Ten members of the University of Lynchburg Men’s Lacrosse team and the Class of 2015 will graduate one day early. A commencement for the graduating student-athletes on the team will be held during the College’s Baccalaureate service at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Snidow Chapel.
After winning their NCAA tournament game against Salisbury University on Wednesday, the team advanced to the Final Four and will face Gettysburg College at 3:30 p.m. Saturday—the day of University of Lynchburg’s 112th commencement.
“This is a tremendous group of senior student-athletes. They have represented University of Lynchburg both on and off the field in a manner that is outstanding,” said Steve Koudelka, head coach for men’s lacrosse and assistant athletic director. “I am very proud to be their coach, and we are happy that the College is giving them and their families the opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements the day before they compete in the Final Four.”
University of Lynchburg President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren will present the degrees to the student-athletes at the Baccalaureate service with the assistance of Dr. Julius A. Sigler ’62, vice president and dean for academic affairs, and Jay K. Webb, registrar.
Baccalaureate also will include a speech by Sandhya Jha, founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center.