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May 2013

Academy Board of Trustee Member Dr. Nicholas Niccolai Named Top 50 Scholar/Researcher

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United States Sports Academy Board of Trustee member Dr. Nicholas Niccolai was recently selected as a top 50 scholar/researcher at the University of South Alabama’s 50th anniversary celebration in Mobile, Ala. Niccolai was selected by USA’s Research Council to represent the many significant scientific contributions made by the university’s faculty and graduate students over the past 50 years. He was recognized for his research, scholarly and creative works. “I was very surprised when I received…

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Longtime American Sportscaster Dick Enberg Earns the Academy’s 2013 Ronald Reagan Media Award

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Ronald Reagan Media Award winner is Dick Enberg, one of America’s most versatile sportscasters who during his long career has called nearly every major sporting event from Wimbledons to Super Bowls. Enberg, who provides play-by-play for the San Diego Padres, began broadcasting in 1957 and today remains the only sportscaster to win Emmys in three categories—broadcasting, writing and producing. The Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award, named in honor of…

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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 Norman E. Black (Milton, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students Julie E. Barack (St. Clairsville, Ohio) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Sports Psychology Emphasis Michael Beau Bibb (Townville, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health Jason M. Brew…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich will be a featured speaker at the 2014 World Leisure Congress being held in Mobile, Ala., September 6-12. Dr. Nick Niccolai, an Academy Board of Trustees member, at the University of South Alabama’s 50th anniversary celebration was selected and honored as a top 50 Scholar/Researcher. Dr. Stephen Butler, the Academy’s Dean of Instructional Design and Technology/Chief Information Officer, was the Elite Director at the 28th presentation of…

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Professional Golfers Adam Scott and Inbee Park Voted Athletes of the Month

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Professional golfers Adam Scott, who became the first Australian to win The Masters, and South Korean Inbee Park, who became the No. 1 ranked women’s player after her Kraft Nabisco Championship title, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s April Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Scott won The Masters with the two biggest putts of his career, holing a 20-footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him…

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Larsen to Create Seventh Sculpture for Academy’s Sport Sculpture Park

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The United States Sports Academy is adding a seventh sculpture by Bruce Larsen, the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year, to its Sports Sculpture Park on its Daphne, Ala., campus. Plans call for Larsen to create a cyclist who is racing in a triathlon, which also includes swimming and running legs. Larsen says the new sculpture will move, appearing as if the cyclist is pedaling. Because it will be the first…

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Academy to Enhance Online Courses with New Canvas Learning Management System

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One of the founding concepts of the United States Sports Academy in 1972 was that it would be a “university without walls.” Today, those walls and other barriers to delivering a high quality, dynamic learning environment continue to disappear. The latest improvement: Academy students will be able to take online courses in Canvas beginning Sept. 1. This computer platform, commonly referred to as a Learning Management System (LMS), is replacing Moodle, the platform used by…

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Academy Hosts Shanghai Swimming Coaches During Week-Long Training

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A group of about two dozen swimming coaches from Shanghai, China are in the United States for sports training from May 5-13. Hosted by the United States Sports Academy, the Shanghai Swimming Coaches Sports Study Tour is receiving both classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Besides seminars led by Academy faculty, the Shanghai coaches, for example, spent one day with college swimming powerhouse Auburn University. Auburn’s swimming and diving teams, now coached by Brett Hawke, have…

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