2011 April

Academy President Appointed to International Sport Movie and TV Federation

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Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (middle) with Dr. Franco Ascani (right), President of FICTS, and Professor Konstantino Georgiadis, Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy, at the IOC’s 7th World Conference on Sport, Education, and Culture in Durban, South Africa, in 2010. The Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS), which is dedicated to promoting sport culture and Olympic values…

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Auburn’s Sheniqua Ferguson Accepts Academy’s Alabama Female Athlete of the Year Award

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Auburn University sprinter Sheniqua Ferguson (middle) accepts the Academy’s 2010 Athlete of the Year Award from Dr. Fred Cromartie, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, (left) as head track and field coach Ralph Spry looks on. The award presentation occurred at the War Eagle Invitational on Saturday, April 16 at Auburn University. Auburn University sprinter Sheniqua Ferguson accepted the 2010…

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Academy Creates Five Teaching Assistant Scholarships in Honor of Past Board of Trustees

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Five Doctoral Graduate Teaching Assistant scholarships were created by the United States Sports Academy in honor of the memory of a dedicated Board of Trustees. The Academy is accepting applications for the program from those who are interested in pursuing a Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D) degree as a full-time resident student. The assitantships are named in tribute…

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Academy President Travels to China to Visit Shaolin Temple and to Dedicate Sports City

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich is traveling in China during the next two weeks to dedicate a new sports city in the name of Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former President of the International Olympic Committee, and to deliver the first-ever English translation of an ancient Shaolin text to His Holiness Abbot Shi Yongxin. In China, Dr. Rosandich…

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People, Places and Programs

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World-renowned sports producer and promoter Sheldon “Shelly” Saltman has been appointed to the Academy’s Board of Visitors. The Emmy-award winner’s long list of credentials includes the fights of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran, and the stunts of Evel Knievel. He has also held executive positions with two NBA teams and promoted/produced concerts and TV specials of…

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Tennis’ Top Female and Record-breaking Archer Win March Athlete of the Month

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The world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player and a new world record holder in archery earned the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month Awards. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was named Female Athlete of the Month after she maintained her No. 1 ranking by defeating Maria Sharapova in the semifinals on her way to earning her 14th career singles…

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Cheerleading Ranks First in Catastrophic Sport Injuries

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The information on cheerleading injuries to young women is alarming: Cheerleading is the No. 1 female sport and No. 2 in catastrophic injuries when compared to all sports – only American football ranks higher. The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina reports that 65.2 percent of all catastrophic injuries in youth sports occur…

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National Faculty Member Dr. Richard Bell Visits Academy Campus

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Academy National Faculty member and former Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Richard Bell (left), discusses an upcoming international teaching assignment with Ms. Betsy Smith, the Academy’s Associate Dean of Continuing Education, during a visit to the Academy’s campus on Friday, 1 April 2011. Dr. Bell is currently preparing to teach the Academy’s sports diploma program in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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