Amer is going to get his University degree this weekend!
From the sidebar section:
Pomp and circumstance
Sidelined pro Amer Delic will collect his diploma in business and sports management from the University of Illinois this weekend, graduating on the same day that his older sister, Lejla Ovcina-Delic, is awarded a Ph.D. in psychology. It's a huge, heartwarming day for their parents, who emigrated to Jacksonville, Fla., from Bosnia when their children were small and never had the chance to attend college. Delic, 27, decided to go back to school full-time last fall for the first time since 2003 when it was clear that knee surgery would keep him off the tour for an extended period. He's been hitting for a few weeks and played exhibition mixed doubles in Dallas last week with Corina Morariu. Delic kept his form up during his layoff by shadow-hitting in front of a mirror, a technique espoused by Craig Tiley, his former coach at Illinois, and hopes to return before the U.S. Open. "The strokes are there, now it's just a matter of conditioning,'' Delic said.