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September 2011

Oklahoma State’s Second Half Rally Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Oklahoma State catapulted to No. 5 in the college football rankings and into the Bowl Champion Series hunt after overcoming a 20-3 deficit at halftime to defeat Texas A&M. The comeback earned Oklahoma State the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week honor. In the top 10 showdown, the then-No. 7 Cowboys scored three touchdowns in the third quarter of the tough Big 12 road game at No. 8 Texas A&M’s Kyle…

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Ng Ser Miang Receives Academy's Distinguished Service Award

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Ng Ser Miang (left) receives the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award from the university’s Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right). The United States Sports Academy awarded Ng Ser Miang with the Distinguished Service Award for his role in the successful staging of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) last year. The YOG called for the participation of the world’s top young athletes in a Games with equal emphasis on sports, culture and education. For…

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Dr. T.J. Rosandich Speaks to Singapore Students in Academy's Coaching Program

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Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (center) is pictured here with a group of Singapore students outside an International Sports Academy classroom. United States Sports Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich addressed a group of students at the International Sports Academy (ISA) in Singapore. The ISA in Singapore was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing quality training programs of the Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, to meet…

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Academy President Visits Studio of Sculptor Eylanbekov

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) with Sergey Eylanbekov (right), the Academy’s 2004 Sport Artist of the Year, at the artist’s studio in New York City. United States President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich recently visited the New York City studio of sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov. Eylanbekov, the Academy’s 2004 Sport Artist of the Year, recently completed the addition of a studio to his home and gave Dr. Rosandich a tour. “He…

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Dr. T.J. Rosandich Presents at the 7th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia

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Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich presented, “Digital Technology and Management in Sports,” at the 7th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia on Friday, Sept. 23 in Beijing, China. The 2011 WSIM, a global event and hosted by the International Federation of Multimedia Associations (IFMA), is dedicated to “Digital Creative Industries and Lifestyle.” The main topics focus on: economy, entertainment, gaming, tourism and sport. Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right)…

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Clemson Victory Over Auburn Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Clemson knocked off a defending national champion for the third time in as many tries in a 38-24 victory over No. 21-ranked Auburn to earn the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. Clemson rallied from a 21-7 second-quarter deficit to top Auburn, which snapped the defending BCS champion’s 17-game winning streak. In 1991, Clemson beat then-defending national champion Georgia Tech and 10 years earlier the Tigers topped Georgia. The last two…

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Belgian Triathlete Vanhoenacker Earns Academy’s 2011 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award

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For 14 years, the Ironman triathlon world record stood until Marino Vanhoenacker shattered it by more than four minutes to win his sixth consecutive Ironman Austria triathlon. His feat in the grueling Ironman, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon, also earned the 35-year-old Belgium triathlete the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award. “Nobody else represents athletic versatility and prowess like Jim Thorpe did in the early 20th…

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Academy Earns Two New Research Projects with MusclePharm and ImpediMed

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Academy doctoral teaching assistants are playing with the Makoto II Arena, an Exergaming system that will help measure athletes’ reaction time in the university’s new MusclePharm research project. The Academy will soon begin testing about 450 people in its Human Performance Lab as part of two new major research grants. Dr. Jordan Moon, Chair of the Sports Fitness and Health, and Dr. Enrico Esposito, Chair of the Sports Medicine, are heading up the projects for…

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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 Daniel Aregai (Mountain View, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Brandon Christopher Hawkins (Oceanside, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Master’s Students Willie June Bennett (Raleigh, N.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Megan Elizabeth Clark (Gray Court, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports…

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United States Sports Academy Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

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For the third consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs…

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Dr. T.J. Rosandich Presents at 7th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia in China

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Dr. T.J. Rosandich Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich is presenting at the 7th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia in Beijing, China. The 2011 WSIM scheduled September 21-23 is dedicated to “Digital Creative Industries and Lifestyle.” Main topics are: economy, entertainment, gaming, tourism and sport. Dr. Rosandich is giving his presentation on Digital Technology and Management in Sports at WSIM, which is a global event and hosted by the International Federation of…

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Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summmit Wins Academy’s 2011 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award

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Summitt earned an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy in 2008. Pat Summitt recalls a year ago during a critical moment in a University of Tennessee women’s basketball game she called a timeout and then was unable to summon the play she wanted the Lady Vols to run. It was one of several memory lapses the 59-year-old Summitt suffered last season. In May, she decided to undergo a battery of tests at the Mayo Clinic and…

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