2013 February

Olympian and Artist Liston Bochette Tours Academy's Sport Art Museum

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Dr. Liston Bochette III (left), a secretary general of the World Olympians Association and the United States Sports Academy’s 1996 Sport Artist of the Year, and Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (right) toured the institution’s American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) on Saturday, Feb. 23. They are posed next to the bronze torsos of “Mars and…

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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 Martin R. Allen (Beebe, Ariz.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Jay L. Crane (Meridian, Miss.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Daniel D. Novak (Houston, Pa.)…

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Wish of a Lifetime Founder Jeremy Bloom Receives Academy’s 2012 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award

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Believing that elderly have dreams, too, Olympic skier and former NFL player Jeremy Bloom grants wishes to about 400 seniors annually. Bloom launched Wish of a Lifetime four years ago and originally named it in honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler, who he says inspired him growing up. Now, with the non-profit foundation’s help, people over the age of 65…

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Academy Alumni Help College Students Experience the NFL at Super Bowl

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For the sixth consecutive year at the Super Bowl, United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Dexter Davis volunteered to help run the NFL Experience, a fan favorite with all of its interactive, hands-on activities. This year, Davis, a York University visiting professor, was also joined by three other Academy alumni: Dr. Richard C. Bell, Program Director of Sport Management at…

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People Places and Programs

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Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich will begin a world tour on Feb. 14 and will return to the Academy March 15.  His travels will include visits to Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Gabon. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Rosandich will work to mount the Academy’s major physical education and sports coaching program. In Gabon, the Academy’s…

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Max Aaron and Victoria Azarenka Voted January’s Athletes of the Month

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American men’s figure skater Max Aaron and Belarus women’s tennis player Victoria Azarenka were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s January Athletes of the Month. Aaron won his first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships by defeating three-time champion Jeremy Abbott. With two quadruple salchow jumps in the opening of his free skate and an arsenal of other…

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Academy Faculty to Conduct Sports Study in Gabon

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The United States Sports Academy is sending a team, led by Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, to conduct a comprehensive study of Gabon’s sports programs and facilities in its cities and rural areas. Under its agreement with Gabon, the Academy will assess the current state of facilities, equipment, programs and staff qualifications, as well as other associated aspects of the…

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Olympic Reports and Sport Sculptures Donated to Academy’s Museum

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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) received a donation that includes 59 valuable copies of official Olympic Reports and other publications dating back to 1896, a complete collection of art from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and several sport sculptures from Lorrie and Richard Greene. “We are very happy to have our art and Olympic Reports displayed…

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Academy to Host USA Cycling Sanctioned Gulf Coast Interstate Relay 2013

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The United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., will serve as a transition area for the inaugural Gulf Coast Interstate (GCI) Relay 2013, which includes both a cycling relay and an overnight running relay.  Cycling and running teams will complete a 263-mile course from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach, Fla., covering four states—Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida—in three days….

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Academy Celebrates Father of the Olympics on his 150th Birthday with New Olympic Course

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In celebration of the 150th birthday of Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, the United States Sports Academy has begun working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to develop an online course that can be delivered worldwide. This major effort calls for the development of an online course that celebrates both the life and work of…

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Blinded Afghanistan War Veteran Receives the Academy’s Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award

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One year ago, U.S. Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder stepped on an improvised explosive device laid by the Taliban near Kandahar and the blast blinded him. At the time, Snyder was trying to help victims of another bombing. Today, the Afghanistan war veteran is a top American Paralympic swimmer, winning gold medals in the 100- and 400-meter freestyle and silver in…

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