UT Austin senior wakesurfs in cap and gown for senior photos

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A University of Texas senior is gliding into graduation with some totally Austin pictures.

Carly Morris is on the UT wakeboard and wake surfing club, and when the time came to snap the obligatory photos for a graduation announcement, she decided to do it in style. She enlisted teammate Kaylin Balderrama, a local photographer and UT junior, to help.

They met up at Lake Austin a few weeks ago when it was a cool 55 degrees out, then boated out to the Pennybacker Bridge. Morris got on the board and grabbed her cap and gown, then proceeded to put it on as she wakesurfed.

“The water was 65…. but the sun came out at the perfect time to get the shots!” Balderrama said, calling it “The Coolest Senior Picture Session EVER” in a blog post. 

Morris will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and plans to work at Lone Star Wake Rentals over the summer, running its wakeboarding and wakesurfing camp.

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