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November 2012

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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Stanford Derails Oregon’s BCS Title Hopes to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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The Stanford defense solved the Oregon’s top-rated offense that had scored at least 42 points in its 13-game winning streak and had averaged more than 300 yards rushing a game. Stanford eliminated the big play from the Ducks high-powered offense, holding it to 14 points and 198 yards on the ground. The stifling Stanford defense propelled its team to a 17-14 victory in overtime and knocked No. 1 Oregon from the national title race. The…

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Texas A&M Topples No. 1 Alabama to Earn Academy's Game of the Week Honor

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Thanks to its redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, the nearly 14-point underdog Texas A&M Aggies and Southeastern Conference newbies toppled No. 1 Alabama, 29-24. Showing cool under fire against Alabama’s top-rated defense, Manziel staked the No. 15 Aggies to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and the Aggies escaped a last-ditch, fourth-and-goal effort by the Crimson Tide to pull out the victory. The win also earned Texas A&M selection as the Week 11 winner…

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Martin Linson and Primo Angeli Named Academy’s 2013 Sport Artists of the Year

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Olympic artists Martin Linson and Primo Angeli are the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Sport Artists of the Year. Linson is an emerging artist who won the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with his sculpture paying tribute to the Paralympic athlete. Angeli is a world-renowned artist who the late International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch personally selected to create the official poster to commemorate the 1996 Atlanta Centennial…

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People Places and Programs

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Academy Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich is leaving Nov. 19 for a trip to China, the Middle East and Malaysia to oversee and to conduct meetings on the Academy’s international programs. Dr. William Steffen, the Academy’s new chair of Sports Coaching, presented at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Director of Coaching courses Oct. 12-14 at the University of Delaware. He addressed Developing a Mental Skills Program, Creating a Club Culture and…

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Academy Hosts its 28th Annual Awards of Sport Celebration

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The United States Sports Academy recently hosted its 28th annual Academy’s Awards of Sport celebration, which annually pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport.   This prestigious Awards of Sport event, which marked the university’s 40th anniversary of excellence in sport education,  was held Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Academy’s Daphne, Ala., campus. The 2012 program, whose theme was “The Artist & The Athlete,” recognized many of the world’s top athletes, coaches and administrators…

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