Legendary hall of fame soccer goalkeeper and alumna Briana Scurry, a trailblazer for African American women in sports, will present the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The university will also celebrate her many achievements with the presentation of an honorary degree.
The 153rd UMass Amherst Commencement ceremony will confer degrees to approximately 7,500 undergraduate and 2,000 master’s and doctoral students at an anticipated gathering of more than 25,000 at the stadium.
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said, “Briana Scurry has excelled in extraordinary ways throughout her life, and we are so proud to welcome her home to Amherst. Her dedication to teamwork and her advocacy to benefit others makes her a superb choice to provide insight and inspiration to our community.”