Yearly Archives

2011

Youth Olympics Doping Program Headed by Academy Graduate

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Longtime national sports medicine specialist for Singapore, Dr. Teh Kong Chuan, a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, recently served as the head of doping control for the first Youth Olympics in Singapore. Chuan, who earned a master’s degree in sports medicine from the Academy in 1979, is the senior sports medicine consultant for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Sports Medicine Centre in Singapore. He has been a team physician for Singapore in international competition…

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Academy Alumnus and Son Relish Victory Over Former Team

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First-year Creighton University Coach Greg McDermott, a 1994 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, and his son, Greg, left, helped lead the Blue Jays to victory over Northern Iowa. Before he was named head men’s basketball coach at Creighton University, Coach Greg McDermott, a 1994 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, had come to expect more jeers than cheers from the raucous Blue Jays’ basketball fans in Omaha, Neb. But the same fans…

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Journalist/Decathlete Joins Academy as Director of Communications

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Award-winning newspaper editor and nationally-ranked master’s decathlete Grant Overstake brings 35 years of media experience to the United States Sports Academy as he assumes the role of Director of Communications, effective 1 March. Overstake previously served as general manager and executive editor for Community Publishers, Inc., publishing two community newspapers near Springfield, Mo. He also led the creation of a new social media platform for user-generated content, positioning his papers at the leading edge of…

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Spring Renewal: America's Pastime Inspires Artists and Fans

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The spectacle of baseball has inspired great artists of every genre, and a rich sampling of those artworks now are on display at the American Sport Art Museum and Archives, located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. The exhibit features the works of three prominent artists. The paintings on the wall are the work of Rick Rush, from left, A Series of Stars (Yankees), American Dream: Sammy Sosa (Cubs), and Will to…

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People, Places and Programs

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Dr. Jordan Moon, the Academy’s Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health, presented at the Arnold Sports Festival and Strength Training Summit held in Columbus, Ohio, from 3-5 March 2011. Dr. Moon’s presentation was titled, “Body Composition Techniques and Methods.” The three-day event covered multiple aspects of health, fitness, and sport performance. The Summit presents nationally-recognized experts in sports training offering the latest information on fitness and performance development. An abstract written by Dr. Moon…

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Jones County Junior College Leadership Visits Academy

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Representatives from Jones County Junior College (JCJC) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) visited the United States Sports Academy on Friday, 18 February 2011, to discuss the ways and means by which the organizations might be able to work together. From left: Mr. Jim Walley, the Vice President of External Affairs at JCJC; Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the President of the United States Sports Academy; Dr. Stacey Hall, the Associate…

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Academy VP Discusses Nationwide Physical Education Training Program with Malaysian Official

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Academy Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich (left) recently met with Shabery bin Cheek (right), the Minister of Youth and Sport for Malaysia, to discuss developing a nationwide program to retrain all of Malaysia’s physical educators. This was the second stop in the Vice President’s three-nation tour of Asia, after visiting Thailand last week. He is now in Singapore meeting with Chay Yee, the president of the International Sports Academy, site of the United…

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Academy Vice President Visits Thailand Sports Authority Governor

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Kanokphand Chulakasem (left), the governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), visits Academy Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich during his recent visit to Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. T.J. Rosandich is in Thailand teaching a course in Olympism in conjunction with the SAT. The course is the first in a six-part series being hosted by the SAT for the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program.

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Auburn-Oregon BCS Title Game Named Academy’s College Football Game of the Year

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The football gods saved their best for last this past season, as Auburn’s 22-19 victory over Oregon in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game was named College Football Game of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. Noted Alabama artist Daniel A. Moore has been commissioned by the Academy to commemorate the historic achievement in oils on canvas. In addition to a $5,000 cash scholarship, the USSA Eagle Exemplar medallion and the framed Award…

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Marine Corps League Forms in Daphne

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Joining eleven other Detachments in the great state of Alabama, the United States Marine Corps League has opened a new Detachment in Daphne on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Cal Walters, Commandant of the Department of Alabama Marine Corps League, met with local leadership on the campus of the United States Sports Academy to discuss the development of a new Detachemnt in Daphne. During this meeting, Mr. John Walker of Spanish Fort…

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Ronald Reagan Centennial Stamp

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Former first Lady Nancy Reagan (left of the display) unveils a new postage stamp, designed by 1986 American Sport Artist and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year Bart Forbes (right of the display), to honor the late President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. The 40th President of the United States was a radio announcer for University of Iowa football and the Chicago Cubs early in his professional life, and the United States Sports Academy annually…

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Award-winning Nigerian Artist Visits Academy

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Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao of Nigeria, a winner of the United Nations International Art Competition, recently visited the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) during a tour of the United States. He was guest of Academy Art Committee Chairperson Nancy Raia. During the visit, he displayed the original of his work: “Grace: That Even The World Can Pass Through It.” “The battle against poverty is yet to be recorded accurately in…

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