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Women's Basketball to Graduate Six
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 16, 2014
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Head coach Niya Butts and the Arizona women’s basketball program will graduate six players on Saturday.

With this class, Butts has a 100 percent graduation rate for players that have completed their eligibility at the University of Arizona.

Seniors Kama Griffitts, Carissa Crutchfield, Erica Barnes will graduate and complete their eligibility, while juniors Alli Gloyd and Candice Warthen will continue playing with one more year of eligibility. Former Wildcat Cheshi Poston will also receive her degree.

“I am so proud of these six ladies,” Butts said. “The reason you come to a university is to get your degree first and play basketball second. I am so proud of these girls for working hard to accomplish that.”

Griffitts will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in leadership, learning and literacy. After graduation, she plans to play overseas.

Barnes will also graduate with a Bachelor of Science in leadership, learning and literacy and will add a minor in family studies and human development. Barnes will return to her hometown of Sacramento, Calif. to train and prepare to play overseas as well.

Crutchfield will graduate with a Bachelor of General Studies in social behavior and human development. She too will continue to play professional basketball overseas.

Gloyd will return for her senior season, earning an extra year of eligibility after tearing her ACL before the 2013-14 season. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in public management and policy and will continue with a Master’s degree in Education.

Warthen will also return for her senior season after sitting out the 2012-13 season with a knee injury. Warthen will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and will begin a Master’s degree in educational learning.

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