14 Student-Athletes Honored at NAU Fall Commencement

14 Student-Athletes Honored at NAU Fall Commencement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona had 14 student-athletes receive their degrees from the university today during the Fall 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus at the Walkup Skydome.

The student-athletes participating in the commencement ceremonies were members of the football, women’s golf, women’s tennis, women’s cross country and track & field, and volleyball programs.

The graduates were members of FCS playoff and Big Sky championship teams, along with NCAA Regional participants. From All-Academic to All-Conference to All-America honors, this class achieved it all. 

To round out their overall academic and athletic accomplishments, this class was an integral part of NAU winning the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup two years in a row during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.


List of Fall Graduates

Marcus Alford – Football - Strategic Communication – Oxnard, Calif.

Jesse Brantley – Football - Interdisciplinary Studies – Gilbert, Ariz.

Nick Butier – Football – Marketing - San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Alex Holmes – Football - Criminology & Criminal Justice – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Jordan Perry – Football - Strategic Communication – Portland, Ore.

Kyren Poe – Football - Finance – Mesa, Ariz.

R.J. Rickert – Football - Marketing – Gilbert, Ariz.

Dejzon Walker – Football - Communication Studies – Chandler, Ariz.

Susana Mejia – Golf - Strategic Communication - Medellin, Colombia

Sarah-Maria Spruch – Tennis - Marketing - Dortmund, Germany

Darriel Banks – Track & Field - Health Sciences – North Las Vegas, Nev.

Shayla Freeman – Cross Country/Track & Field - Secondary Education – Phoenix, Ariz.

Hannah Hill – Volleyball – Biology – Ventura, Calif.       

Sydney Kemper – Volleyball - Mechanical Engineering - Albuquerque, N.M.