Jasmine Cincore (left) and Janay Morton earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Nebraska on Saturday, May 5.
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Cincore, Morton Earn Nebraska Degrees

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska women's basketball seniors Jasmine Cincore and Janay Morton were among the 62 Husker student-athletes who received their diplomas during University commencement exercises on Saturday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Cincore, a 5-10 guard from Arlington, Tennessee, earned her degree as an advertising and public relations major, in four years. During her career, she was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection, a six-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member and a four-time selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

On the court, Cincore was a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter. She competed in 112 games with 66 career starts, including 31 starts as a senior when she helped lead Nebraska to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. She averaged 6.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists while being Nebraska's Defensive MVP for the season.

Cincore was joined in Nebraska's class of graduates by Morton, who completed her second academic year at the University of Nebraska after transferring from Eastern Michigan. Morton earned academic All-Big Ten recognition as a senior psychology major and was a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was also a two-time choice to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Originally from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, the 5-10 Morton was named Nebraska's Most Improved Player in 2018 after overcoming preseason foot surgery to become a major contributor for the Huskers midway through Big Ten Conference play. Over the last eight games, Morton averaged 10.9 points while leading the Huskers with a team-high 16 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Arizona State. For the season, Morton averaged 6.0 points per game despite being limited to 24 contests by injury.

In four years on the court as a collegian, Morton amassed 1,486 points, 400 rebounds, 265 assists and 243 steals while knocking 234 career three-pointers.

Cincore and Morton joined Emily Wood in Nebraska's trio of seniors in 2017-18. Wood earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska as a management major in just three years, claiming her diploma in May of 2017. Wood, a 5-5 guard from Salina, Kansas, is closing in on her MBA. The three-time academic All-Big Ten choice was a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.  She was also Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner across alll women's sports in 2017, before repeating as the women's basketball team's award winner in 2018. Wood was a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

As a program, Nebraska women's basketball has posted a perfect 100 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for 13 consecutive years - the only one of the 14 Big Ten Conference schools to accomplish that feat. Nebraska was one of just 28 teams in the 64-team 2018 NCAA Tournament field to post a 100 percent GSR. 

Cincore and Morton were among the largest graduating class in University of Nebraska history, with more than 3,250 students earning graduate or undergraduate degrees in May. Overall, Nebraska's may graduates came from 46 states and 61 countries around the world.


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