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. Tonya Butler-Collins (Daphne, Ala.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership, With Highest Honors. Dissertation: “The Efficacy of Offering Adaptive Sports and Outdoor Recreation to Female Veterans.”
Dr. Richard Earl Hardy (Chokio, Minn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Sports Leadership Emphasis, With Honors. Dissertation: “Evidence-Based Medicine: Determining Baseline Scores for Patient Reported Outcome Measures.”
Dr. Donna K. Clemons (Pocahontas, Ill.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Sports Leadership Emphasis. Dissertation: “Successful Faith-Based Health Programming.”

Master’s Graduates

Sara A. Hodgson (Calumet City, Ill.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, With Highest Honors
Edina Leslie Chinn (Arlington, Va.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, NCAA Compliance Emphasis, With Honors
Lucas William Harrigan (Florence, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, With Honors
Matthew Thomas Krueger (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, With Honors
Ryne Logan Mann (Buena Vista, Va.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, With Honors