Nine Gophers With Men’s Basketball Ties Are Graduating This Spring

Men’s basketball | 05/21/2022 09:25:00

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team had nine current and alumni student-athletes who graduated in the past semester. The Golden Gophers had six current student-athletes and three alumni are graduating in May 2022.

Eric Curry and Payton Willis both earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Minnesota. Curry now holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in youth development and leadership. Willis added a bachelor’s degree in commerce last year and followed that up with his master’s in youth development and leadership last spring. Eylijah Stephens, Luc Loewe and Charlie Daniels both earned their bachelor’s degrees in their previous stops (Lafayette, William & Mary, and Stephen F. Austin). Stephens and Loewe earned a master’s degree in sports management, while Daniels added a master’s degree in youth development and leadership. Sean Sutherlin obtained his baccalaureate last May in sports management.

The Golden Gophers have had three alumni who have also received higher education honors. Andre Hollins (2012-15), who was a graduate director of Gopher for the past two years, earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management and is expected to work at General Mills after graduation. Michael Hurt (2017-20) holds three degrees from the University of Minnesota. His most recent was also an MBA from Carlson in Business Administration.

Tommy Davis has shown that it’s never too late to graduate. Davis played for the Gophers from 1982 to 1985. Davis was drafted in the fifth round of the 1985 NBA draft and went on to go on to a successful playing and coaching career in France. However, he never graduated. Now in 2022 as part of the Gopher Grad program, Davis now has a Bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Minnesota which he earned in May 2022. Davis was also inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame last September.

Congratulations to all Gopher Connections for their recent accomplishments!

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