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August 2010

Academy Named 2011 Military Friendly School

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Photographed from left to right: Coordinator of Continuing Education and Military Programs, Ms. Donna Parks; Dean of Student Services, Dr. Craig Bogar; and Associate Dean of Continuing Education, Ms. Betsy Smith. The United States Sports Academy has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2011. This honor places the Academy in the top 15% of all schools nationwide. To meet the needs of the military, the Academy offers online professional…

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Academy Vice President Donates Soccer Equipment to Gabon’s Football Federation

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Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich donated 25 complete youth soccer uniforms, as well as several soccer balls and soccer ball pumps, to the Federation Gabonaise de Football (FGF) during a recent visit to the Central African nation. Mr. Herve Patrick Opiangah (right), a senior official with FGF, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. The items given to FGF were donated by Ms. Jill Menzel, the founding President of SCORE American Soccer Company,…

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Academy Vice President Travels to Gabon for Sport Development

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Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich (left) recently met with Rene Ndemezo Obiang, Gabon’s Minister of Youth, Sports, and Leisure, during a trip to the Central African nation to discuss sport development. The Academy signed an agreement with Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon, in March of 2010, to bring its sport education programs to the nation. Under the agreement, the Academy will send a team of experts to Gabon to assess the…

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Spain Reigns and Tennis Rules in Athlete of the Month Voting

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Tennis players took the No. 1 spots and Spaniards swept the male side in the United States Sports Academy’s July Athlete of the Month balloting. Rafael Nadal was named Male Athlete of the Month and Serena Williams was named Female Athlete of the Month. Rafael Nadal, a tennis player from Spain, was named Male Athlete of the Month in a month in which he won the Wimbledon Championship, his countryman cyclist Alberto Contador won the…

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Academy Names New Vice President of Development and Academic Dean

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Dr. Arthur Ogden (left) meets with Dr. Fred Cromartie (right) Two United States Sports Academy faculty members received significant promotions Friday, as Dr. Arthur Ogden was named Vice President of Development and Dr. Fred Cromartie was named Dean of Academic Affairs. For Dr. Ogden, it’s a new chapter in a 40-year career in education. For Dr. Cromartie, it’s another milestone in his 15-year relationship with the Academy that began when he was a student in…

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Academy, Pentagon Officials Discussing Education Program for "Wounded Warriors"

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Academy Trustee Don Wukash (left) presents the painting “Wounded Warrior” to J.R. Martinez, an Iraq war veteran and the Academy’s 2009 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zacharias Courage Award recipient. The United States Sports Academy is working with the U.S. military “Wounded Warrior” program, which aims to bring in military personnel, who are ill, wounded, and/or disabled from post-9/11 overseas combat duty, to participate in on-campus academic programs. A delegation from the program will be visiting the…

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'Iron Bowl' Football Rivalry Celebrated in Art Show

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Forty-one certified limited edition prints depicting the Alabama-Auburn football rivalry will be displayed and auctioned at a special art show where the painter, Daniel Moore, will also unveil the 2009 College Football Game of the Year painting on the United States Sports Academy’s campus at 5 p.m. Thursday, 16 September. Moore, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, donated the 41 prints featured in his book Iron Bowl…

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National Museum Announces Sport Art Contest

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The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) is inviting sport artists to participate in its inaugural juried “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” and exhibit. Up to 50 paintings, sculptures and photographs depicting sport selected by a jury, will be exhibited at the museum on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The exhibit is scheduled to open in November and close 1 April 2011. Submissions to the competition…

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“We Are Marshall” Coach to Receive Honorary Doctorate

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Jack Lengyel, who is probably best known as the coach portrayed in the film “We Are Marshall” that depicts the rebuilding of the Marshall University football program after a 1970 airplane crash, will receive an honorary doctorate from the United States Sports Academy. Lengyel, a former trustee for the Academy, followed his four years as head coach at Marshall with an extensive career in athletic administration, most notably his 13-year career as the Athletic Director…

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Chinese Sports Entrepreneur to Receive Honorary Doctorate

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Guo Jie, President of Worldteam Sports, will receive an honorary doctorate from the United States Sports Academy. Not only is he the inventor of Nine-Star sports shoes, the first sports sponsor of the 11th Asian Games, but Guo has helped purchase the first Chinese-owned Formula One racing team, and is a major partner of the NBA operations in China. He could also be called China’s version of Nike founder Phil Knight, because of his chain…

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Academy Vice President Attends Sports Security Conference

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Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich (left) met with Dr. Lou Marciani, the Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), during the NCS4’s annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA on 3 August 2010. With the theme “Balancing Safety, Security, and Spectator Experience,” the conference is conducted by the University of Southern Mississippi to address potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events. With the…

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