s UK Hoops team made the list: Sabrina Haines, who has been impressive so far this season for the Cats, is set to walk across the stage.

Former football player Martavius Neloms is also expected to graduate after returning to finish his undergraduate work as part of UK Athletics’ Post-Eligibility Program. Neloms completed his eligibility in 2012.

Here is a full list of the December graduates:

Martavius Neloms – Football

Jordan Griffin – Football

Luke Fortner – Football

Drake Jackson – Football

Landon Young – Football

Elijah Barnett – Football

Kash Daniel – Football

Max Duffy – Football

Grant McKinniss – Football

Leonie Bettel –  Women’s Golf

Alaina Kwan – Gymnastics

Evangeline Soucie – Women’s Soccer

Keyarash Namjoupanah – Men’s Soccer

Sabrina Haines – Women’s Basketball

Shane Anderson – Swimming & Diving

Matthew Beach – Swimming & Diving

David Dingess – Swimming & Diving

Austin Haney – Swimming & Diving

Joshua Swart – Swimming & Diving

Travis Riley – Track & Field

Caitlyn Cooper – Volleyball

Gabby Curry – Volleyball

In addition to the 22 Wildcats listed above, 71 more student athletes are expected to graduate in May.

Kentucky’s student athletes have achieved a cumulative GPA of better than 3.0 in 14 consecutive semesters, with grades for the current fall semester set to be finalized next week. In October, UK student-athletes broke one school record and tied another in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate and Federal Graduation Rate.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)