UW Athletics to Honor Graduation Seniors on Thursday Night

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 7, 2016) – On Thursday, the University of Wyoming Athletics Department will be holding a special reception for its student-athletes who are participating in the 2016 fall semester graduation ceremonies this coming weekend. A total of 20 Cowboy and Cowgirls student-athletes are scheduled to graduate. The reception, which will take place in the Wildcatter Stadium Club & Suites, will also be attended by student-athletes, their families, UW faculty and UW Athletics coaching staffs.
Each student-athlete will be presented with an athletics graduation stole to wear along with the graduation stole from their college. The UW Athletics graduation stole is white with the familiar Steamboat Bucking Horse and Rider on the right-hand side of the stole and the W-Club emblem on the left. Current football student-athlete Chase Appleby and former Cowboy football player Mark Depew will be featured guest speakers at the event.

“I believe that the Graduation Stole Ceremony has become a staple of Wyoming Athletics,” Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Peter Prigge said. “This program started a few years ago and was a very small event. Thanks to the W-Club and the Cowboy Joe Club, this event has turned into an end of the semester celebration where we get to recognize both the academic and athletic achievements of our student-athletes. This group of graduates has been exceptional for UW Athletics. When you have 11 graduates from a senior football class that had a historic season, a national qualifier from Swim and Dive, and 3 former student-athletes that returned to UW to complete their degrees; that’s a pretty special group. We are excited to spend Thursday night with them as they start the next chapter in their lives.”

The annual event began in the spring of 2014 and is sponsored by the Cowboy Joe and W-Club. Each graduating student-athlete will also receive a free W-Club membership for the coming year. The W-Club is the official organization for former Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes and coaches.

For more information regarding 2016 fall commencement follow the link http://www.uwyo.edu/commencement/