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August 2011

Former Duke Track Coach Buehler Wins Humanitarian Award

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Al Buehler, the 2011 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award winner. For 56 years the positive impact of Duke University Track and Field Coach Al Buehler has been felt at the college and internationally on and off the track, earning him the 2011 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award from the United States Sports Academy. Buehler joined Duke in 1955 and over the next half century he helped integrate the university, championed women’s athletics and Title IX and even…

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Art Competition London 2012

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The United States Sports Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, is privileged to operate its fourth Olympic art contest. Academy leaders have long recognized the cultural connectivity of athletic competition and artistic expression and in 1984 established the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). It is arguably the largest collection of sport art in the world. The Academy is honored to host the London 2012 Art Competition in cooperation with the Art of…

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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 Christopher Ryan Cook (Forest City, N.C.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Beau W Mulholland (Richardson, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students Joseph Green Genung (Reno, Nev.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Christina Katherine Hartsel (Westminster, Colo.) – M.S.S. Sports…

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Three-Year Residential Doctoral Program Kicks Off with Five New Teaching Assistants

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Pictured left to right are the new doctoral teaching assistants: Patrick Brennan, Amber Magner, John Petty, Kristy Crowley and Brandon Spradley. Their three-year residential program kicks off on Sept. 6. For the first time in more than a decade, the United States Sports Academy has a residential doctoral program on campus. The Academy’s five new teaching assistants, who were selected from more than 100 applicants, will begin the three-year program on Sept. 6. “I believe…

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Academy Alumnus Earns Top Honor From Malaysia for Service to the Country

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Academy alumnus Dato’ Sarjit Singh Sekhon, a project consultant for Taylor’s University, receives Malaysia’s top honor for service to the country during the Royal Investiture Ceremony. Malaysia recently bestowed its top national honor for service to the country to United States Sports Academy alumnus Dato’ Sarjit Singh Sekhon, a project consultant for Taylor’s University. Dato’ Singh was recently bestowed the honor known as Darjah Setia Bakti Negeri Sembilan (DBNS) during the Royal Investiture Ceremony. It…

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Distance Learning Faculty Prepare For Fall Online Courses at Academy

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The Distance Learning Faculty Orientation that took place included many former faculty members. Pictured are: Mr. Donn Renwick, Dallas, a former Dean and Chair of Sports Management; Dr. Arthur Ogden, Demopolis, Ala., a former Dean of Academic Affairs; Dr. Lawrence Bestmann, Laguna Hills, Calif., a 34-year distance learning and international faculty member; Dr. Brian Wallace, Tallahassee, Fla., a former Chair of Sports Fitness; Dr. Roch King, Indianapolis, a former Chair of Sport Coaching; Dr. Thomas…

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Auburn’s Chizik Receives the Academy’s 2011 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

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Academy Board of Trustee Chairman Robert Campbell, Esq., presents the 2011 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award to Auburn University head football coach Gene Chizik, whose team won the BCS National Championship over Oregon University in January. Auburn University head football coach Gene Chizik joined a prestigious group of college and professional coaches when he received the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award on Monday at the Daphne, Ala., university. “I’m very…

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U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte and Taiwan Golfer Yani Tseng Voted Academy’s July Athletes of the Month

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Ryan Lochte United States Swimmer Ryan Lochte, who won five gold medals and set a world record at the men’s World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, and Yani Tseng, the youngest professional golfer, man or woman, to claim five major championships, have earned the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female July Athlete of the Month Awards. Lochte emerged as the top male swimmer at the World Championships and the one to watch at the 2012…

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People, Places, and Programs

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Dr. Thomas. Rosandich attended the inaugural soccer game staged in part by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) in the Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Aug. 3. The event between Barcelona and Guadalajara sold out the nearly 75,000-seat stadium. Dr. Jordan Moon, Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health, presented his findings of a clinical study conducted on Attitude’s Phase III® Recovery Drink at the world-leading sports nutrition symposium,…

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Doctoral Teaching Assistants Arrive to Begin Three-Year Residential Program

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) discusses the Academy’s collection of sport art with new residential doctoral teaching assistants (left to right) Patrick Brennan, John Petty, Brandon Spradley and Amber Magner, who arrived on campus Aug. 1 to begin their three-year program. Working in the Human Performance Lab. Learning how to become a better coach. Earning teaching experience. Training for a sports management career. Writing and developing new courses. Those are a…

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USA Boxing Members Tour the Academy’s Art Collection of Famous Boxing Paintings

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) with former heavy weight champion Evander Holyfield (center) and Mobile Sports Authority Director Bud Ratliff (right) at the Champions Banquet Aug. 6, in Mobile. The weeklong 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team trials held in Mobile, Ala., concluded with a USA Boxing delegation touring the United States Sports Academy’s collection of boxing paintings and the Champions Banquet. Before the banquet featuring former Olympian and Heavyweight Champion Evander…

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International Olympic Committee Hosts Fifth World Conference on Women and Sport

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The International Olympic Committee has kicked off the registration process for next year’s IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, which will take place Feb. 16-18, 2012, in Los Angeles. Under the theme “Together Stronger: The Future of Sport,” the event is being organized jointly by the IOC, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. The theme stands for the positive evolution in the promotion of girls…

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