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March 2011

Academy Donates Harry Weber Artwork to USS Alabama Battleship Park

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The United States Sports Academy is donating Vietnam War sketches and a bronze sculpture by award-winning artist Harry Weber to the USS Alabama Battleship Park during a presentation scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the USS Alabama Memorial Park Aircraft Pavilion in Mobile. Weber, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2011 Sports Artist of the Year, Sculptor, honors the heroism of American soldiers in the donated works. “A Warrior’s Sketchbook” is…

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Academy President Re-appointed to Commission for Culture and Olympic Education

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge reappointed the United States Sports Academy’s President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to another term on the IOC’s Commission for Culture and Olympic Education. Dr. Rosandich, who has served on the commission since its inception in 2000, has been involved in the Olympic movement for more than 50 years. Dr. Rosandich received the IOC’s highest award – the Olympic Order – in 1997. He received the highest…

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Marine Corps League Detachment Seeks New Members on the Eastern Shore

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Joining eleven other Detachments in the great state of Alabama, the United States Marine Corps League has opened a new Detachment in Daphne on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. In this photo, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, founding President of the Academy and a former Marine Corps Officer, presents a $1,000.00 check to Sara Cole, Executive Secretary of the Academy and acting paymaster of the fledgling Marine Corps League of Daphne, to help…

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Academy Mourns Legendary Coach and Trustee Jimmy Carnes

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The United States Sports Academy mourns the passing of legendary track and field coach and Academy Trustee Jimmy Carnes, who died Saturday, 5 March 2011, after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. Carnes, who built the stellar track program at University of Florida and the Florida Track Club, was named the U.S. Track and Field coach for the ill-fated 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, and was a member of…

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Quarterback Rodgers, Runner Keitany Voted Academy's Athletes of the Month for February

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Aaron Rodgers A world champion quarterback and a world record-setting distance runner have been voted the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors for February. Aaron Rodgers, the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLV, was named Male Athlete of the Month while Mary Keitany of Kenya, who set the world record in the half marathon, was named Female Athlete of the Month. Rodgers, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, hit 29…

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Youth Olympics Doping Program Headed by Academy Graduate

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Longtime national sports medicine specialist for Singapore, Dr. Teh Kong Chuan, a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, recently served as the head of doping control for the first Youth Olympics in Singapore. Chuan, who earned a master’s degree in sports medicine from the Academy in 1979, is the senior sports medicine consultant for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Sports Medicine Centre in Singapore. He has been a team physician for Singapore in international competition…

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Academy Alumnus and Son Relish Victory Over Former Team

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First-year Creighton University Coach Greg McDermott, a 1994 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, and his son, Greg, left, helped lead the Blue Jays to victory over Northern Iowa. Before he was named head men’s basketball coach at Creighton University, Coach Greg McDermott, a 1994 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, had come to expect more jeers than cheers from the raucous Blue Jays’ basketball fans in Omaha, Neb. But the same fans…

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Journalist/Decathlete Joins Academy as Director of Communications

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Award-winning newspaper editor and nationally-ranked master’s decathlete Grant Overstake brings 35 years of media experience to the United States Sports Academy as he assumes the role of Director of Communications, effective 1 March. Overstake previously served as general manager and executive editor for Community Publishers, Inc., publishing two community newspapers near Springfield, Mo. He also led the creation of a new social media platform for user-generated content, positioning his papers at the leading edge of…

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Spring Renewal: America's Pastime Inspires Artists and Fans

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The spectacle of baseball has inspired great artists of every genre, and a rich sampling of those artworks now are on display at the American Sport Art Museum and Archives, located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. The exhibit features the works of three prominent artists. The paintings on the wall are the work of Rick Rush, from left, A Series of Stars (Yankees), American Dream: Sammy Sosa (Cubs), and Will to…

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People, Places and Programs

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Dr. Jordan Moon, the Academy’s Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health, presented at the Arnold Sports Festival and Strength Training Summit held in Columbus, Ohio, from 3-5 March 2011. Dr. Moon’s presentation was titled, “Body Composition Techniques and Methods.” The three-day event covered multiple aspects of health, fitness, and sport performance. The Summit presents nationally-recognized experts in sports training offering the latest information on fitness and performance development. An abstract written by Dr. Moon…

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