Yearly Archives

2011

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 enjoy a memorable Christmas. Long considered the region’s largest collection center for the Toys for…

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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 in Tokyo and each performance ignited the Japanese fans who roared and gave him standing…

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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 dedicated in the honor of two Olympians. Russian sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov, the Academy’s 2004 Sport…

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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,” said Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich. “Thank you most sincerely to everyone…

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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 degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. Jude admits she had “limited…

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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 brain trauma for the first time in 1972. He was a starting freshman safety for…

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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 sport education in the United States and around the world, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich received…

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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 and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich presented the Academy’s International Honorary Doctorate to H.S.H. Prince…

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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 Artist and The Athlete Tribute on Thursday on the university’s campus in Daphne, Ala., Németh…

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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 States Sport Academy’s 2011 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award. Robles, who earned…

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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 billing as the latest “Game of the Century.” It also earned the Tigers selection as…

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Hungarian Sculptor Nemeth Ferenc Named Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year

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Hungarian sculptor Nemeth Ferenc whose bronzes depict many sports legends has earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year Award. Ferenc first rose to international prominence for his sculptures as a result of his success in the art competition at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Two of his exhibited works were bought by Juan Antonio Samaranch, the late president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and another sculpture…

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