More than 80 University of Alabama student-athletes, four of those NCAA champions, are slated to receive their degrees during this weekend’s commencement ceremonies.
Former Alabama football player and Director of Athletics Bill Battle will also be recognized during Saturday’s 6 p.m.ceremony in Coleman Coliseum with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
The spring Class of 2017 includes nine members of the Crimson Tide’s football team, including starters Tony Brown, Bradley Bozeman and Shaun Dion Hamilton, as well as four members of the men’s basketball team, including Corban Collins and team captain Jimmie Taylor.
NCAA champions and All-Americans graduating include Katie Bailey (gymnastics), Connor Oslin (men’s swimming and diving), Hayden Reed (men’s track and field) and Erin Routliffe (women’s tennis).
There are 22 All-Americans among the May graduates. Among the athletes who earned graduate degrees are Collins, Chandler Dare (softball), Northport’s Cammie Gray (women’s golf), Mike Oczypok (baseball) and Robby Prater (men’s golf).