2013

Spain’s Rafael Nadal and South Korea’s Yuna Kim Voted Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

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The world’s No. 1- ranked men’s tennis player and the women’s world champion figure skater earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athletes of the Year award. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who won the French and U.S. Opens, and South Korea’s Yuna Kim, who also won the award three years ago for winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver…

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Academy’s 2013 Meritorious Service Awards

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The United States Sports Academy awarded Meritorious Service Awards to several employees at its recent Dec. 13 Christmas celebration. They were honored for their length of employment that ranged from five to 35 years. They staff members included: 35 Years – Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and COO 20 Years – Becky Cochran, Admissions Assistant, and Patty Wilson, Library Assistant 15 Years – Annita Alldredge,…

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Earns Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig has earned a 2013 Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy for guiding America’s pastime to record profits and attendance and through the contentious “steroids era.” Selig, who has served at the helm of baseball since 1992, received the honor Friday, Dec. 13 at his Milwaukee office from Academy Board of Trustee…

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Michigan State Knocks Ohio State Out of National Championship Race to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Michigan State rallied for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to upset Ohio State and knock its biggest rival out of the national championship picture. No. 10 Michigan State came into the Big Ten title game determined to shake things up and it did. The Spartans rallied from a seven-point third-quarter deficit by scoring the final 17 points to defeat…

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Auburn Stuns Alabama on Field Goal Return to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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DAPHNE, Ala. – It will go down as one of the most memorable plays in the 78-year history of the bitter Iron Bowl rivalry and also rank among the best ever in college football. Auburn’s Chris Davis returned a missed 57-yard field goal attempt by Alabama 109 yards for a touchdown with no time left in the game. His stunning…

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Oklahoma State Grounds High-Flying Baylor to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Oklahoma State senior Clint Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season, looked like the Heisman Trophy quarterback on the field against Baylor. Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards passing for three TDs and running for another as the No. 10 Cowboys dismantled the No. 4 Bears 49-17 in the Big 12 Conference game. The upset earned Oklahoma…

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Worldwide Online Voting Begins Dec. 1 for the Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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For the 29th 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 2013 through online voting on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu/ballot/athlete-of-the-year. The ballot of 12 males and 12 females goes live…

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Edward Eyth, Charles Billich Named 2013 Sport Artists of the Year

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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) 2013 Sport Artist of the Year are two world-renowned artists who have both created award-winning Olympic art. American sculptor Edward Eyth and Australian painter Charles Billich were honored at the Academy’s Awards of Sport annual event, “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete,” held Thursday, Nov. 14 at the university’s Daphne,…

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