Four football players, Gilchrist among USF summer graduates
Four USF football players are scheduled to be among the school's summer graduates on Saturday, including fullback Armando Sanchez of St. Petersburg, who impressively has finished his degree in communications, culture and media before the start of his junior season.
Two of the other three graduates are currently in NFL training camps -- defensive tackle Terrell McClain (Panthers) will earn a degree in communications, while receiver Dontavia Bogan (49ers) has finished his degree in criminology. Fullback Richard Kelly, who like Bogan and McClain completed his degree in four years, will graduate with a degree in interdisciplinary social sciences (ISS). Defensive end David Bedford (Colts) is also listed as a summer graduate, but he was already recognized with the spring graduates.
With those additions, at least 12 of last year's football seniors have graduated, and four members of the 2012 Bulls will play as college graduates -- Sanchez, guard Chaz Hine, defensive end Patrick Hampton and receiver A.J. Love.
Those aren't the only prominent USF athletes earning degrees Saturday -- basketball forward Augustus Gilchrist, entering his senior year, will earn a degree in ISS, and guard Leondra Doomes-Stephens, who finished her basketball career in March, has a degree in communications. Baseball's Pete Brotons (communications) and Junior Carlin (ISS) are set to graduate, as is soccer's Andre Mittoo (ISS). And former USF golf standout Sally Dee, who was an assistant coach this past season, will earn her MBA, and will not be back on USF's staff as she pursues a career with her new degree.
Apologies if any athletes were left off the list -- just scanned through the PDF of the graduation program, so might have overlooked someone. Please add any names in the comments and we'll get them in here.