2012 April

Past President of the Black Coaches Association Visits the Academy

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Ron Dickerson, the first president of the Black Coaches Association who has 40 years of NCAA Division I football coaching experience, visited the United States Sports Academy on Wednesday, April 25. Dickerson, who now is on the coaching staff of his son, Ron Dickerson Jr., who heads the Gardner-Webb’s football program in Boiling Springs, N.C., was in Alabama on a…

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Academy Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning

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The United States Sports Academy is now offering the only online bachelor’s degree in Strength and Conditioning that prepares students in all aspects of the field, as well as sports management. Strength and conditioning job opportunities are expanding and the knowledge required for sports professionals in the field is also increasing. That’s why as part of its 40th anniversary, the…

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Former Trustees Chairman Dr. LeRoy Walker Dies

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Dr. LeRoy Walker, a former United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees chairman and legendary track coach at North Carolina Central University, died recently in Durham, N.C. He was 93. During his coaching career that spanned four decades, Walker became the first black person in 1993 to be elected president of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). In 1976, he was…

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Academy's 40th Anniversary Celebration

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The Academy celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday with a Distinguished Service Award to Dr. George Uhlig, who was one of six founders of the university, and with the unveiling of “Mr. Baseball” by sculptor Bruce Larsen, the 2009 Sport Artist of the Year. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Uhlig, Dr. Robert Campbell III, the Academy…

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‘Mr. Baseball’ Sculpture Unveiling to Mark Academy’s 40th Anniversary

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The United States Sports Academy is adding a sixth sculpture by Bruce Larsen, the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year, to its Sports Sculpture Park on its Daphne, Ala., campus. The sculpture, “Mr. Baseball,” is being unveiled at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 to mark the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Academy, which is the largest…

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Why Choose the Academy?

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The United States Sports Academy began its mission to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports 40 years ago. Its first two graduates in 1979, were Carmen Charnook-Cellon (left center), whose first job was as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Secret Service, and Viki Ray (right center), who became the head athletic trainer for women’s…

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Academy Stops Charging Fees to Join the Alumni Association

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In honor of its 40th Anniversary, the United States Sports Academy has eliminated all fees to become a member of its Alumni Association. The Academy, also known as “America’s Sports University,” has one of the largest network of sports professionals in the world. Because the Academy’s alumni are very important to the university, please take a minute and update your…

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Academy Offers Free Sport Art Appreciation Course for the First Time

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For the first time in its 40-year history, the United States Sports Academy is offering the public a free course. The first online course being provided free of charge is the university’s Sport Art Appreciation class. It is the first of three free classes that people can now enjoy. A course on coaching basics and Olympism will also be available…

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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. Master’s Students Erica A. Beuhning (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bruce W. Haney (Southington, Conn.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Sports Psychology Emphasis Craig…

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40th Anniversary Timeline of the United States Sports Academy’s History

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  April 22, 1972 – The United States Sports Academy was founded by Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the current President and CEO. 1972 – The original Board of Directors included:  Mr. Robert Block, media specialist; Mr. Charles Cape, attorney; Mr. Gerald Hock, finance; Dr. George Uhlig, educator; and Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, sport administrator. 1972 – Board of Visitors established…

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Q&A with Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich on the Academy’s Past, Present and Future

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The United States Sports Academy originated on April 22, 1972 but founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich began mulling over the concept two decades earlier. Working with world-class athletes all over Southeast Asia in the 1950s and 1960s as a U.S. Marine Corps track and field coach and as an Ambassador of Sport for the U.S. State Department, he recognized a…

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Academy Founding Member Receives Distinguished Service Award for Education Contributions

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Dr. George E. Uhlig, who is one of the six founding members of the United States Sports Academy in 1972, will receive a Distinguished Service Award for all of his contributions to the university’s academic programs. As an original member of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Uhlig continues to serve on the board. He is credited for the Academy…

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