2012 February

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 Richard Hazen Akins (Auburn, Ala.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Jonathan R Pick (Spring, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management Travis C. Rogers (Clarksville, Ark.)…

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Academy Partnership with Gabon Kicks Off at African Soccer Championships

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Pelé’s (left) plants a kiss on the bronze bust of himself that was sculpted by Harry Weber, the Academy’s 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, as Gabon President Ali Bongo looks on. Photo courtesy of Prince Jackson. For nearly two years, the United States Sports Academy and the Republic of Gabon have planned to undertake a comprehensive study of the…

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Please Check Your Mailboxes For Information About Alumni Survey

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We are asking all of our graduates to please check their mailboxes during the next week for a postcard from the United States Sports Academy informing you about our upcoming Alumni Survey. If for some reason, you do not receive the postcard, please follow the instructions found below. In celebrating the Academy’s 40th Anniversary, we would like to take this…

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Academy Makes Another Military Friendly List for Colleges

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The Academy earned the Military Advanced Education magazine’s distinction as a top military friendly university for the second consecutive year. The Academy has a long record of being military friendly and helping many service men and women earn their sports-related degrees or take sport education courses, even while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Academy was recognized for its efforts…

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Former Trustee Sweet Receives Street & Smith's Champions Award

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Dr. Judith Sweet, one of the first women to serve on the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, was recently selected as one of six “Champions” by the Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. The magazine’s “The Champions: Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business,” is an award that recognizes leaders who have devoted their careers to building and shaping the…

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Top-ranked Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players Voted Academy’s Athletes of the Month for January

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Novak Djokovic The world’s top-ranked professional tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, both earned selection as the United States Sports Academy’s January Athletes of the Month for winning the Australian Open. Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam match in history – 5 hours and 53 minutes. The 24-year-old Serb won the Australian Open for the third…

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People, Places, and Programs

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The Academy’s Dr. T.J. Rosandich shakes hands with soccer legend Pelé during his recent visit to Gabon. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich traveled in January to Washington, D.C., to attend the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) annual meeting. He also attended the opening of a Cristóbal Gabarrón’s art show, “Gabarrón’s Roots,” at the American…

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Roby Remembered as Sports Pioneer and First Woman Trustee for Academy

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Dr. Mary Roby Sports pioneer Dr. Mary Roby, who was one of the first women to serve on the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, died recently at the age of 85. “She was a visionary in women’s sports and had a significant impact,” says Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the Academy’s president and CEO. “Her service on our Board…

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California Swim Coach Teri McKeever Receives Academy’s 2011 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award

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Teri McKeever Teri McKeever, the University of California-Berkeley and 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming head coach, received the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award. McKeever earned the prestigious award for leading the Cal women’s swim team to its second NCAA championship in three years and being named an Olympic swim coach for the London Games. McKeever…

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Pelé Honored by Gabon and the Academy at Africa’s Soccer Championships

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Gabon President Ali Bongo (left) presents a multi-dimensional acrylic sculpture honoring legendary soccer player Pelé (right) at the dedication Feb. 9 of the country’s new Friendship Stadium in Libreville, Gabon. It is hosting the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Pictured from left to right are: President Bongo, 2004 Academy Sport Artist of the Year Sergey Eylanbekov, United States Sports Academy…

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U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest Winners Announced for London Competition

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Martin Linson won the Olympic Sport and Art Contest in the Sculpture category with his bronze, “Omnipotent Triumph.” The winners of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest are Primo Angeli for his graphic work, “London Calling,” and Martin Linson for his sculpture, “Omnipotent Triumph.” The American artists will now compete in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Art Competition…

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