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Penn State Women’s Soccer Alum Ali Krieger To Give College Of Communications Commencement Address

Former Penn State women’s soccer star Ali Krieger will deliver the commencement address for the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Class of 2024 graduation at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, the school announced Tuesday.

Krieger, an active member of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, played for the Nittany Lions from 2003-06. At Penn State, Krieger earned several awards, including Big Ten Freshman of the Year, All-American honors in 2005 and 2006, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

After her graduation, Krieger spent 16 years playing professional soccer. She played in, and won, the 2015 and 2019 Women’s World Cups. After her election to the board and a knee injury, Krieger retired in 2023. Presently, Krieger is working for ESPN as a studio analyst.

Commencement exercises for the College of Communications will take place in the Bryce Jordan Center. Other locations for commencement ceremonies, which will last from Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, include Pegula Ice Arena and the Eisenhower Auditorium.

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