Yearly Archives

2009

Academy Donates Food Packages to Ecumenical Ministries

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Emergency Aid Program Director Martha Howard, left, accepts a donation of Wisconsin cheese and sausage gift packages from United States Sports Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich. Director of Ecumenical Ministries Sally Dean also accepted the donation. The United States Sports Academy donated fifty (50) boxes of Wisconsin cheese and sausage to Ecumenical Ministries, for its drive to distribute food to the needy. Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich made the presentation to Ms. Martha…

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Iron Bowl Rally Propels Alabama to College Football Game of Week Honors

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Alabama’s dramatic come-from-behind 26-21 victory over in-state rival Auburn was selected by the United States Sports Academy’s panel of experts as the College Football Game of the Week. The Crimson Tide’s national championship hopes were in jeopardy before Alabama embarked on a seven-minute fourth-quarter drive that culminated with a four-yard touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Roy Upchurch with 1:24 remaining. Alabama coach Nick Saban declared the 15-play, 79-yard march as one of the greatest…

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Help Select Academy’s Athlete of the Year for 2009

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Who were the greatest athletes of 2009? Have your say in the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year balloting, presented to the world by NBCSports.com and USATODAY.com. Balloting begins at today at noon and continues through 24 December. The Athlete of the Year ballot is the culmination of the Academy’s yearlong Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in sports around the globe. The Academy Athlete of…

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Still Flying High: Jordan Named Academy’s Mr. Basketball

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Bruce Larsen’s sculpture will be dedicated in Michael Jordan’s name. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a basketball legend in his own right, leaves little doubt about his selection for the best player of all time. “There’s Michael Jordan, and then there are the rest of us,” Johnson once said. “Mr. Basketball” voters in the United States Sports Academy’s contest to name its newest sculpture agree. In overwhelming fashion, much like the way Jordan lifted six Chicago Bulls…

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Texas Tech Presented College Football Game of the Year Painting

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College Football Game of the Year chairman Jack Lengyel, left of painting, and 2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore present Moore’s painting to Texas Tech representative Steve Uryasz at the Red Raiders’ game against Oklahoma on 21 November. Texas Tech University was presented with a painting by United States Sports Academy representatives that depicted the 2008 College Football Game of the Year, the Red Raiders’ 39-33 victory over No. 1 Texas. Daniel Moore,…

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U.S. Decathlete Honored as Jim Thorpe All-Around Winner

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DeLoss Dodds, left, the University of Texas director of athletics presents world champion decathlete Trey Hardee with the Academy’s Jim Thorpe All-Around Award. World champion decathlete Trey Hardee of the United States has been named the winner of the Jim Thorpe All-Around Award by the United States Sports Academy. Hardee was presented with the award by Texas director of athletics DeLoss Dodds, a past winner of the Academy’s Carl Maddox Sports Management Award, during a…

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Anti-Steroid Crusader Receives Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. Donn C. Renwick, a Distance Learning Faculty member and former Dean at the Academy, left, presents Don Hooton with a Distinguished Service Award. Don Hooton of Frisco, Texas, received a 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy for his work to raise awareness of high school students’ willingness to use anabolic steroids. Hooton lost his 16-year-old son, Taylor, to suicide after a bout of depression after using the dangerous substances. That…

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Academy Presents Eagle Award to Brazilian Olympic Committee President

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Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, left, is presented the Academy’s Eagle Award by Board of Visitors member Peter Tichansky. Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman was presented with the United States Sports Academy’s Eagle Award on 19 November 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Mr. Peter Tichansky, a member of the Academy’s Board of Visitors and President of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). Nuzman was honored for his successful…

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Ole Miss Earns College Football Game of the Week Nod

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Mississippi’s 25-23 victory over LSU on 21 November was selected as the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week by a panel of experts. Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster ran for 148 yards as the Rebels gained the inside track on second place behind Alabama in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. After building a 25-17 lead, the Rebels held off LSU in the fourth quarter. LSU appeared poised to…

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Longtime St. Francis Baseball Coach Awarded Academy Distinguished Service Award

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Gordie Gillespie The winningest coach in college baseball history, Gordie Gillespie of the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) by the United States Sports Academy. Gillespie, who turns 84 in April 2010, will begin his 58th season of coaching baseball next year. He has compiled a career record of 1,816 wins and 922 losses. More than half of his victories have come at St. Francis, where…

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Academy Honors Carroll for Work with Paralympians and Challenged Athletes

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Kevin Carroll Kevin Carroll, the vice-president of Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics and an individual disabled athletes can turn to for prosthetic innovations that meet the challenges of elite competition or extreme sports, has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) by the United States Sports Academy. Carroll supported numerous Paralympians who participated in the Beijing Games in 2008, and his customized prosthetic solutions helped a double-leg amputee summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. His work with challenged athletes…

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