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August 2012

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 Teneisha Yvette Hall (Houston, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management Ryan C. Kirkendoll (Ridgecrest, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Management James R. Richardson (Morristown, N.J.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Santron M. Van Rivers (Riverview, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies…

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‘Head Games’ Documentary on Concussion Crisis Hits Theaters Sept. 21

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From acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated for “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters”), “HEAD GAMES” is a revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports. Athletes from the professional to the youth levels share their personal struggles in dealing with the devastating and long-term effects of concussions, an epidemic fueled by the “leave everything on the field” culture so prominent in American sport. Inspired by events from the book “Head Games” written by…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich will participate Nov. 25-27 in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 8th World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education in Amsterdam. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is traveling to Malaysia for the Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program and to China to further partnerships with the Shaolin Temple. Jack Scharr, an Academy Board of Trustees member and Art Committee…

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Primo Angeli Earns the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award for Support of Sport and Art

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The United States Sports Academy plans to award a 2012 Distinguished Service Award to Primo Angeli, a world-renowned artist who created the official poster to commemorate the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and founded and headed one of San Francisco’s oldest and largest design studios. Angeli, a creative director and designer, became a major player in the fields of branding, corporate identity, packaging and naming. He also has a long history as an Olympic artist…

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Academy Physical Education Faculty Meet Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister

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Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently met with a delegation of United States Sports Academy and KH Sports World members to discuss the university’s new program that is training 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers on the latest techniques and sports science for youth sports. More than 20 Academy professors who are in the country to teach the Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) gathered at the Deputy Prime Minister’s…

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Trailblazer in Women’s Athletics Reflects on Title IX

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Dr. Judith Sweet has lived, breathed and often pushed for the changes in women’s college athletics during the past 40 years as an athlete, coach, mentor and athletic director. Sweet was regulated to participating in intramural sports at the University of Wisconsin where she graduated three years prior to the 1972 passage of Title IX, which banned the lack of opportunity that she experienced during her playing career. She went on to become the first…

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Cycling and Tennis World Champions Voted July’s Athletes of the Month

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Bradley Wiggins and Serena Williams dominated premier events in their sports—the Tour de France and Wimbledon—and were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s July Athletes of the Month. The 32-year-old cyclist Wiggins became Britain’s first winner of cycling’s greatest race—the Tour de France. His runaway victory ended a 75-year drought for his country that saw 59 other British cyclists compete and fail to ever win. In the three-week and more than 2,100-mile race, Wiggins…

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More than 40 Olympic Posters from the American Sport Art Museum on Display at the Mobile Arts Council

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More than 40 Olympic posters from the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) are being featured in an exhibit, “The Olympic Art Show,” by the Mobile Arts Council. The show that begins Monday, Aug. 6 and runs through the end of August is on display as athletes from all over the world compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Olympic poster exhibit will also be a part of the Mobile Art Walk at…

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Academy Offers Two Doctoral Courses on Campus

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The United States Sports Academy is inviting it doctoral students to take one or both courses it’s offering this fall on its Daphne, Ala., campus. The Academy, which has delivered its sports education degrees online since the early 1990s and served as a pioneer in online education, is providing the opportunity to take two doctoral courses the old-fashioned way. Interested doctoral students can join others in the classroom for three hours once a week. The…

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