Lincoln – A total of 18 current and former Husker student-athletes across all sports will earn their undergraduate degrees during “Go Big Grad: A Husker Graduation Celebration” on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. (CDT).
The event will be streamed at http://www.commencement.unl.edu with graduates and their families encouraged to view the online celebration with guest speaker Dr. Marilyn Moore and the conferring of degrees by Chancellor Ronnie Green.
The Nebraska football program will be represented by graduates Marquel Dismuke (Compton, Calif.), Lamar Jackson (Elk Grove, Calif.), Tanner Lee (Destrehan, La.) and Jonathan Rose (Leeds, Ala.).
Nebraska’s track and field teams add five graduates, including Jamesha Hardig (Lawrenceville, Ill.), Quashira McIntosh (Providence, R.I.), Leah Meyer (Superior, Neb.), Alec Sery (Woolwich Township, N.J.) and Cale Wagner (Seward, Neb.).
The Nebraska men’s basketball program adds a pair of graduates in Dachon Burke Jr. (Orange, N.J.) and Matej Kavas (Ljubljana, Slovenia), who earned his master’s degree from UNL in applied science.
The Husker women’s basketball team contributes Kate Cain. The 6-5 center from Middletown, N.Y., completed her management degree in three years and is poised to enter her senior season on the court as Nebraska’s career blocked shot leader.
Faith Carter (Soccer, Papillion, Neb.), Abigail Greeneway (Swimming & Diving, Appleton, Wis.), Cameron Jones (Men’s Golf, Perth, Australia), Josh Martin (Men’s Gymnastics, Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Kami Shows (Women’s Gymnastics, Winchester, Calif.) and Sarah Sutton (Rifle, Oak Harbor, Ohio) round out the collection of Husker graduates.
Overall, the 18 Husker graduates in August came to Nebraska from 10 states and two foreign countries. Over the last three graduations (December 2019, May 2020, August 2020), a total of 133 Husker student-athletes from 28 states and eight foreign countries have earned their degrees from the University of Nebraska.
Nebraska continues to feature one of the highest graduation rates in the nation, while leading the nation in the number of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (340) and NCAA Today’s Top Ten Award winners (18) across all sports.
August 2020 Nebraska Student-Athlete Graduates (18)
Dachon Burke Jr. (Men’s Basketball) – Orange, N.J. (Child, Youth & Family Studies)
Kate Cain (Women’s Basketball) – Middletown, N.Y. (Management)
Faith Carter (Soccer) – Papillion, Neb. (Global Studies)
Marquel Dismuke (Football) – Compton, Calif. (Criminal & Criminal Justice)
Abigail Greeneway (Swimming & Diving) – Appleton, Wis. (International Business)
Jamesha Hardig (Women’s Track & Field) – Lawrenceville, Ill. (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
Lamar Jackson (Football) – Elk Grove, Calif. (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
Cameron Jones (Men’s Golf) – Perth, Australia (Business Administration)
Matej Kavas (Men’s Basketball) – Ljubljana, Slovenia (Applied Science – Master’s)
Tanner Lee (Football) – Destrehan, La. (Management)
Josh Martin (Men’s Gymnastics) – Buffalo Grove, Ill. (Software Engineering)
Quashira McIntosh (Women’s Track & Field) – Providence, R.I. (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
Leah Meyer (Women’s Track & Field) – Superior, Neb. (Nutrition & Health Sciences)
Jonathan Rose (Football) – Leeds, Ala. (Ethnic Studies)
Alec Sery (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country) – Woolwich Township, N.J. (Civil Engineering)
Kami Shows (Women’s Gymnastics) – Winchester, Calif. (Child, Youth & Family Studies)
Sarah Sutton (Rifle) – Oak Harbor, Ohio (Advertising & Public Relations)
Cale Wagner (Men’s Track & Field) – Seward, Neb. (Finance)