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. Ben John Billman (Mobile, Ala.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership, With Honors. Dissertation: “NCCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Perceptions of Causes of Home Court Advantage”

Dr. Jodi Ann Burns (Shippenville, Pa.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Sports Leadership Emphasis, With Honors. Dissertation: “Team Sport Effectiveness: Athletes’ Perceived Servant Leadership Characteristics of the Head Coach and Winning Percentage”

Master’s Graduates

Eric Ragan (Lander, Wyo.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, With Honors

Bachelor’s Graduates

Rebecca Lynn Hayes (North Fort Myers, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning, Summa Cum Laude

Timothy L. Grezlik (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning, Cum Laude

Michael Zerbato (Escondido, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning, Cum Laude

Roberto C. Brabata (San Antonio, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management

LeVon C. Davis (Studio City, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning

Diego L. Ryland (Newport News, Va.) – B.S.S. Sports Management