FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies today in the Walkup Skydome and as part of the newest group of alumni, 17 Lumberjack student-athletes will officially earn their degrees.
The athletic department held a commencement reception Thursday evening on campus where the fall graduates received their stoles. This fall's class of 2016 includes six all-conference award winners, as nine of 17 holds a 3.00 grade point average or better. Three of this weekend's graduates will graduate with a 3.50 GPA or better. Included in this class is an NCAA National Champion and individual leader, All-Americans, and FCS playoff participants.
The graduating class also volunteered more than 680 hours of community service.
Here are the Fall 2016 NAU Student-Athlete graduates in alphabetical order:
Carolyn Bethel – Track & Field/Cross Country - Exercise Science
Kayla Freeman – Track & Field/Cross Country - Secondary Education Mathematics
Nicholas Johnson – Football - Exercise Science
Corbin Jountti – Football - Psychological Science
Jacob Julian – Football - Criminology & Criminal Justice
Ronnie Manning – Football – Strategic Communications
Devon McPeek – Football - Exercise Science
Dani Muniz – Soccer - Biomedical Science
Andrew Robateau – Football - University Studies
Eric Rodriguez – Football - Criminology & Criminal Justice
Xavier Stephens – Football - Criminology & Criminal Justice
Kendyl Taylor – Football - Sociology
Jake Thomas – Football - Criminology & Criminal Justice
LeAndre Vaughn – Football - Sociology
Mo White II – Football - Hotel & Restaurant Management
Kris Yanku – Men's Basketball - Strategic Communication
Futsum Zienasellassie – Track & Field/Cross Country - Hotel & Restaurant Management