2011 October

Prince Albert II Earns an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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As both a competitor and leader, Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, has proven himself in sports. In fact, the ruler of the Principality of Monaco since 2005 is the only Head of State who is a five-time Olympian and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. For his many contributions to the Olympic Movement, the United States Sports Academy has…

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Founder of World’s Largest Art Program for Children Earns The Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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More than 5 million children across the globe have participated in the Arts Olympiad thanks to Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq. Ishaq founded the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) in 1997 and it has become a leading art and creativity organization for American children and their international counterparts. The ICAF developed and runs the Arts Olympiad, the world’s largest and most prestigious…

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Virginia Defense Leads Cavaliers to Victory and the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Virginia’s defense smothered Georgia Tech’s vaunted triple option offense and the Cavaliers held on to defeat the previously unbeaten and No. 12-ranked Yellow Jackets, 24-21. The performance by Virginia (4-2) against its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) rivals earned it selection as the Week 7 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year contest. Georgia…

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NFL’s Michael Haynes Earns Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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One of the top champions for the health, safety and well-being of football players is former National Football League Hall of Fame defensive back Michael Haynes. For his efforts to raise awareness about concussions and to push other measures to make professional football safer, the United States Sports Academy is awarding Haynes a 2011 Distinguished Service Award. DSAs are given…

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Olympic Leader and Sport Entrepreneur Earns an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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Dr. Harvey W. Schiller, who has distinguished himself as an Olympic leader and sport entrepreneur during his more than 30-year career in sports, has earned an Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy. Schiller has enjoyed an interesting career to say the least, ranging from being one of the executives in charge of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) to serving…

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Expert and Author on Sport Law Earns the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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One of the leading and most respected scholars on sports law and sports risk management in the country, Dr. Herb Appenzeller is receiving a 2011 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the United States Sports Academy. Appenzeller, a scholar in the field and top consultant in sports risk management, has edited or authored 21 books in sport law and produces The…

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Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Leader Earns Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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During the past seven years, Paul Hankins has grown the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) into one of the best state independent college organizations in the country. The retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general is being honored by the United States Sports Academy with a 2011 Distinguished Service Award for his leadership of an association that serves…

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Hungary President Pál Schmitt Receives the Academy’s 2011 Eagle Award

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Hungary President Pál Schmitt (right) receives the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 Eagle Award for his longtime commitment to the Olympic Movement in a presentation by Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) at the fifth edition of the Peace and Sport International Forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Principality of Monaco. Hungary President Pál Schmitt received…

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Academy Honors Two Heads of State

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Pal Schmitt Two heads of state are receiving United States Sports Academy awards presented by the university’s President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Monaco. The awards are being presented to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Hungary President Pál Schmitt. Both are former Olympians and both continue to contribute greatly to the Olympic…

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University of Zhengzhou and Academy Commit to Working Together on Sports Education in China

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) and University of Zhengzhou Physical Education College President Dr. Wu Lan-ying (right) sign a protocol agreeing to collaboration between their schools on creating sports education programs at the Chinese institution. The United States Sports Academy took a step closer to delivering its sports education programs to the University of Zhengzhou in…

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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 Jesse Muir Cuslidge (Fresno, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Brandon Christopher Hawkins (Oceanside, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Mary Ann Shelley (La Porte,…

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