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61 Wildcats Set to Graduate This Weekend


LEXINGTON, Ky. – A total of 61 current and former University of Kentucky student-athletes have completed degree requirements and may participate in Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 4 and Sunday, May 6 at Rupp Arena.


Along with the 35 graduates at the December commencement, UK Athletics will total 96 graduates during the current school year.

Among the graduates are a pair of Wildcats who are completing their degrees a quarter-century or longer after their original term on campus. Oliver White, a tight end for the 1981-84 football Wildcats, returned to earn his diploma. Mia Daniel, a women’s basketball forward from 1990-93, also has finished her degree requirements.

Here is the list of the graduates and their sports:

  • Baseball – Luke Becker, Marshall Gei, Justin Lewis, Alec Maley

  • Men’s Basketball – Dillon Pulliam

  • Women’s Basketball – Makenzie Cann, Mia Daniel, Jessica Hardin, Alyssa Rice

  • Football – Jordan Bonner, David Bouvier, Dylan Greenberg, Jacob Hyde, Austin MacGinnis, Adrian Middleton, Kayaune Ross, Kendall Randolph, Charles Walker, Denzil Ware, Oliver White

  • Men’s Golf – Evan Cox, Chip McDaniel, Cooper Musselman

  • Women’s Golf – Ale Walker

  • Gymnastics – Katie Carlisle, Amy Roemmele

  • Rifle – Billy Azzinaro

  • Men’s Soccer – Stuart Ford, Noah Hutchins

  • Women’s Soccer – Sophie Babo, Katy Keen, Kelly Novak

  • Softball – Brooklin Hinz, Hannah Huffman, Shannon Smith

  • Men’s Swimming and Diving – Colin Faris, Jack Gunning, Stephen Jou

  • Women’s Swimming and Diving – Michelle Brown-Alleyne, Annie Davies

  • Men’s Tennis – Gus Benson, William Bushamuka, Jake Stefanik, Trey Yates

  • Women’s Tennis – Emily Fanning

  • Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country – Logan Bryer, David Cline, Fred Dorsey, Nik Huffman, Ian Jones, Ethan Shalaway, Daniel Southard, Jacob Thomson

  • Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country – Jacklyn Howell, Katy Kunc, Michelle McKinney, Whitney O’Bryan, Javianne Oliver

  • Volleyball – Ashley Dusek, Emily Franklin, Harper Hempel (also Kaz Brown, who completed degree requirements in December, is participating in this commencement)