Yearly Archives

2012

World’s Top Olympians Voted Academy’s 2012 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

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Two of the world’s most dominating superstars at the 2012 London Olympic Games earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Male and Female Athletes of the Year award—Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, continues to reign as the world’s fastest man by successfully repeating as the Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Bolt is the first man ever to win both events in successive Summer Olympics. In London,…

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Academy Seeks to Deliver Olympic Values Education Program Online to the World

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The United States Sports Academy is working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to develop a new Olympic Values Education Program (OVEP) that could be delivered online across the world. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) and Dr. Norbert Mueller, professor at Mainz University in Germany, hold a bronze bust of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Games, in late November at International Olympic Committee meetings in Amsterdam. Also…

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Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Academy

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Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ HJ Muhyiddin HJ Mohd Yassin, who serves both as Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, is being honored by the United States Sports Academy with a 2012 International Honorary Doctorate for his effort to build his nation’s sports programs for its youth. Muhyiddin is scheduled to receive the Honorary Doctorate during a ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Main Gallery at the Academy’s campus in Daphne,…

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Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan Receives Academy's 2010 Eagle Award

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For her contribution to equestrian sports and the Olympic Movement, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan, President of the International Equestrian Federation, was named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Eagle Award. Princess Haya was Jordan’s first female professional athlete and the first female to represent her country internationally in sport, as a 13-year-old show jumper. She was the first female to medal in equestrian sports at the Pan-Arab…

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Alabama Wins Chance to Defend its National Title and Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Alabama mounted a fourth quarter comeback to defeat Georgia in the Southeastern Conference title game and earn selection as the Week 14 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Contest. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining in the game to put No. 2 Alabama (12-1) ahead, 32-28. But No. 3 Georgia (11-2) marched right down the field. After an apparent…

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Baylor Basketball Coach Mulkey Receives Academy’s 2012 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award

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Kim Mulkey made NCAA history in 2012 when the head coach of the Baylor University women’s basketball team led the Lady Bears to a perfect 40-game season—the first for any collegiate basketball program—that was capped with a national championship. For her record of success that has made Mulkey the first person, male or female, in NCAA history to win a basketball national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, she has earned the…

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Olympic Primetime TV Host Bob Costas Receives the Academy’s 2012 Ronald Reagan Media Award

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Ronald Reagan Media Award winner is Bob Costas, who has been the primetime television host of a record nine Olympic games. Costas, who joined NBC Sports in 1980 and has the longest tenure of any of the network’s sports announcers, presided over the most watched TV event ever in the United States with more than 219.4 million American viewers tuning in during the 17-day event. The NBC primetime broadcast…

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London Olympic Organizer Sebastian Coe Accepts Academy’s 2012 Eagle Award

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Sebastian Coe, the face of this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games as the chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, accepted the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Eagle Award. Coe was presented the Eagle Award by Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich at the International Olympic Committee’s 8th World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education on Nov. 25 in Amsterdam. Coe has a longtime commitment to the Olympic Movement and…

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Worldwide Online Voting Begins for the Academy’s Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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For the 28th consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy will name an Athlete of the Year in conjunction with NBC Sports. Sports fans from across the world will decide who the most outstanding male and female athletes were in 2012 through online voting on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu. The ballot of 12 males and 12 females goes live at midnight Saturday, Dec. 1 and closes at midnight Friday, Dec. 21. In 2011, the…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates: Bachelor’s Students Kylan J. Easterling (St.Augustine, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Joshua M. Eyer (Valdosta, Ga.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Devven O. Presley (Kahului, Hawaii) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students Kristopher William Basgall (Columbus, Ga.) – M.S.S. Sports Medicine…

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AAICU Presents Scholarships to Three of the Academy’s Alabama Undergraduate Students

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Three Alabama undergraduate students at the United States Sports Academy recently received scholarships from the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU). Glenn Ashley Stephenson was named a Vulcan scholar, and Jamison Charles and Alexander Dillard were named AAICU scholars. AAICU has distributed $87,000 in AAICU Scholarships to students at each of its member colleges and universities in the state of Alabama. The AAICU Scholarship Fund passes 100 percent of the contributions to the…

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Academy Sends Another Team of Faculty to Retrain Malaysian P.E. Teachers

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A team of 14 instructors are spending two weeks teaching in the United States Sports Academy’s new pilot program, which is retraining 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers. The Academy’s group of experienced physical education teachers is taking part in a “surge” from Dec. 1 to Dec. 9 and will teach fitness and facilities management courses that will wrap up the six-month program. The Academy sent a group of 13 educators on a three-week “surge”…

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