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UMKC Athletics 5-16-2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC Athletics graduated 42 student-athletes spanning six different commencement ceremonies on May 12-14. 

“We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of each of our graduates,” said Ursula Gurney, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations/Senior Woman Administrator. “They have all shown growth during their time here at UMKC and we are excited for what the future brings for each of them.”

Upon graduation, several student-athletes plan to go onto graduate school and professional programs, while others have joined the work force.

Below are the spring 2017 graduates (*indicates summer graduate):

Men's Basketball

LaVell Boyd (Liberal Arts BLA)

Dashawn King (Liberal Arts BLA)*

Kyle Steward (Liberal Arts BLA)                                                                                 

Darnell Tillman (Liberal Arts BLA)*

Women's Basketball

Ceidra Coleman (Communication Studies BA)

Justice Collins (Communication Studies BA)              

India Johnson (Business Administration BBA)*                     

Men's Golf

Thibault Vieilledent (Business Administration BBA)

Women's Golf

Abbey Campbell (Nursing BSN)

Mackenzie Black (Business Administration BBA)      

Men's Soccer

Jake Carter (Business Administration BBA)   

Clay Stewart (Business Administration BBA)           

Women's Soccer

Emily Herndon (Nursing BSN)

Niekie Pellens (Business Administration BBA)   

Lauren Zach (Civil Engineering BSCIE)         

Men's Tennis

Uldis Gaismins (Business Administration BBA)

Michail Psarros (Business Administration BBA)         

Women's Tennis

Raquel Argenal (Business Administration BBA)

Maddie Schulte (Nursing BSN)

Men's Track and Field

Brady Adams (Health Sciences BHS)

Nicolas Basore (Mechanical Engineering BSME)

Terrone Garner (Health Sciences BHS)

Blake Hocking (Romance Languages & Lit MA)

Jacob Hockman (Business Administration BBA)

Nathan Keown (Economics BA)

Justin Martin (Liberal Arts BLA)

Quinlan Moll (Business Administration BBA)

Zak Snow (Communication Studies BA)              

Women's Track and Field

Kelly Carpenter (Nursing BSN)

Brooke Guiot (Psychology BA)

Dasjah Mason (Chemistry BA)

Megan Mills (Elementary Education BA)

Hanna Miller (Nursing BSN)               


Mackenzie Flaws (Nursing BSN)

Ashlin O'Brien (Business Administration BBA)

Kelsey Volle (Health Sciences BHS)  

Abby Warkentine (Health Sciences BHS)


Kaylyn Brandt (Accounting BS)         

Emma Dyer (Accounting BS)            

Jessica Hendin (Elementary Education BA)                                         

Madison Mosier (Business Administration BBA)                    

Brianna Starr (Health Sciences BHS)              

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