2011

Stanford’s Triple Overtime Victory Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Stanford pulled out a thrilling, triple overtime victory, 56-48, over Pac-12 rival Southern California in front of a sold out Coliseum to extend its nation’s best winning streak to 16 games. Stanford forced a USC fumble into the end zone in the third overtime and recovered the ball to come from behind and win. The thriller earned the No. 4…

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One-legged Arizona State Wrester Anthony Robles Earns the Academy’s Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award

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Arizona State University wrestler Anthony Robles, who was born without a right leg, won the NCAA 125-pound men’s wrestling title in March, earning him the United States Sport Academy’s 2011 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award. The 22-year-old Robles capped his senior season and wrestling career undefeated at 36-0 and now plans to travel the country as a…

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Admiral Mike Mullen Receives United States Sports Academy’s Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award

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Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left), the former highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, received the 2010 United States Sports Academy Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award during the Navy football game against Troy, an Alabama university, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Presenting the Roosevelt award to Mullen is Jack Lengyel…

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Prince Albert II Receives Honorary Doctorate from Academy

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Prince Albert II of Monaco (right) receives the International Honorary Doctorate from Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich recently at the Peace and Sport International Forum in the Principality of Monaco. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco received the United States Sports Academy’s International Honorary Doctorate in a presentation by Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich….

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Game-Winning Hail Mary Touchdown Pass Earns Michigan State the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Michigan State’s Keith Nichol caught a 44-yard Hail Mary pass off a deflection as time expired for the winning touchdown in a 37-31 victory by the Spartans over previously unbeaten and No. 6-ranked Wisconsin in the Big Ten matchup. The Michigan State wide receiver’s catch on the last-ditch heave by quarterback Kirk Cousins was not only one of the most…

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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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