On Thursday, Dec. 15, 36 current or former University of Louisville student-athletes will participate in the fall graduation ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center.
“We are proud of the sustained academic success of our student-athletes,” said Marvin Mitchell, Louisville’s Senior Associate Director for Student Services and Diversity. “They have worked hard to achieve goals in their sport as well as in the classroom. Congratulation to this year’s graduating class!”
A total of eight teams will be represented at the ceremony with football’s 17 graduates leading the way.
The class features two Olympians, four All-Americans and numerous all-ACC selections. Swimming’s Kelsi Worrell won four NCAA championships and was the 2016 ACC Swimmer of the Year before earning a gold medal in the 4 X 100 medley relay at the Rio Olympics. She will be joined by teammate and fellow Olympian and All-American Andrea Kneppers who is among the seven graduating swimmers. Baseball also graduates a pair of All-Americans with Nick Solak and 2016 ACC Pitcher of the Year Drew Harrington. All-ACC selections Keith Kelsey, Cole Hikutini, Josh Harvey-Clemons and James Quick highlight just a few of the 17 members of the football team participating in the ceremony.
Two former student-athletes will also receive their degrees on Thursday. Paolo DelPiccolo – who is currently on the Louisville City FC roster, played soccer for UofL from 2009-12 and helped lead the Cardinals to the 2010 College Cup finals; and Rod Council, who played football from 2005-07, both graduated through the Cardinal Degree Completion Program.
Below is a list of graduates by their respective sports.
De’ Asian Richardson
Women’s Track & Field
Men’s Track & Field
Cardinal Degree Completion