Yearly Archives

2009

Help Select Academy’s Athletes of the Year for 2009

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Balloting continues to help select the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 Athletes of the Year. Have your say in who wins the worldwide ballot, presented by NBCSports.com and USATODAY.com. The Athlete of the Year ballot is the culmination of the Academy’s year-long Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in sports around the globe. The Academy’s Athlete of the Month is selected by an international voting committee comprised of…

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Academy Honors Senior Games Track Legend With Distinguished Service Award

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich presents a Distinguished Service Award to Senior Games Track and Field standout “Phil” Raschker. Philippa “Phil” Raschker, a resident of Marietta, Ga., who has set more than 200 world and U.S. records in her age group for senior track and field, was the winner of a 2009 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the United States Sports Academy. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P….

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Family Makes Sizable Art Donation to Academy

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Aldo Luongo’s “Where the World Comes to Play” was part of a donation to the Academy from the Saunders Schultz family. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders Schultz donated fifty (50) pieces of art to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) collection recently. Mr. Saunders Schultz is a site-specific sculptor from St. Louis. The family’s donation to ASAMA is valued at more than $50,000, one of the bigger donations in the history of ASAMA. The…

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College Football Game of the Year: To Be Determined

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The final weekend of the 2009 college football regular season produced great games, near titanic upsets, and a national championship matchup between two historic powers. What it didn’t generate was a consensus Game of the Week from the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year Committee. Texas’ last-second, come-from-behind 13-12 victory over Nebraska, a win which vaulted the Longhorns into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) championship game, barely edged out No. 2 Alabama’s dominating…

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Sport Artist Bernie Fuchs Passes Away

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Bernie Fuchs, selected as the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year in 1991, passed away recently at the age of 76. Fuchs was best known for his works in golf, auto racing and horse racing. He also painted portraits of five presidents and sports greats Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali. Fuchs’ style is described on the ASAMA website as “realistically detailed, and his fascination with sunlight and the way…

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Bay Bears Coach Pursuing Degree at Academy

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Bay Bears hitting coach Turner Ward Mobile Bay Bears hitting coach Turner Ward is pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the United States Sports Academy. Ward, 44, is a native of Orlando, FL, and played in the major leagues from 1990 to 2001 with six different teams, mostly as an outfielder. He finished is career with 39 home runs and 219 RBI in 1,548 at-bats. The Bay Bears are the AA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Canadian Paralympian Wins Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award

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Canadian Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc has been named the winner of the 2010 United States Sports Academy’s Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award. The Quebec native has been a dominant figure in wheelchair racing, having won five gold medals in each of the last two Paralympics — Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. Petitclerc won races covering distances from 100 meters to 1,500 meters. During the Beijing Paralympics, she set three world records…

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‘Character Counts’ Founder Earns Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees member Dr. Gary Cunningham, left, presents a Distinguished Service Award to Michael Josephson, the founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. Michael Josephson, the founder of “Character Counts,” a sports program that gives coaches and parents the tools to build athletes’ character and create champions, has been named a 2009 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winner by the United States Sports Academy. Josephson is the founder of the Josephson…

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Academy Alumnus Teaches Sports Marketing Seminar in Jamaica

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Dr. Anthony Borgese with Sports Marketing Students Dr. Anthony Borgese, a member of the United States Sports Academy’s Distance Learning Faculty, taught a seminar on Sports Marketing in Kingston, Jamaica on 19-22 November. The seminar was staged by the International Best Practice Network (IBPN). Borgese is an Associate Professor of Tourism and Hospitality with the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He received his Doctorate in Sports Management from the Academy.

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Help Academy Support Toys for Tots

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The United States Sports Academy’s staff and faculty show their donations to the Toys for Tots cause. The Academy is a regional collection center for Toys for Tots in Baldwin County. The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 15th year to help underprivileged children enjoy a memorable Christmas. The Academy has long been a regional collection center for the Toys for Tots program in Baldwin…

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