Large class of student athletes graduate from UB
The largest class of student athletes, ever, graduated from the University of The Bahamas (UB) during its commencement service on Thursday.
“We are excited by the news,” said UB Athletics Director (AD) Kimberley Rolle. “At UB, we are committed to our student athletes progress toward academic achievement. This group represents the hard work of our athletes who put the time in the competition arena and in academics.”
Commencement was held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium with 15 student athletes graduating with degrees in education, engineering, biology with chemistry, business, accounting, architecture and culinary arts.
“Here at UB Athletics, we believe in character-driven athletes which means we are about building the athletes for the future, and also promote academics as a focus for the athletes,” Rolle said. “With these student athletes graduating we are showing these are important principles for us here at UB.”
The university is expected to replenish the various sporting programs with a number of new students beginning their collegiate careers in the fall.