WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW’s graduating student-athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments early Thursday in the Golden Hawk Room of the Nixon Annex during the athletic department’s annual “Senior Sashing” ceremony.

The tradition, entering its third year, featured head coaches from UNCW’s teams presenting student-athletes with a sash or decorative ribbon inscribed “Student Athlete” to wear during this weekend’s Commencement proceedings at Trask Coliseum.

Forty-five student-athletes will be among the more than 1,900 undergraduates, 336 graduate students and five doctoral students receiving degrees in four different ceremonies at Trask Coliseum.