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December 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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