Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements.  Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees.  The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month.

Doctoral Graduates

Dr. Kelly K. Perkins (Fontana, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, with honors. Dissertation: “Home Court Advantage in the NBA: Western vs. Eastern Conferences.”

Master’s Graduates

James P. Clark (St. Augustine, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, with honors

Brian R. Gavaletz (Godfrey, Ill.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

Bachelor’s Graduates

Jeffrey Wayne Burkhalter (Ray City, Ga.) – B.S.S. Sports Management, NCAA Compliance Emphasis, cum laude

Brian A. Rzeppa (Trenton, Mich.)  – B.S.S. Sports Management, cum laude