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January 2013

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 Thomas G. Aspero (Euclid, Ohio) – B.S.S. Sports Management Jeffrey J. Penton (Theodore, Ala.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Jon R. Williams (Selma, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students Richard L. Anderson (Monroeville, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management…

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich's Donation to Enhance The Sport Sculpture Park

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich donated $30,000 to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) to enhance The Sport Sculpture Park at the school’s Daphne, Ala., campus. Academy Board of Trustees Chairman Robert C. Campbell III, Esq. accepted the donation on behalf of ASAMA. It will be used to commission Bruce Larsen, the Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year, to create a seventh sculpture for the park….

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Academy Kicks Off Sports Certification Programs in Thailand

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The United States Sports Academy kicked off its International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) and International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) programs done in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). For more than three decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation to help them earn careers in the sport profession. It has a long-standing relationship with the SAT, which plays a vital role in the development…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich attended meetings at the 8th edition of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education Nov. 25-27 in Amsterdam. The Academy is working with the IOC to develop a new Olympic Values Education Program (OVEP) that could be delivered online across the world. Dr. Marion “Will” Evans, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, and Brandon Spradley, an Academy doctoral teaching assistant, attended the…

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Academy Appoints New Coordinator of Alumni Affairs

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The United States Sports Academy recently appointed Erin Boles as the Academy’s Coordinator of Alumni Affairs. By appointing Boles to this new position, the Academy hopes to strengthen communication within the Alumni Association, which features one of the largest networks in the sports profession. Boles has served as an Admissions Counselor at the Academy since July 2012. She earned a bachelor’s in history and southern studies and master’s in history from the University of Mississippi….

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Lionel Messi and Mikaela Shiffrin Voted December’s Athletes of the Month

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Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and American skier Mikaela Shiffrin were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s December Athletes of the Month. The 25-year-old Messi has established himself as one of the greatest soccer players in history by breaking the all-time calendar-year scoring record. Messi surpassed the 39-year-old record when he made his 86th goal of the season in 66 matches in FC Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Real Betis. The previous record of 85…

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Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Receives International Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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The United States Sports Academy honored His Excellency Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin with a 2012 International Honorary Doctorate Thursday, Jan. 17 at its campus in Daphne, Ala. “It is a great honor for me to be here today to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy and will be a moment I shall cherish,” said Muhyiddin, who is both Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education. “Sports always has been a passion…

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Texas A&M Upset of No. 1 Alabama in SEC Matchup Chosen as the 2012 College Football Game of the Year

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year is Texas A&M’s upset of No. 1 Alabama in the teams’ first ever Southeastern Conference showdown. Thanks to its redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, the nearly 14-point underdog Texas A&M Aggies, which was then ranked No. 15, stunned No. 1 Alabama, 29-24 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Showing cool under fire against Alabama’s top-rated defense, Manziel staked the No. 15 Aggies to a 20-0 lead…

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Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister’s Revamping of Nation’s Sports Education Earns an International Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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His Excellency Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin’s visionary initiative to build vigorous sports programs for Malaysian children has led to the United States Sports Academy developing a diploma program for the Southeast Asian country that is arguably one of the largest remedial programs in physical education and sports coaching ever undertaken. Muhyiddin, who is both Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, directed the implementation of “One Student – One Sport” in Malaysia’s…

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