In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, UTEP graduates will celebrate spring graduation on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Sun Bowl.

The spring commencement was set for May 16 and 17 and has now been rescheduled to ensure social distancing and public health guidelines are followed. Each graduate will be allowed to bring up to two guests to the outdoor event.

Among the 2,000-plus graduates, 27 UTEP student-athletes will be celebrating their graduation as well. The graduates include 15 players from the football program, three from women’s basketball, two each from men’s basketball, men’s golf, soccer and softball, and one from tennis.

“This class of graduates has gone through a lot. We thought we should celebrate in a special way, and the Sun Bowl on a September evening will be special,” said UTEP President Heather Wilson in a release Thursday. “We will also set it up to livestream so that extended family and friends can watch, too.”

Here is the full list of student-athlete graduates:



  • Pamala Baber (Softball)
  • Maria Medina Blanco (Tennis)
  • Ountae Campbell (Men’s Basketball)
  • Danielle Carreon (Soccer)
  • Denzel Chukwukelu (Football)
  • Mitchell Crawford (Football)
  • Lauren Crenshaw (Soccer)
  • Mallorie Cross (Softball)
  • Benjamin Getman (Men’s Golf)
  • Eduardo Gonzalez (Men’s Golf)
  • Kalaii Griffin (Football)
  • Jordan Jenkins (Women’s Basketball)
  • Christian Johnson (Football)
  • Kavika Johnson (Football)
  • Michael Lewis (Football)
  • Jaime Perales (Football)
  • Chris Richardson (Football)
  • Jade Rochelle (Women’s Basketball)
  • Justin Rogers (Football)
  • Anthony Tarke (Men’s Basketball)
  • Tiano Tialavea (Football)
  • Mark Torrez (Football)
  • Sione Tupou (Football)
  • Jayson Van Hook (Football)
  • Brady Viles (Football)
  • Quardraiz Wadley (Football)
  • Katarina Zec (Women’s Basketball)

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