COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland celebrated graduation with a group of student-athletes over the past week prior to this spring's commencement ceremonies. A reception was held May 9 at Tyser Tower to recognize student-athletes as they prepare for this memorable accomplishment.
Student-athletes posed for a group photo with Interim Director of Athletics Damon Evans.
“We are grateful for the way that you not only represent us in your respective sport but what you accomplished in the classroom,” Evans said. “Education is a powerful tool and a degree is a key that can provide you outstanding opportunities. You represent the best and brightest at the University of Maryland.”
A total of 70 student-athletes will earn their degrees this spring. The graduating class includes student-athletes from 17 teams and over 50 members of their respective sport's all-conference academic teams.
“I’m so grateful to be a Terp,” graduate Carrie Hanks of field hockey said. “My time at Maryland has helped shape who I’ve become four years after stepping on campus for my first preseason. I’m proud of what I’ve been a part of on the field, in the classroom and everywhere in between, and am excited to see what the future holds. It seems unbelievable that graduation is so close but, of course, my time as a Terp doesn’t end - once a Terp, always a Terp!”
University of Maryland College/Department commencement ceremonies will begin May 19 with the Main Commencement Ceremony held at XFINITY Center on May 20.