2013 April

Academy’s Carl Maddox Sports Management Award Presented Posthumously to University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore

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The United States Sports Academy presented to Dr. Gaylon McCollough, who was a close friend of the late University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore and a teammate on Paul “Bear” Bryant’s football team, the Carl Maddox Sports Management Award on behalf of Moore, Moore’s family and the university. The posthumous award from the Academy is to be placed…

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Under Armour's Kevin Plank Receives the Academy’s Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award

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Kevin Plank noticed the cotton T-shirts that he and his teammates on the University of Maryland football team wore under their pads would become drenched with sweat. This would make them heavy, uncomfortable and hinder their performance. Plank, who walked on at Maryland and later became a team captain, set out on a quest to develop a lightweight, sweat-wicking synthetic…

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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 Randall J. Ferguson (Astoria, N.Y.) B.S.S. Sports Management Mckenzie C. Forrest (Wadley, Ga.) B.S.S. Sports Coaching Jeffrey S. Schekorra (St. Petersburg, Fla.) B.S.S….

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Academy's Walk of Fame Now Includes Recent Graduates

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Dreamed of having your name appear alongside other sports superstars? Well, now it does. Every year, the United States Sports Academy places new bricks with the names of its most recent graduates on the university’s Walk of Fame. Students who graduated in 2012 can now find their names alongside the Academy’s Award of Sport recipients, Board of Trustees members and anyone…

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Former Academy Sports Management Chair Dr. David Stotlar Earns Lifetime Scholar Award

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Dr. David Stotlar, the one-time Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Academy and Chair of Sports Management, earned the Sports Management Association’s lifetime scholar award at its ninth annual conference April 9 at Troy University. Stotlar, who visited the Academy following the award presentation, is the University of Northern Colorado Director of the School of Kinesiology…

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Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Honored at the Academy with Mural, Award and Medallion

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Like the new movie, “42” about Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947, the United States Sports Academy over the years has also paid tribute to the Hall of Famer who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Warner Brothers’ movie, which was No. 1release in the nation in its opening weekend earning $27.4 million, has introduced the late Robinson…

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Longest Relay in the South Makes Pit Stop at the Academy

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During the inaugural Gulf Coast Interstate (GCI) Relay 2013 — billed as the longest relay in the South —the United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., served as one of five major transition areas for the 178 participants on Friday, April 5. After the first two-thirds of the 263-mile course from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach, Fla., took its…

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People, Places & Programs

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During his latest travels to Africa, the Middle East and Asia, United States Sports Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich met with Qi Lu, the vice secretary general of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (NYOGOC). Qi Lu presented Dr. Rosandich with a set of pins from the Youth Olympic Games. Allen Jackson and Barbara Wise, Academy…

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Ebooks Offer Benefits Over Textbooks to Academy Students

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The opportunity to use ebooks in United States Sports Academy courses continues to grow, doubling in the past year alone. Many students say they are fortunate to take an Academy course that is now using an ebook. That’s because ebooks offer many advantages to learning, such as enhanced content like pictures, graphics, video and Internet links to other informational resources….

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Beach Handball Clinic Opens Door to Coaching or Refereeing Career

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USA Team Handball’s Beach Handball Committee has announced the conducting of a clinic in conjunction with the USATH Club National Championships in Reno, Nev. Dede Piankova, USATH Beach Handball Committee Chairwoman, is currently seeking coaches, referees and players who are interested in participating in the International Beach Handball (IBH) Master course scheduled from May 19-22. The intense course leads to…

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American Basketball Player LeBron James and South Korean Figure Skater Kim Yu-na Voted Athletes of the Month

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James, who led his team on a 27-game win streak, and South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na, who won the world championships, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s March Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. James, an American basketball player, finished with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 4…

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