2011

Academy and Gabon Partnership Leads to Major Art Projects for the African Cup

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2011 Sport Artist of the Year Harry Weber works on bronze bust of Pele for Gabon’s new soccer stadium, which is hosting the African Cup in February. The United States Sports Academy is teaming up with Gabon to evaluate the country and develop a master plan to train its coaches and teachers, as well as build a Sports Academy. But…

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World’s Top-ranked Tennis and Golf Professionals Voted Academy’s 2011 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

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Novak Djokovic The world’s No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player, Novak Djokovic, and the world’s No.1-ranked women’s golfer, Yani Tseng, are the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. These two top-ranked standouts, who dominated their sports during the past season, were chosen by hundreds of thousands of sports fans worldwide in online balloting. It is…

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Academy Delivers Thousands of Gifts to Toys for Tots

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The United States Sports Academy collected more toys for underprivileged children in Baldwin county than it ever has during its 17-year history of serving as a collection center. The university teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation and the 2011 Toys for Tots campaign resulted in several thousands of gifts being donated for needy children. “In these poor…

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Students Welcome to Take Doctoral Courses on Academy’s Campus This Spring

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Doctoral students are welcome to take two courses being taught this spring semester at the United States Sports Academy’s Daphne, Ala., campus. The sports university is offering SAR 776 Research Methodologies and SAM 730 Sports Leadership Principles as part of its very special three-year residential doctoral degree program. The program began in September with the addition of five doctoral teaching…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Bachelor’s Students William Randall Ashley (Asheville, N.C.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Michael Tai Conner (Waldorf, Md.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Marques Eugene Evans (San Antonio,…

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First 2+2 Program with Community College Gets Underway

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Ocean County College became the first school to establish a so-called 2+2 program with the United States Sports Academy. The program allows the community college in Toms River, N.J., to prepare its students after two years of study to attend the Academy and earn a bachelor’s in sports management. Michael Klecan, who earned his master’s in sports medicine in 1994…

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U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest Receives First Entry from World-Renowned Artist

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“London Calling” by Primo Angeli is the first entry in the U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest, which the Academy is receiving submissions for through Feb. 1, 2012. World-renowned artist Primo Angeli, who designed the official poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, submitted the first entry into the U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest. Angeli’s piece, “London Calling,” depicts the…

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Tennessee's Summitt and Cronan Receive Academy Awards of Sport

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Tennessee head basketball coach Pat Summitt (left) receives the Academy’s 2011 Mildred “Babe” Didrickson Zaharias Courage Award, while Joan Cronan (center), who was the interim vice chancellor and athletic director for both men’s and women’s sports, receives the 2011 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award. Presenting the awards during the season-opening game for the Lady Vols was Academy Trustee emeritus Gene…

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Wisconsin Wins Inaugural Big Ten Championship to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Wisconsin was chosen as the winner of Week 14 in the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year contest for winning the inaugural Big Ten championship game over Michigan State, 42-39. The victory revenged the Badgers’ regular season loss in October to the Spartans on a Hail Mary pass and clinched Wisconsin’s second straight Rose Bowl…

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Former Marine Corps Commandant Receives Academy's 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award

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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Charles C. Krulak (right), the 31st commandant of the Marines, receives his 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools annual meeting in Orlando from Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right), the Academy’s vice president and chief academic officer. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Charles “Chuck” C. Krulak, the former 31st…

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Worldwide Online Voting Begins for the Academy’s Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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For the 27th consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy will name an Athlete of the Year in conjunction with USA Today and NBC Sports. Sports fans from across the world will decide who the most outstanding male and female athletes were in 2011 through online voting on the Academy’s website. The ballot of 12 males and 12 females goes…

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Iowa State Stuns No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Iowa State shocked unbeaten and No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State, 37-31, in two overtimes and derailed the rival Cowboys national title hopes. Entering the home game in Ames, Iowa, the Cyclones were 27-point underdogs and had failed to win its last 58 games against teams ranked sixth or higher in The Associated Press college football poll. Iowa State’s huge upset…

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