ANCHORAGE – Twenty-four current and former Seawolf student-athletes were among the University of Alaska Anchorage's spring graduating Class of 2017, which celebrated with Sunday's Commencement ceremonies at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Among the degree recipients were magna cum laude honorees Jamie Ashcroft (women's track & field/health sciences), Katerine Lamoureux (women's skiing/accounting) and Curtis McKillop (men's skiing/double major in management & marketing), plus cum laude recipients Sierra Afoa (women's basketball/social work), Hayley Bezanson (women's track & field/management & marketing) and Diante Mitchell (men's basketball/accounting). Former javelin All-American Franz Burghagen also added to his previously earned bachelor's degree with a masters of business administration from UAA's College of Business & Public Policy.

Sunday's 24 graduates joined eight current and former Seawolves who earned degrees in December.

UAA Student-Athlete Graduates - Spring 2017
Student-Athlete, Sport, Major (College)
Sierra Afoa*, WBB, Social Work (SOC)
Jamie Ashcroft** , WTF, Health Sciences (HLTH)
Hayley Bezanson*, WTF, Management/Marketing (CBPP)
Emma Bohman, WXC/TF, Physical Education (HLTH)
Dominique Brooks, WBB, Justice (HLTH)
Franz Burghagen, MTF,  MBA – General Management (CBPP)
Mary-Kathleen Cross, WTF, Physical Education (HLTH)
Joe Day, MTF, Psychology (CAS)
Derek Docken, HKY, Psychology (CAS)
Timothy Dommek, MTF, Physical Education (HLTH)
Dylan Hubbs, HKY, Management/Marketing (CBPP)
Mackenzie Kanady, WSKI, Mechanical Engineering (ENG)
Katerine Lamoureux**, WSKI, Accounting (CBPP)
Nicole Larkin, GYM, Natural Sciences (CAS)
Julia Mackey, VB, Civil Engineering (ENG)
Curtis McKillop**, MSKI, Management/Marketing (CBPP)
Jesse Miller, MXC/TF, Civil Engineering (ENG)
Diante Mitchell*, MBB, Accounting (CBPP)
Brice Mizell, GYM, Sociology (CAS)
Hughston Norton, MSKI, Aviation Technology (CTC)
Dominik Notz, MXC/TF, Chemistry (CAS)
Cody Parker, MTF, Geological Sciences (CAS)
Tayler Thompson, MBB, Management (CBPP)
Dakayla Walters, WTF, Psychology (CAS)

UAA Student-Athlete Graduates - Fall 2016
Student-Athlete, Sport, Major (College)
Dylan Anthony, MXC/TF, Anthropology/History (CAS)
Quinn Barker, VB, Physical Education (HLTH)
Joyce Chelimo, WXC/TF, Accounting (CBPP)
Caitlin Hanson, VB, Geomatics (ENG)
Christian Leckband, MBB, Management/Marketing (CBPP)
M'rcy Matsunami, GYM, Physical Education (HLTH)
Travis Parrish, MBB, Economics (CBPP)
Katelynn (Zanders) Raygor, VB, Psychology (CAS)

CAS = College of Arts & Sciences
CBPP = College of Business & Public Policy
ED = College of Education
ENG = College of Engineering
HLTH = College of Health
NUR = School of Nursing
CTC = Community and Technical College
SOC=School of Social Work

*cum laude
**magna cum laude
***summa cum laude
(note: cum laude/magna c.l./summa c.l. info not available for fall grads)