Sixty-Six Zips’ Student-Athletes to Graduate This Weekend

Sixty-Six Zips’ Student-Athletes to Graduate This Weekend

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AKRON, Ohio– Sixty-six student-athletes will don their caps and gowns this weekend, as part of the 2,994 University of Akron students, participating in the Spring and Summer 2017 commencement ceremonies.

The 66 graduates will represent all of Akron's 18 athletics programs.

Additionally, two student-athletes have been selected by their colleges to give the graduation address– volleyball's Callie Mack (College of Business), summa cum laude, and rifle's Zachary Strohl (College of Applied Science &Technology), magna cum laude.

A member of the Williams Honors College, Mack has a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is president and co-founder of the Zips for Haiti student organization and was a leader of a service trip to New Zealand last month.

Team captain Strohl sports a 3.75 GPA. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, he earned 2017 Collegiate Rifle Association Scholastic All-American, President's List (4.0 GPA), and Dean's List honors.

Families, friends, Zips fans and student-athletes can help celebrate this moment by sharing their photos, memories and more on social media by using the hashtag #ForeverAZip.


Akron Student-Athletes | 2017 Spring & Summer Graduates by Sport

Baseball (2)
Mark Brown, Criminal Justice/Political Science #
Nicholas Hoy, Exercise Science/Pre-physical Therapy

Men's Basketball (2)
Craig Eubanks, Sport Management #
Aaron Jackson, Sport Studies

Women's Basketball (3)
Hannah Plybon, Health Care Management *
Alex Ricketts, Exercise Science
Hannah Scipio, Marketing Management

Men's Cross Country (5)
Zach Alexander, Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Howkins, Biomedical Engineering
Clayton Murphy, Corporate Finance
Sean Poholski, Finance
Martin Zegarelli, Aerospace Systems Engineering

Football (12)
Cedric Brittnum, Sport Management
Tra'Von Chapman, Sport Management
Nick Fazio, Mechanical Engineering
LaVonne Gauthney, Sport Management #
Andrew Hauser, Sport Management
Alfonso Horner, Business
Ryan Kortokrax, Sport Management
Jamal Marcus, Organizational Supervision
Michael Means, Organizational Supervision
John Rachal, Media Studies
Danny Seafler, Engineering
Mykel Traylor-Bennett, Organizational Supervision #

Men's Golf (2)
Zach Gollwitzer, Finance
Yann Pfeiffer, Finance

Women's Golf (1)
Mallory Etcheberry, Accounting

Rifle (3)
Alexandra Fedorko, Intervention
Brent Morgan, Exercise Science/Nursing
Zachary Strohl, Construction Engineering Technology

Men's Soccer (2)
Tyler Sanda, Biology
Goncalo Soares, International Business

Women's Soccer (6)
Abby Gindlesberger, Biochemistry
Ashley Ingle, Biochemistry
Caitlin Jakubek, Early Childhood Education
Karin Norman, Business Administration
Sarah Sivic, Accounting
Hannah Werth, Exercise Physiology *

Softball (5)
Savannah Fruin, Business Administration
Taylor Kirian, Supply Chain Operations Management
Alyssa Nicholas, Sport Management #
Kayla Schlosser, Biology
Ashley Sims, Sport Management #

Women's Swimming & Diving (6)
Kara Kaulius, Marketing Management
Paige Kelkenberg, Sport Studies
Emily O'Brien, Biomedical Engineering
Hannah Palochak, Exercise Science/Nursing
Colleen Powers, Marketing Management
Laura Weiss, Marketing Management

Women's Tennis (2)
Karolina Maksimova, Sport Management #
Shannon Newnes, Psychology

Men's Track & Field (5)
Joseph Oduho, Biology
Matthew Roland, Business Administration
Taron Slone, Emergency Management & Homeland Security #
Jailyn Twitty, Organizational Supervision #
Keith Yohman, Biology

Women's Track & Field (5)
Alexandra Blair, Business and Organizational Communication
Kiara Chatman, Psychology
Rebecca Pietsch, Organizational Supervision *
Ariadna Ramos Gandia, Organizational Supervision
Becky Szabo, Chemical Engineering

Volleyball (5)
Amanda Bedell, Early Childhood Education
Karley Kusan, Intervention
Brenna Mack, Marketing Management/Sales
Callier Mack, Marketing Management/International Business
Julia Smagacz, Integrated Language Arts/Education

* Graduate degree

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