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April 2010

Iron Bowl Statue to be Dedicated by Nick Saban

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A statue commemorating one of college football’s most celebrated rivalries, the Iron Bowl, will be dedicated by a coach who has won the annual clash between the University of Alabama and Auburn University the last two years. And he has a couple of national championship rings as well. Nick Saban, the head coach of the 2009 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team, will appear on the United States Sports Academy’s…

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Academy President Gives Presentation in Greece on the Use of Art for Olympic Education

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United States Sports Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich will travel to Athens, Greece on 13-17 May 2010 to present a lecture on Olympic posters and their impact on sport art and the Games. The presentation is part of the International Olympic Academy’s 10th Joint International Session for presidents or directors of National Olympic Academies and officials of National Olympic Committees. More than 150 Olympic officials from around the world are expected to attend the…

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New Courses Excite Doctoral Students

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The United States Sports Academy has added three new emphases to its one-of-a-kind doctoral program. The programs will be implemented beginning with the summer term, which begins in June. The new emphases are in the areas of Sports Coaching, Fitness and Health, and Sports Theory. The program is delivered 100 percent online and has recently adopted a portfolio to replace comprehensive exams. Each emphasis consists of three classes, which are three semester hours and require…

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Programs Continue in Kingdom of Bahrain

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President of the Bahraini Olympic Committee, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, meets with Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich to discuss sport programs in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The United States Sports Academy and the Kingdom of Bahrain have agreed to continue their longstanding relationship, as the Academy will continue to deliver its sport programs to the nation. The Academy currently delivers its International Certificate in Sports Management (ICSM) program in Bahrain. In…

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Academy Mourns Passing of IOC President Emeritus Samaranch

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From left, Cristobal Gabarron, the 1992 Sport Artist of the Year; former longtime International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch; and Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich at The Atlanta Star. The United States Sports Academy mourns the passing of former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch, who passed away on Wednesday, 21 April 2010, at the age of 89 in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain. Samaranch was considered the father…

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Academy Sport Artist Creates Peace and Harmony Award

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First Lady of Malaysia receives the sculpture created by Eylanbekov. Past Sport Artist of the Year and internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov created the sculpture used for the inaugural International Peace and Harmony Award, which was presented to the First Lady of Malaysia at a ceremony in New York on Friday, 16 April 2010. From the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), the award was presented to Her Excellency Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the…

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Women’s Coach of the Year

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Five-time national champion lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller received the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award for outstanding women’s sports coach of the year, which was presented on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. by Academy alumna/Trustee and ESPN Executive Dr. Linda Moore. Hiller guided Northwestern University to a 23-0 record and fifth consecutive national championship last year. The Wildcats became just the second lacrosse program to accomplish that…

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Web Developer Honored by Academy President

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Matthew Turney, a Web Developer at the United States Sports Academy, has been given a Certificate of Appreciation by President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich. Turney corrected a persisting issue with the Ajax Marking Block for the Course Management System (CMS) that wasn’t being addressed by Moodle developers. Turney’s solution was shared with the Moodle community and incorporated into the most recent release of the product.

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Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Coach Accepts Stringer Award

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Kelly Amonte Hiller, left, the 2009 C. Vivian Stringer Coach of the Year, shows off her Order of the Eagle Exemplar Medal and Academy Rosette and plaque she received from Academy Trustee and alumna, Dr. Linda K. Moore, the Senior Director of Business Administration for ESPN. Northwestern University women’s lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, leader of the powerhouse Wildcats program, accepted the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 C. Vivian Stringer Coach of the Year Award…

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Inaugural Stringer Award Winner Inducted Into Minnesota Coaching Hall of Fame

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Amy Ruley, the legendary former North Dakota State women’s basketball coach and recipient of the United States Sports Academy’s inaugural C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award in 2001, was inducted into the Minnesota Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Ruley compiled an impressive 671-198 record during 29 seasons at North Dakota State. She won five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II national titles in 1991 and four straight from 1993 to 1996. She became…

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Academy Mourns Passing of Former IOC President Samaranch

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From left, Cristobal Gabarron, the 1992 Sport Artist of the Year; former longtime International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch; and Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich at The Atlanta Star. The United States Sports Academy mourns the passing of former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch, who passed away on Wednesday, 21 April 2010, at the age of 89 in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain. Samaranch was the second-longest serving…

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