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July 2010

Cypriot Doctoral Student Visits Campus

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Costas Solomou (right), a United States Sports Academy doctoral student and sports administrator for the Cyprus Sports Organization, took his comprehensive finals examination last week. The examination process was supervised by Dr. Fred Cromartie (left), the Academy’s Director of Doctoral Studies and Chair of Sports Management. In Cyprus, Solomou supervises the development of new talent, the national plan for developing sports, the national plan for elite athletes, the team sports associations and scholarships for athletes….

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Game of the Year Committee Welcomes New York TV Producer, Texas Athletic Administrator

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Chris Plonsky The Director of Women’s Athletics at the University of Texas and the Senior Producer of SportsNet New York cable/satellite television became the two newest members of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Committee. Texas AD Chris Plonsky and SNY Senior Producer Jeane Willis accepted invitations to join the committee that determines which NCAA Division One football game is designated Game of the Year, hence determining which winning team’s…

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Academy Instructor Teaches on Malaysian Island

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Tim Foley (left), a United States Sports Academy faculty member, discusses sports marketing practices with Malaysian students during a recent visit to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Foley traveled to Malaysia to teach a course in cooperation with Institut Sukan Negara Malaysia (Malaysian National Sports Institute) as a part of the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program. For nearly four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation…

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USSA Doctoral Students Complete Comprehensive Exams

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Twelve doctoral students at the United States Sports Academy completed their comprehensive final examinations on the Academy’s campus on 7-9 July. Academy Department Chairs and doctoral students gather in the Academy’s Main Lobby. Pictured from left to right: Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Arthur Ogden; Department Head-Sports Fitness and Health Dr. Jordan Moon; La Quita Denese Frederick from Chicago, IL; Sichan Park from Columbia, MO; John Starr from Lyerly, GA; Costas Solomou from Limassol, Cyprus;…

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World Leisure Organization's Leadership Visits Academy to Discuss Array of Possibilities

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Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (center) meets with members of the WLO Board of Directors (from left to right) Mr. Jack Agrios from Alberta, Canada, Secretary General Dr. Chris Edginton from the University of Northern Iowa, Chairman of the Board Mr. Derek Casey from Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and Dr. Ricardo Uvinha from Sao Paul, Brazil. A delegation from the World Leisure Organization (WLO) visited the Academy’s campus on 7 July to discuss the ways…

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Dominant Tennis and Golf Champions Named Athletes of the Month

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Rafael Nadal Dominating wins in major tournaments earned Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and American golfer Cristie Kerr the United States Sports Academy’s June Male and Female Athlete of the Month honors. Nadal, the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player, won his fifth French Open in six years and won every match at Roland Garros in straight sets for the second time in three years. Spain’s “King of the Clay Court” has won every major…

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Private Universities, Community Colleges Agree to Ease Transfers

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A new agreement reached on 30 June will allow more of Alabama’s junior college and community college students to have easy access to the United States Sports Academy’s upper-division Bachelor’s degree program. The Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) coordinated the development of a system-wide agreement with the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education (ADPE) that will make it easier for community college students to transfer to Alabama’s private colleges and universities. Students will…

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Sport Artist Scores with World Cup Exhibit

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The paintings of Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the 2002 American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, are being featured in a month-long exhibition in Florence, Italy. The exhibition is in honor of the FIFA World Cup. The exhibit, which opened on 11 June at the Frascione Arte Gallery and will run until 11 July 2010, is titled “Football Portraits,” in which Valyraki is presenting a series of athletic themes featuring soccer. It…

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Historic Russian Physical Education School Reaches Agreement with Academy

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich signed a protocol agreement with the National State University of Physical Education, Sports, and Health, named after P. F. Lesgaft, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which will allow cooperation between the Russian institution and America’s Sports University in program participation and student exchanges. The agreement calls for the two institutions to inform one another about the parameters of specialized educational programs in sport science, physical…

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