2010 April

Academy Welcomes March Graduates to Family

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The United States Sports Academy is proud to announce its latest collection of graduates. The Academy considers its alumni its greatest resource. They are renowned as coaches, athletic administrators, college professors, fitness trainers, sports medicine specialists and others who continue to make significant contributions in the field of sport. Congratulations to the following students, who graduated from the Academy in…

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Eastern Shore Art Center’s Raia Named Chairperson of Academy’s Art Committee

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Nancy Raia, the community outreach director for the Eastern Shore Art Center, has been named Chairperson of the United States Sports Academy’s Art Committee. The Art Committee evaluates artwork and portfolios for the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year Award, which the Academy has awarded to artists from around the world since 1984. Before…

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Past Sport Artist Winner Making Another Olympic Bid

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Roald Bradstock, 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock may be approaching 50 years old, but he’s still chasing the Olympic dream. Bradstock, winner of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ 2003 Sport Artist of the Year award, represented Great Britain in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in the javelin throw. When he became an American citizen he…

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Academy Hosting Malaysian Prime Minister and First Lady in New York

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Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, left, and 2009 Sport Artist of the Year Bruce Larsen show Larsen’s latest piece, a dancer, which will be presented to First Lady Rosmah of Malaysia during a dinner honoring the First Lady and Prime Minister Najib on Friday, 16 April 2010. The United States Sports Academy joins the Business Council for International Understanding…

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Academy to Deliver Education Programs in Republic of Gabon

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Republic of Gabon President Ali Ben Bongo and United States Sports Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich signed an agreement to bring the Academy’s sport education programs to the country located in west central Africa. The Academy will do a master sport plan for the country. Dr. Rosandich and President Bongo signed the agreement in New York, the day President…

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Academy Welcomes Pair to Board of Trustees

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Dr. Susan Blackwood The United States Sports Academy has added Dr. Susan Blackwood, executive director of the San Antonio Sports Foundation, and Dr. Timothy Broughton, the director of teaching and learning center/athletics director at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Ala., to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Blackwood has been with the San Antonio Sports Foundation since 1996. She is…

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College Standouts Claim March Athletes of the Month Award

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University of Connecticut senior center Tina Charles, a member of the most dominant women’s basketball team in college history, and University of Oregon senior heptathlete Ashton Eaton, who eclipsed one of track and field’s longest-standing records, have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month for March. Charles enjoyed a record-setting month for the Huskies, who extended…

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Alabama’s Saban to Receive Academy’s Coaching Award on Campus

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Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, hoists a crystal ball after the Crimson Tide won the 2009 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national championship with a win over the University of Texas. Nick Saban, the head football coach of the 2009 national champion University of Alabama, will be on the campus of the United States Sports Academy…

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Eastern Shore Exchange Club Welcomes BayKeeper Representative to the Academy

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Casi Callaway, the executive director of the Mobile BayKeeper, will be the guest speaker at the Eastern Shore Exchange Club’s meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, 15 April at the United States Sports Academy. BayKeeper works to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed. Callaway is responsible for coordinating public education, community organizing, research and fundraising. She…

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IOC Renews Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich as Member of Commission for Culture and Olympic Education

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has renewed the membership of United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich for another term on the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education. The Commission for Culture and Olympic Education advises the IOC on the promotion of culture and Olympic education and supports IOC programs and activities related to…

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