Wassell Named An UNLV Outstanding Graduate
May 16, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Kylie Wassell, a four-year starting goalkeeper for the Rebels, will be one of five outstanding graduates honored by UNLV at its 2014 spring graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Each semester the university seeks campus and community nominations for graduating students who excel in the classroom, are engaged in the community, and/or who have overcome personal adversity to succeed.
Wassell earned the starting goalkeeper position on the UNLV women's soccer team the day after her 17th birthday -- an achievement that proved to be just the beginning of a stellar college career both on the field and in the classroom. She graduates with a 3.97 GPA and for the past three years has had the highest GPA of any UNLV student athlete -- female or male. And, she is the first women's soccer player to earn academic All-America honors. She also was one of only 30 women's players announced as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible, she had to have notable achievements in four areas of excellence -- community, classroom, character, and competition. Excel in competition, she does. She started every game during the past four years and was the only goalkeeper in the Mountain West to earn all-conference honors in her junior year after setting a school record with 10 shutouts. This Bonanza High School graduate completed her student teaching at Fremont Middle School and has accepted an offer to teach eighth grade math there beginning this fall.