2010 September

Academy Arranges Tour of American Sport for Thailand Sport Leaders

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Delegates from the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) visited United States Sports Academy campus this week on the final half of its fourth annual study tour of sport in the United States. The Academy has delivered sports programs in more than 60 countries around the world. The Academy has a long-standing relationship with the SAT, sending instructors to Thailand to…

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UCLA Shocker in Austin is Academy’s College Football Game of the Week

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UCLA took a 1-2 record to Austin and shocked No. 7 Texas 34-12 in the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. After a start of 0-2 that included a 35-0 loss to Stanford, the Bruins bounced back with a win over No. 23 Houston and then Saturday’s victory over the Longhorns. UCLA forced four first-half turnovers…

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Game of the Year Painting Revealed at Academy Art Show

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2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore with the Academy’s 2009 College Football Game of the Year Award painting. Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy’s key third-down conversion in the 2009 Southeastern Conference Championship Game was relived through the colorful vision of Daniel Moore when the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 College Football Game of the Year painting was unveiled at…

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Gabonese Minister of Education and Minister of Sport Experience American Sport During Visit to Academy

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The delegation from Gabon attends the Fairhope-Baldwin County High School football game. Gabon’s minister of education and minister of culture, youth and sport led a delegation of seven visitors discussing sport and observing the local sport culture in a visit hosted by the United States Sports Academy this past week. Seraphin Moundounga, Minister of National Education and Higher Education and…

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Top Researcher and Kansas Coaching Legend Breathe New Life into Sports Medicine

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Dr. Michelle Reillo (left) and Coach Marian Washington visited the Academy’s campus to demonstrate a portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber. An established health researcher and a longtime University of Kansas women’s basketball coach have teamed up to introduce a new way of helping a form of oxygen therapy revolutionize sports medicine at all levels. Dr. Michelle Reillo, a former education…

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Faculty Member Foley Promoted to Director of Student Services

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United States Sports Academy faculty member Tim Foley has been promoted to the Director of Student Services. The young faculty member from Harlem, Mont. brought a wealth of education and sport experience with him to the Academy when he began employment in June 2008. “His ability to work with students and conduct research as a member of the Institutional Effectiveness…

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Record Runs, MVP Volleyball Performance Result in Athlete of the Month Honors

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David Rudisha Kenyan distance runner David Rudisha and American volleyball player Foluke Akinradewo earned the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athlete of the Month honors for August. Akinradewo, Stanford University’s assistant women’s volleyball coach, captured the Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker awards as the United States landed its third FIVB World Grand Prix title with a perfect…

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College Football Game of the Year Campaign Resumes at the Academy

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Jacksonville State’s 49-48 double-overtime victory over the University of Mississippi was selected as the first College Football Game of the Week this season. For the sixth consecutive season prominent college football experts around the country will be discussing, studying, and voting to determine the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year. The College Football Game of the…

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Academy Programs Get Wounded Warriors Back into the Game

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LCDR Kim Mitchell (left) and MAJ Ed Kennedy (right) accept a giclee of the painting “Wounded Warrior” from Academy President, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, during their visit on 2 September. The original five foot by seven foot painting, by 2002 Sport Artist of the Year Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, was later presented to the guests who will display it at the Pentagon….

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Academy VP 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…

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Sports Security Emphasis Offered to Academy Undergraduate Students

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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. In a post-9/11 world, security has become a primary focus of all aspects of social activity. Sporting events have become…

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