Yearly Archives

2011

Rezner Pottery Brings History, World Culture to Academy and its Community

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"Babe Ruth" Face Jug Ten miles from the United States Sports Academy’s Daphne campus is a place where history and world culture combine in the works of local ceramic Potter John Rezner. Rezner, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, is known for a style of pottery that has roots in the early 19th century and a firing technique that can be traced back to ancient Asia. The…

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Academy, Chinese, Working on Multi-Billion Dollar "Sport Cities"

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The United States Sports Academy will be providing Academic services to three multi-billion dollar projects, “Sport Cities” in China that will be built around a major golf course and designed to be model towns for promoting a “healthy and happy” lifestyle in the world’s most populous nation. Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich plans to attend the ground-breaking for the first city, named Samaranch Sports Town, on 21 April. The town is named after the…

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People, Places and Programs

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Representatives of the United States Sports Academy continue to travel all over the world to teach sports education programs. For nearly four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation and to 60 countries across the globe. Academy Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich is in Thailand teaching a course in Olympism, in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The course is the first in…

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Snowboard Champ Shaun White, Volleyball Star Blair Brown are Academy’s Athletes of the Month

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Shaun White Snowboarder Shaun White and the nation’s top collegiate women’s volleyball player, Blair Brown, were named Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January by the United States Sports Academy. The public is invited to participate in the worldwide Athlete of the Month nominating and balloting processes. Visit the Academy website and submit your vote, and return to the website the first week of each month to vote on the Athlete of the…

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Academy Teaches Course at National Senior Games Association (NSGA)

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The Academy recently taught continuing education courses in sports marketing and fund raising at the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Courses were taught by former Academy Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Richard Bell (left) and current Dean of Student Services Dr. Craig Bogar (right), pictured with NSGA Executive Director Philip Godfrey (center). The Academy is developing a program to provide sports management education to the NSGA’s 330,000-plus members who provide…

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Figure Skating Champion Yuna Kim Presented with Academy’s Female Athlete of the Year Award

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Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim of South Korea received the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Female Athlete of the Year Award at her training facility in Artesia, Calif. this past weekend. The presentation was made by former Academy trustee and women’s sports advocate Dr. Judith Sweet. Yuna, the world’s No. 1 figure skater, dominated the voting after she won the ladies’ singles gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics and became the first female…

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Canadian Football Team Names Academy Graduate as Assistant GM

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Joe Womack, a 1988 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, was recently named assistant general manager of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Womack joins the Tiger-Cats football operations staff after four seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, most recently as their Director of U.S. Scouting. “I had an offer to go back to the NFL, but my real love is the CFL,” Womack said. “If a team in the CFL really wanted me,…

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Academy Remembers Jack LaLanne, 1995 Fitness Award Winner

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Jack Lalanne, the man whose name was synonymous with fitness for decades and winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 1995 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, died Sunday at the age of 96. “While many kids were watching Loony Tunes and Mr. Rogers, I remember watching Jack Lalanne,” said Academy doctoral student and interval training specialist Conner Johnson of Walnut Creek, Calif. “(I remember) as a young kid, sitting in the floor trying to emulate…

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Academy's Art Collection Boosted by 179 Bronze Statues from Hungary's Nemeth Ferenc

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A donation of 179 bronze statues from internationally-acclaimed sculptor Nemeth Ferenc pleased leaders of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), a division of the United States Sports Academy, after what has already been a blockbuster year in art gifts. “It is a tacit recognition of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives as a world-class repository of art in all forms in the genre,” Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich said,…

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Work of Fairhope Potter John Rezner on Sale at Academy

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The work of John Rezner, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, Ceramics, is on sale at the United States Sports Academy. Jugs can be purchased at the Academy’s Daphne campus, at One Academy Drive, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fairhope, Ala.-based artist known for his “face jugs” makes pottery that is seen all over the world from clay he digs from his…

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Academy Graduate Represents MaxPreps in Presentation to Daphne Football Team

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Academy graduate Brandon Bowling (right), who now works for CBS Sports Site MaxPreps, visited the campus and Academic Affairs Dean Dr. Fred Cromartie (left) during a business trip to Daphne. MaxPreps is an online high school sports information service that handles high school coverage. Tuesday night Bowling, who received a master’s degree in sports management in 2010, attended the Daphne High School basketball games to present the Trojans’ football team with an award for being…

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