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July 2013

CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman Receives Academy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award at Opening of CrossFit Games

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Greg Glassman, founder and CEO of the fitness company CrossFit, Inc., has earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award. Glassman was selected to receive this award for his hard work and determination as an athletic trainer who created an open-source program that has spawned over 7,000 affiliated gyms across the world. Glassman opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 2001 after outgrowing the 750-square-foot space where he…

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Academy Trustee Jack Kelly Remembered As Brilliant Sports Leader

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Jack Kelly, a United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees member and longtime leader with the Olympics and other sport organizations, died recently after a long battle with bladder cancer. Kelly, who was 68, is best known for his organization of major sporting events, such as the World Equestrian Games, Goodwill Games and Olympic Festival. “I considered Jack Kelly one of the brightest people in sport,” said Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, United States Sports Academy…

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New York Times Article Features Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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The New York Times recently prominently featured the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) in an article, “Beauty on Field and on Exhibit,” about museums across the country that display sports art. The online and print versions lead off with information about ASAMA, describe its collection and showcase images of artwork done by four of the museum’s Sports Artists of the Year. They include the painting, “Shutout,” of the 2012 national college football championship…

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CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman Earns Academy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award

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Greg Glassman, founder and CEO of the fitness company CrossFit, Inc., has earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award. Glassman was selected to receive this award for his hard work and determination as an athletic trainer who created an open-source program that has spawned over 7,000 affiliated gyms across the world. Glassman opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 2001 after outgrowing the 750-square-foot space where he…

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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 James D Foster (Loxley, Ala.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Sgt. Jonathan Cooper Redfern (Mascoutah, Ill.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Thomas J. Riley (Dover, Del.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies George R. Rone (Gainesville, Fla.) – B.S.S Sports Management Master’s…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich attended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Culture and Olympic Education Commission meetings from June 29-July 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Arthur Ogden, chair of Sports Management at the Academy, signed a 2+2 articulation agreement with Alabama Southern Community College officials that offers students a way to seamlessly earn their bachelor’s in Sports Management from the Academy. Dr. Conrad Woolsey, chair of Sports Studies at the Academy, is slated…

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Chairwoman of the Academy's Art Committee Helps Direct Award-Winning Environmental Arts Program

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Nancy Raia, chairwoman of the United States Sports Academy’s art committee  and community outreach director at Eastern Shore Art Center in Alabama, helped lead the Squeaky Sneakers environmental arts program that recently received a Gulf Guardian award. Raia and Angela Underwood, Weeks Bay NERR biologist and education specialist, worked together to promote the conservation of estuaries and other coastal resources through immersion in experiential environmental education and innovative forms of artistic expression. “Angela and I taught alongside…

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African Cultural Ambassador Chief Tunde Adetunju Visits Academy

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The United States Sports Academy hosted African Cultural Ambassador Tunde Adetunji to discuss ways sports and culture in Africa may help the continent’s economic development efforts. Adetunji is the CEO of the Africa World Museum Center and Africa Heritage Foundation. Born into a royal family in Nigeria, Adetunji received a degree in history and journalism at Lagos State Polytechnic. Currently, he is a research fellow for cultural education physicology and business administration at the University…

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Charles Billich to Receive Second Honor as Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year

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World-renowned Australian painter Charles Billich has been selected as the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Sport Artist of the Year. Billich was also honored with the award in 2000. “Billich is recognized as one of the world’s best sport artist,” said Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich. “He continues to create art and is prolific as ever.” The Academy plans to honor Billich at the Academy’s 29th annual Awards of Sport event, “A…

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American Basketball Player LeBron James and South Korean Golfer Inbee Park Voted Athletes of the Month

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American basketball player LeBron James, who earned the NBA Finals MVP award for leading the Miami Heat to its second consecutive championship, and South Korean Inbee Park,who became the first golfer to win the first three majors of the season since 1950, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s June Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Meanwhile, Park won both the Wegman’s LPGA Championship and the Women’s U.S. Open in June to…

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Academy Unveils Online Bookstore with Exciting New Products and Improved Website

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The United States Sports Academy is proud to unveil its new online bookstore website with its exciting new line of products. With a completely redesigned website, shopping is made easy, safe and secure. You can now show your school pride by purchasing new Academy Bookstore products such as Tervis Tumblers, T-shirts, hats, drink huggers, umbrellas, coffee mugs, pennants and more. If you have taken a class from the university, you can join the Academy’s Alumni Association today and…

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Longtime American Sportscaster Dick Enberg Recieves 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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