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17 NAU Lumberjacks Graduate This Fall

Fall 2016 Student-Athlete Graduates
Fall 2016 Student-Athlete Graduates

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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