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April 2010

Sport Artist TAFA, Malaysian Dignitaries Share Stage at Gala

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TAFA, left, the 2010 Sport Artist of the Year, holds hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib as First Lady Rosmah sings “We are the World.” TAFA, the current American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, shared the stage with the Prime Minister and First Lady of Malaysia during a gala event at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on 16 April 2010. TAFA, Prime Minister Najib and First…

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Academy, Malaysian Prime Minister Featured in News Story

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Author Evan Weiner wrote a story for examiner.com about the United States Sports Academy and the Malaysian Prime Minister, the Honorable Dato Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, who was in New York on Friday, 16 April 2010 to attend an event honoring the prime minister and the First Lady, Her Excellency Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor. The link to the story can be found here. The event was co-hosted by the United States…

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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 March. Doctoral Students Joseph Spears, Jr. Ed.D. in Sports Management (Allyn, WA) Masters Students Amanda…

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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 her current position with the Eastern Shore Arts Center, Raia served as the ABC project…

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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 tried to make the U.S. team and was an alternate for the 1996 Summer Games….

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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 (BCIU) in hosting a special dinner for The Honorable Dato Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun…

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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 Bongo became Chairman of the United Nations Security Council.

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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 responsible for attracting major sporting events to the city. During her tenure San Antonio has…

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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 their women’s record win streak to 78 straight games with a berth in the Women’s…

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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 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 18 May 2010, to accept the Amos Alonzo Stagg Coach of…

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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 holds four gubernatorial appointments and serves on boards of several local, state and regional environmental…

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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 the education of youth through sport. Its role is to advise the IOC Executive Board…

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