June 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Athletic Department held its second annual graduation celebration on Thursday evening, paying tribute to the department's 108 student-athletes that comprise the Class of 2013, on the floor of Pauley Pavilion.
Those included were student-athletes who graduated in Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters, as well as those who are projected to graduate in Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
UCLA Football alumnus Brendon Ayanbadejo, a member of the Baltimore Ravens team that won SuperBowl XLVII this past February, addressed the graduates and their assembled family and friends.
Following Ayanbadejo's speech, the academic award winners were recognized.
They are as follows:
Don Shepherd Postgraduate Scholarships - Joy Eaton (women's track and field), Kene Izuchukwu (men's volleyball)
Rich Herczog Integrity Award - Kaelie Baer (gymnastics)
Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships - Rachel Godfred (swimming), Alec Govi (men's cross country/track and field), Matt Wiet (men's soccer), Mariah Williams (women's basketball)
Tom Hansen Pac-12 Medal - Jeff Locke (football), Vanessa Zamarripa (gymnastics) Scholar-Athletes of the Year - Ryan Deeter (baseball), Liz Goodrich (women's track and field)
A complete list of graduates is below:
BASEBALL - 1
FOOTBALL - 16
GYMNASTICS - 6
Monique De La Torre
MEN'S BASKETBALL - 3
Larry Drew II
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - 4
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD - 10
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD - 10
MEN'S GOLF - 3
WOMEN'S GOLF - 2
ROWING - 11
MEN'S SOCCER - 6
WOMEN'S SOCCER - 6
SOFTBALL - 3
SWIMMING & DIVING - 9
MEN'S TENNIS - 2
WOMEN'S TENNIS - 1
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL - 4
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL - 1
MEN'S WATER POLO - 6
WOMEN'S WATER POLO - 4