Tetschlag to Speak at Commencement Ceremony

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Release: May 12, 2011
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Women's basketball senior Kayla Tetschlag will appear in front of the microphone one last time as a Phoenix

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay women's basketball senior Kayla Tetschlag (Sheboygan, Wis.) has been chosen to be the class of 2011 speaker at UW-Green Bay's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Of the 850 graduates, Tetschlag was selected by the Office of the Provost from nominations made throughout the university.

The graduation ceremony will be held at the Kress Events Center, a facility Tetschlag is very comfortable with after leading the Phoenix to an undefeated basketball season at home in addition to the program's 10th Horizon League Tournament championship.

"I was nervous when I received the first initial call asked to be the speaker," said Tetschlag. "Even though I play in front of thousands of people it's different to speak in front of them but at the same time I'm honored to be nominated."

The Co-Horizon League Player of the Year's success as a student-athlete parallels to her success in the classroom as she will be graduating with magna cum laude (high) honors as a major in Business Administration with minors in Spanish and International Business. Tetschlag is a University Leadership Award recipient and will be honored Friday with the prestigious Chancellor's Leadership Medallion.

Tetschlag has given several post-game interviews after games held at the Kress, only this time she will be in front of a live audience, hoping to make a memorable impact on her peers.

"My speech offers a little bit of my personal journey to get to Green Bay as well as advice for the future," Tetschlag said.

In addition to Tetschlag, over 40 student-athletes will receive their diplomas Saturday as part of the record class of 850. The event is a ticket-only event and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Kress Events Center.
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