2011 January

Canadian Football Team Names Academy Graduate as Assistant GM

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Joe Womack, a 1988 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, was recently named assistant general manager of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Womack joins the Tiger-Cats football operations staff after four seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, most recently as their Director of U.S. Scouting. “I had an offer to go back to the NFL, but my real…

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Academy Remembers Jack LaLanne, 1995 Fitness Award Winner

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Jack Lalanne, the man whose name was synonymous with fitness for decades and winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 1995 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, died Sunday at the age of 96. “While many kids were watching Loony Tunes and Mr. Rogers, I remember watching Jack Lalanne,” said Academy doctoral student and interval training specialist Conner Johnson of Walnut…

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Academy's Art Collection Boosted by 179 Bronze Statues from Hungary's Nemeth Ferenc

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A donation of 179 bronze statues from internationally-acclaimed sculptor Nemeth Ferenc pleased leaders of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), a division of the United States Sports Academy, after what has already been a blockbuster year in art gifts. “It is a tacit recognition of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives as a world-class repository of art…

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Work of Fairhope Potter John Rezner on Sale at Academy

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The work of John Rezner, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, Ceramics, is on sale at the United States Sports Academy. Jugs can be purchased at the Academy’s Daphne campus, at One Academy Drive, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fairhope, Ala.-based artist known for his “face jugs”…

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Academy Graduate Represents MaxPreps in Presentation to Daphne Football Team

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Academy graduate Brandon Bowling (right), who now works for CBS Sports Site MaxPreps, visited the campus and Academic Affairs Dean Dr. Fred Cromartie (left) during a business trip to Daphne. MaxPreps is an online high school sports information service that handles high school coverage. Tuesday night Bowling, who received a master’s degree in sports management in 2010, attended the Daphne…

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Academy Honors Professionally-Diverse Group in Awards Ceremony

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Leaders in sports business, administration, media, medicine and coaching were honored in a ceremony at the United States Sports Academy Friday afternoon. Honorary doctorates were given to Guo Jie, president of WorldTeam Sports in China, and Jack Lengyel, former Marshall University head football coach and athletic director at the United States Naval Academy. Also honored in the Awards of Sport…

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BCS Champion QB Cam Newton Honored by Academy, Artist

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Before Auburn senior kicker Wes Bynum cleared the uprights as time expired and the engraving process for the Tigers’ BCS Championships rings began, the United States Sports Academy honored quarterback Cam Newton with the 2010 Alabama Male Athlete of the Year Award. To commemorate this award, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner was honored by way of the paint brush of…

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Business Award Presented to Chinese Entrepreneur During Daphne Visit

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A prestigious international business award was presented to one of China’s most powerful sports business leaders during his visit to Daphne Thursday night. Peter Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), presented the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Award for Sport to Guo Jie, President of WorldTeam Sports, at the home of United States…

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Sport Summit Brings Insight from Academy Honorees

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There are some crazy parents in youth sports, and the most popular sporting event in the world is the India-Pakistan cricket match, according to the panel of experts who addressed a packed room at the United States Sports Academy Friday afternoon. Four of the Academy’s Awards of Sport medallion winners, two Honorary Doctorate recipients and three Trustees shared their opinions…

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Golf Management Programs Planned for China

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The United States Sports Academy, “America’s Sports University”, and WorldTeam, among the largest privately owned sport services companies in the People’s Republic of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, 7 January 2011, establishing the framework for the development of the Sino-American Golf Academy (SAGA) in that country. Plans call for the development of three comprehensive golf cities…

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Doctoral Students Arrive on Academy Campus for Comprehensive Final Exam

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Six doctoral students at the United States Sports Academy completed their comprehensive final examinations on the Academy’s campus on 5-7 January. Pictured in the Academy’s Main Lobby are, left to right: Michael Armstrong from Elgin, S.C.; Dr. Kelly E. Flanagan, Chair of Sports Studies; Robert Stinchcomb from Rome, Ga.; Dr. Jordan Moon, Department Head of Sports Health and Fitness; Kathleen…

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Business Award to be Presented to Chinese Entrepreneur During Daphne Visit

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A prestigious international business award will be presented to one of China’s most powerful sports business leaders during his visit to Daphne Thursday night. Peter Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), will be presenting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Award for Sport to Guo Jie, President of Worldteam Sports, at the home…

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