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February 2010

Academy Faculty Member to Present at Strength Training Summit

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Dr. Jordan Moon, the Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health at the United States Sports Academy, will present at the Arnold Strength Training Summit, March 4-7 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. The title of Dr. Moon’s presentation is “Body Composition: Research & Practical Application.” Moon’s lecture will focus on non-clinical body composition analysis techniques, with special attention paid to measurement protocols. Participants can learn to how calculate their own test-retest reliability and learn how to…

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Bishop State Director of Athletics Named Academy Trustee

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Dr. Timothy Broughton of Bishop State Community College in Mobile has been appointed to the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees. Broughton, who lives in Mobile, has been the director of teaching and learning center/athletics director at Bishop State since 2005. Before ascending to that position he served as an instructor at Bishop State, Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College. He also served a year at Harvard University as an administrative fellow starting in…

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Winter Olympics Art on Display at Academy

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Freestyle skiing has a short history in the Winter Olympics, but has fast become one of the Games’ most popular sports. The image of athletes soaring through the sky, twisting and turning their skis and poles while airborne, is indelible and eye-pleasing. To help keep sports fans in an Olympic frame of mind, the United States Sports Academy currently has on display a series of posters featuring the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, including one on…

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Veteran Pitches Honor Flight South Alabama Program

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World War II veterans Horace Luckey, left, and Jack Thomas joined Dr. Barry Booth for a presentation on the South Alabama Honor Flight at the Academy on Friday, 12 February. World War II veterans Horace Luckey and Jack Thomas will always share a common bond thanks to the sacrifices they made for their country. Because of a program like Honor Flight South Alabama, the veterans, lifelong Alabamians and war heroes from the Mobile area, finally…

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Veteran of the Year to Address Exchange Club

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Dr. Barry Booth, named the 2009 Veteran of the Year by the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission, will speak at the Eastern Shore Exchange Club’s meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February at the United States Sports Academy. The public is invited to attend. Booth, a Spanish Fort dentist and Vietnam War veteran, helped start HonorFlight South Alabama, which assists in flying World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., where they can visit…

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Albany Director of Athletics Named Academy Trustee

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Dr. Lee A. McElroy Dr. Lee A. McElroy, Jr. of the University at Albany in New York has been appointed to the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees. McElroy is the vice president for Athletics Administration and director of athletics at Albany, and a former president of the National Association of College Athletic Directors (NACDA). Albany’s student-athletes have an overall graduation rate of 84% since McElroy arrived, and qualified for National Collegiate Athletic Association…

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National Faculty Member to Teach Course in Bahrain

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Dr. Peter Mathiesen United States Sports Academy Faculty Member Dr. Peter Mathiesen will teach a course for Bahrain’s General Organization for Youth and Sports (GOYS) in Sports Administration, the first course in the International Certificate in Sports Management (ICSM) program, from 21-25 February. The origins of the Academy’s international programs began in Bahrain in 1977. Academy instructors teach sports education courses in Bahrain designed to broaden student knowledge in sports-related areas of business, administration, personnel…

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NFL’s Brees, Tennis’ Serena Williams Named January’s Athletes of the Month

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Serena Williams (left) and Drew Brees Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and tennis player Serena Williams were named the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month for January. Brees quarterbacked the Saints to their first Super Bowl (a game they won on 7 February over the Indianapolis Colts) with two victories in the National Football Conference (NFC) playoffs. He threw for a combined 444 yards and six touchdowns along with no…

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Academy Vice President Discusses Games with Malaysian Officials

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United States Sports Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich is visiting Malaysia, meeting with officials. In the picture here, Dr. Rosandich, middle, is discussing design issues for a swimming pool under construction in Melaka for the 13th national Malaysian Games (SUKMA XIII), set for 10-19 June. Pictured with Dr. Rosandich is, at left, Minister of Sports for Melaka Datuk Capt. (Ret.) Hj Abdul Karim bin Sulaiman, and Chief Minister of the State of Melaka Datuk…

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Purchase a Brick and Become Part of Iron Bowl Lore

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Show your allegiance in the Alabama-Auburn football rivalry by purchasing a brick to support the Iron Bowl Monument, the latest addition to the United States Sports Academy’s Sport Sculpture Park. Designed by Bruce Larsen of Fairhope, the 2009 American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year for Sculpture, the monument honors the Iron Bowl rivalry, the name a nod to the city of Birmingham, which hosted the game for many years…

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National Faculty Member to Teach Course in Jamaica

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United States Sports Academy National Faculty member Dr. Cynthia Ryder will teach a course “Introduction to the Business of Sports Agents,” from 11-14 February in Kingston, Jamaica. The course is part of the International Best Practices Network (IPBN), an education management organization. Dr. Ryder earned a doctorate in physical education from the University of Georgia, a Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Science degree from…

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Academy Faculty Dr. Scott Johnson to Teach Course in Thailand

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United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Coaching Dr. Scott Johnson will travel to Thailand from 15-19 February to teach a course in Sports Coaching Methodology, in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The course is the first in a six-part series to be hosted by the SAT for the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program. For nearly four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout…

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