Six Student-Athletes and Assistants to Receive Degrees Friday

By Jared Verner published December 19, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Six University of Colorado Colorado Springs student-athletes, student assistants and graduate assistants will walk across the stage at the World Arena as graduates in the Class of 2013. The University is projected to confer degrees on 450 students on Friday when commencement begins at 2 p.m.

The list includes student-athletes who have completed their eligibility, graduate assistant coaches, and undergraduate students who supported the administrative functions of the Mountain Lion athletic department. Collectively, the student-athletes were a part of four RMAC tournament appearances.

UCCS student-athletes have finished with a departmental grade point average of 3.00 or greater in the last 18 consecutive semesters. The Mountain Lions have maintained an NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate of 70 percent or greater in the last four years and were one of three public schools in the RMAC with an ASR of 70 or greater.

Robb Harleston, the host of "The Washington Journal" on C-SPAN and a 1983 graduate of UCCS, will address the graduates with Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, CU President Bruce Benson and members of the CU Board of Regents. A live video stream will be available and the ceremony will be rebroadcast over Comcast Channel 20 in Colorado Springs and online on YouTube. Full details on commencement can be found at uccs.edu/commencement.


Name Sport/Department Hometown
Agnes Arnadottir Women's Soccer Reykjavik, Iceland
Ian Ely-Cate Men's Basketball Iowa City, Iowa
Kia Jeffords Women's Soccer Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Megan Koop Volleyball Littleton, Colo.
Raeann Lippitt Sports Medicine Wiggins, Colo.
Jenna Lubieniecki Women's Soccer Lakewood, Colo.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Agnes ArnadottirAgnes Arnadottir22FSr.
Kia JeffordsKia Jeffords15DSr.
Megan KoopMegan Koop14MBSr
Jenna LubienieckiJenna Lubieniecki26MSr
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