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. Ahleasha McNeal (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Ed.D. Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors. Dissertation: “Perceptual Congruence of Leadership Behaviors Between Collegiate Athletes and Their Coaches.”

Master’s Graduates

Jesus Hernandez (Oakland, Calif.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, With Honors

James Anthony (Cleveland, Tenn.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

Justin Mabe (Columbia, Md.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Joseph Rybak (Lexington, N.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies

Bachelor’s Graduates

Sean Charles (Bunnlevel, N.C.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching