2010 January

Academy Opens Athlete of the Month Voting

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The United States Sports Academy is asking the world to help nominate its Male and Female Athletes of the Month and, ultimately, the Athletes of the Year. Beginning in February, sports fans around the world are asked to nominate the athletes they think are deserving of the Athlete of the Month award. Submissions will then be presented to an internal…

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Academy’s Sport Summit Offers Interesting Opinions, Perspective

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With eight sports personalities, all with different backgrounds, gathered for the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Sport Summit, it was expected to be an interesting and fascinating discussion on current topics in the sport world. Nobody left the room disappointed. The Sport Summit, an Academy tradition involving award winners and other honored guests held yearly as part of the Board…

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Yankees President Accepts Academy’s Team of the Year Award

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Yankees President Randy Levine, left, accepts the United States Sports Academy’s Male Team of the Year award from Dr. Harvey Schiller, a former Yankees CEO and 1996 Distinguished Service Award winner. New York Yankees President Randy Levine accepted the 2009 Men’s Team of the Year Award from the United States Sports Academy. Making the presentation was Dr. Harvey Schiller, a…

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Vilade Overwhelmed by Alumnus of the Year Award

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Bobby Bowden and James Vilade James Vilade speaks with great pride about his relationship with the United States Sports Academy. Upon reception of his “Order of the Eagle Exemplar With Rosette” from Board of Trustees Chairman Robert C. Campbell III for being recognized as the 2009 Alumnus of the Year, Vilade, the athletic director and head baseball coach at the…

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Academy Unveils Larsen’s Iron Bowl Monument

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Former Alabama All-American Gaylon McCollough, left, retired Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden and former Auburn All-American Jackie Burkett share a laugh during the unveiling of the Iron Bowl Monument on 22 January 2010. Perhaps there is room for civility when Alabama and Auburn play. Two time-honored veterans of college football’s greatest rivalry proved it while helping the United States Sports…

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Sport Artist Wows Students Along Eastern Shore

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TAFA with students at the Eastern Shore Art Center TAFA, the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Sport Artist of the Year, worked with students at the Eastern Shore Art Center on Friday, 22 January 2010. TAFA worked with deaf children and painted a basketball player. He demonstrated his technique and then presented his painting to the Eastern Shore Art Center….

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All-Americans, Bowden to Assist in Iron Bowl Monument Unveiling

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Two former All-Americans and a legendary college football coach from the state of Alabama will participate in a special coin flip to celebrate the unveiling of the Iron Bowl monument at 4 p.m. Friday, 22 January, on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Former All-American centers Jackie Burkett of Auburn and Dr. Gaylon McCollough of Alabama will represent…

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Florida State’s Bowden Headlines Academy’s Awards of Sport Extravaganza

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Bobby Bowden The United States Sports Academy welcomes retired Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden to campus as part of its Awards of Sport celebration. Bowden, who coached 44 seasons and finished second on the all-time list for coaching victories, received a 2009 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the Academy. During his 34 seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles emerged…

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‘All My Children’ Star and Iraq War Hero J.R. Martinez to be Honored at Academy

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J.R. Martinez J.R. Martinez, an actor on the ABC soap opera All My Children and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who gives motivational speeches across the country, will be on the campus of the United States Sports Academy on 21 January 2010 to receive a courage award. Martinez will receive the Academy’s Mildred “Babe” Didrikson-Zaharias Courage Award during a presentation…

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Tide Rolls to Academy’s Game of the Year Honor

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The University of Alabama celebrates its national championship victory. In a season full of memories for the Alabama football program, on no other day did the Tide roll as impressively as it did during a 32-13 thrashing of Florida in the SEC championship game in Atlanta on 5 December 2009. For its dominating performance against the reigning national champions and…

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