June 25, 2021
More Than 1,500 SEC Student-Athletes Earn Degrees
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 25, 2021)—–More than 1,500 current and former student-athletes at Southeastern Conference universities earned degrees during the 2020-21 academic year.
A total of 1,175 SEC student-athletes graduated from their respective universities during the month of May, following 360 graduates in the fall. Each of the SEC’s 21 sponsored sports is represented among the graduates, and student-athletes of seven non-sponsored SEC sports also earned their degrees.
Any of these graduates who did not exhaust their eligibility will wear the SEC Graduation Patch in competition next year. The 2020-21 academic year marked the fifth year of the SEC Graduate Patch initiative, where the SEC logo patch on graduates’ uniforms is replaced with a special patch with the word “Graduate” underneath the conference logo.