WILMINGTON, North Carolina – A total of 45 student-athletes will don caps and gowns Friday and Saturday when Spring, 2014, Commencement takes place on the UNCW campus.

Four graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Trask Coliseum over the two-day period. More than 1,900 undergraduates as well as 336 graduate students and five doctoral students are slated to participate in one of the four ceremonies

The largest group of student-athletes walking across the platform will hail from the baseball team, where six Diamond Hawks will collect their diplomas in Trask Coliseum.

UNCW Student-Athletes/Graduates By Sport and Major


Baseball (6) – Dillon Bass (Exercise Science), Mat Batts (Creative Writing), Drew Farber (Business Administration), Ryan LaGrange (Chemistry), William Prince (Mathematics), Blaze Tart (Business Administration)

Men’s Basketball (5) –
Zack Allen (Clinical Research), Chris Dixon (Communication Studies), Marcus Graham (Communication Studies), Tanner Milson (Business Administration), Shane Reybold (Exercise Science)


Men’s Golf (4) – Stefan Brewer (Business Administration), Payne McLeod (Business Administration), Ryan Nagy (Communication Studies), Josh Woodfox (Criminology)

Men’s Track & Field (4) –
Connor Brooks (Communication Studies), Brent Campbell (Business Administration), Johnny Nixon (Psychology), Kevin Webb (Community Health Education)

Volleyball (3) – Haley Collins (Exercise Science), Christi Laite (Biology), Siera Young (Business Administration)

Women’s Tennis (3) – Olga Blank (Psychology), Kelly Cameron (Physical Education), Angie Sekely (Psychology)

Men’s Soccer (2) – Hector Martin (Business Administration), Michael Parrish (Business Administration)

Men’s Swimming & Diving (2) – Matt Byrd (Business Administration), Gabe Thran (Business Administration)

Men’s Tennis (2) –
Rafael Aita (Business Administration), Matt Kealy (Business Administration)


Softball (2) – Casey Shue (Criminology), Camry Wagner (Biology)

Women’s Golf (2)
– Laverry Kumar (Business Administration), Jeanne Metivier (Business Administration)

Women’s Soccer (2) – Nicole Costa (Exercise Science), Natalie Winslow (Elementary Education)

Women’s Swimming & Diving (5) –
Grace Kelly (Exercise Science), Kyle Lynn Kotowski (Exercise Science), Kathleen Marrese (Exercise Science), Emily Schwartz (Marine Biology), Caitlin Towe (Communication Studies)

Women’s Track & Field (2) – Marlee Cadwell (Psychology), Haley Kapheim (Recreation Therapy)

Women’s Basketball (1) – Diana Venezia (Exercise Science) 

2014 UNCW Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 9, 2014
Cameron School of Business, 2 p.m.

Watson College of Education and College of Health and Human Service, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May, 10, 2014
Sciences, Humanities & Graduate Liberal Studies in College of Arts & Sciences, 9:30 a.m.
Creative Arts & Social Sciences in College of Arts & Sciences, 1 p.m.