2011 November

Iowa State Stuns No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Iowa State shocked unbeaten and No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State, 37-31, in two overtimes and derailed the rival Cowboys national title hopes. Entering the home game in Ames, Iowa, the Cyclones were 27-point underdogs and had failed to win its last 58 games against teams ranked sixth or higher in The Associated Press college football poll. Iowa State’s huge upset…

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Academy to Serve as Toys for Tots Collection Center

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich and Marines during the 2010 Toys for Tots campaign in which more than 2,000 gifts were collected at the university for needy children. For the 17th consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up to help underprivileged children in Mobile and Baldwin Counties…

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World Champion Gymnast and WNBA Star Voted Academy’s Male and Female October Athletes of the Month

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Seimone Augustus World Champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) standout Seimone Augustus were voted the United States Sports Academy’s October Athletes of the Month. Veteran Japanese gymnast Uchimura became the first person in history to win three straight world titles. In all, he won four medals and the men’s all-around title in the World Gymnastics Championships…

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“Venus and Mars” Sculptures Dedicated by Academy in Honor of Two Olympians

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Russian sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov (left) and Jack Scharr (right), an Academy Board of Trustees member and president of Fine Art Ltd., at the unveiling of the bronze “Venus and Mars” torsos in front of The American Sport Art Museum & Archives on Friday, Nov. 11. The United States Sports Academy unveiled two solid bronze torsos, “Venus and Mars,” that were…

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The Honorees & The Trustees at the 27th Annual Academy’s Awards of Sport

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The 27th annual Academy’s Awards of Sport were held Nov. 10-11 on the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Alabama. There have been many great classes over the past 27 years and the composition of this year’s class is certainly as good as any. “In our eyes, each and every one of the honorees and trustees are champions in their own right,”…

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Athletic Director China Jude Receives the Academy’s 2012 Alumna of the Year Award

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China Jude (right) received the Academy’s 2012 Alumna of the Year Award for her strong leadership as an athletic director. She currently oversees the athletic department at NCAA Division II Queens College of The City University of New York. China Jude was a 27-year-old divorcee with a 3-year-old son to support when she made the decision to earn her master’s…

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Academy Seminar Examines Protecting Athletes from Head Injuries in Sport

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Dr. Steve Devick Michael Haynes says in hindsight that one of his best plays in his storied football career was the decision NOT to play. During a free seminar sponsored by the United States Sports Academy that delved into one of sports hottest issues – concussions – the NFL Hall of Fame defensive back told a riveted audience about suffering…

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Earns Liberty Medal

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (right) receives the Statute of Liberty Club’s and The Wiegand Foundation’s Liberty Award from Jack Scharr (left) for his efforts to improve the sport profession around the globe. The award was presented Thursday, Nov. 10 during a special event on the university’s Daphne campus. For all his contributions and service to improving…

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Academy Honors Prince Albert II and Hungary President Pal Schmitt

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Prince Albert II of Monaco (right) receives the International Honorary Doctorate from Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) recently at the Peace and Sport International Forum in Monaco. Two heads of state who are former Olympians and who have made great contributions to the Olympic Movement were recently honored by the United States Sports Academy. University President…

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Hungarian Sculptor Ferenc Németh Receives Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year

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Ferenc Németh (left) received his award as the Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year from Trustee Jack Scharr (right) during The Artist and The Athlete Tribute held Thursday, Nov. 10 on campus. Hungarian sculptor Ferenc Németh whose bronzes depict many sports legends received the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year Award. During the Academy’s The…

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NCAA Champion Wrestler Anthony Robles Accepts the Academy’s Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award

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Anthony Robles, an NCAA national wrestling champion who was born without a right leg, accepted the Academy’s Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award from Academy Board of Trustee Chairman Robert C. Campbell III on Thursday during The Artist and The Athlete Tribute. Arizona State University wrestler Anthony Robles, who was born without a right leg, received the United…

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No. 1 LSU’s Overtime Victory Over No. 2 Alabama Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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In only the 23rd regular-season matchup between the top two teams in The Associated Press rankings, No. 1-ranked Louisiana State remained unbeaten by winning a defensive struggle, 9-6, in overtime against No. 2 ranked Alabama. LSU’s overtime victory on the road in front of a crowd of 101,821 at Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., certainly lived up to the…

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