UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services
May 17, 2013
CHICAGO- Fifty student-athletes representing 18 varsity sports received their bachelor's degrees from UIC at the completion of the 2012-13 academic year. The graduation ceremonies, held at the UIC Pavilion, honored students graduating either at the conclusion of the spring semester, summer session or after the 2013 fall term.
"I'd like to extend my congratulations to our large group of student-athletes that received their bachelor's degrees," said Athletic Director Jim Schmidt. "As an athletic department, our vision is to build champions for life. Each student-athlete that earned their degree is ready for the next phase of their lives, and I'm excited for each and every one of them."
The UIC baseball team boasted the most graduates, with eight current players receiving their degrees. The Flames' men's cross country/track & field teams also had a combined eight student-athletes graduate.
The UIC softball team, which just captured the regular season Horizon League Championship, saw six student-athletes graduate. Meanwhile, the women's cross country/track & field teams boasted five graduates.
The UIC men's basketball team saw four players earn their degrees, including seniors Daniel Barnes, Anthony Kelley and Gary Talton, who helped UIC earn its first-ever postseason win last winter. Senior-to-be Hayden Humesalso earned his bachelor's degree. The Flames' men's soccer team also boasted four graduates.
Both the men's and women's gymnastics team had a trio of student-athletes cross the graduation stage, while the volleyball, women's basketball and men's tennis teams boasted two graduates each. The men's and women's swimming & diving teams each had one student-athlete graduate, while Haley Craigfrom the UIC women's tennis team collected her bachelor's degree after leading the Flames to their 17th-straight Horizon League Championship.
Below is a list of UIC student-athletes that completed their academic curriculum and are set to receive their bachelor's degree.
Men's Cross Country/Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Men's Swimming and Diving
Women's Swimming and Diving