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August 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 Terri L. Adams (Allentown, Penn.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Julia A. Carrasco (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – B.S.S Sports Coaching Michael Wayne Golden (Buna, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students Chadwick S. Ashley (Richlands, N.C.) – M.S.S. Sports…

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Academy Signs Protocol to Create Shanghai Olympic Training Program

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United States Sports Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently signed a new protocol with the Shanghai Sports Administration (SSA) that calls for the Academy to create an elite coaching program.  The Chinese Sport Authority plans to select 100 of its most elite athletes and Olympians, who have recently retired and are between the ages of 25-30 and put them into a special training program with one of their sport universities for a…

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Academy Partners with StraighterLine Giving Students A Fast and Low-Cost Path to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports

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For more than 40 years, the United States Sports Academy has served as a leader in higher education in sports degree programs. The sports university has aided hundreds of college students in completing their bachelor’s degrees. Now the Academy offers a pathway for college students coming out of high school or starting college for the first time to complete required general education courses, so they can go on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the…

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Training Prepares Academy’s Faculty for 2013-14 Academic Year

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The United States Sports Academy gathered 27 of its residential and non-residential faculty members for training on Canvas, the university’s new learning management system, and other improvements to its sports education programs for the 2013-14 academic year. The Academy, the only freestanding university of sport education since its inception in 1972 and the largest graduate school of sport education in the world, plans to launch Canvas Sept. 3. Faculty were also introduced in-depth to ProctorU,…

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United States Sports Academy Summary of International Projects

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The following is a list of coaching and teaching projects undertaken by the United States Sports Academy in about 20 countries around the world. This list does not include the one-time seminars and special studies undertaken in a consulting role (i.e. facility consulting, feasibility studies, etc.) that were conducted in more than 45 other countries since it opened in 1972. Today, the regionally accredited university is the largest graduate school of sport education in the…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich has been selected to receive the Mobile Arts Council’s Art Patron of the Year Award. He will be honored with the award during a ceremony at the Mobile Saenger Theatre Aug. 29. Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently met with Dr. Tim Fok, President of the Hong Kong National Olympic Committee, President of the Hong Kong, China, Football Association, and Vice-President of the Olympic…

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Academy Director of Student Information Systems Greg Rosandich Remembered as a Family Man

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Gregory “Greg” Scott Rosandich, the United States Sports Academy’s director of student information systems, was remembered for his dedication to his family, especially as a devoted husband and father. The 55-year-old from Semmes, Ala., who was the youngest of Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich’s four sons, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was married to Reba Griffin of Mobile, Ala., in 1994 and they have one…

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Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey Receives Academy’s 2013 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award for Work in India with Sexually Abused Women and Children

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R.A. Dickey, 2012 Cy Young Award winner and Toronto Blue Jays knuckleball pitcher, earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award for his inspiring work with Bombay Teen Challenge (BTC) in India to help sexually abused women and children. Dickey began serving the BTC—a Christian organization that has rescued women and children from sex trafficking for nearly 23 years—because he was sexually abused growing up. He shared about his wounded past in his stirring…

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Academy Capturing Oral History of Notable Black Athletes from Era of Segregation

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The year 1963 was a defining one in the civil rights movement. It was highlighted by Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C., where about 200,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in the March on Washington. It came after major unrest over segregation erupted in Birmingham, Ala., and spread across the South. Now, 50 years later the United States Sports Academy in conjunction with alumni of the…

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Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray and American Swimmer Katie Ledecky Voted Academy’s Athletes of the Month for July

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The No. 2-ranked tennis player in the world Andy Murray and 16-year-old American swimmer Katie Ledecky both gave electrifying performances in the spotlight of major worldwide sporting events.  Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years by beating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the finals. The 26-year-old Scotsman’s victory was the first since Fred Perry won Wimbledon in 1936. It was Murray’s second grand slam title, which helped…

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Academy Assists in Verifying Guinness World Record Attempt for the ‘Fastest 10K Run on Sand’

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A new Guinness World Record attempt—the fastest 10-kilometer run on sand—was witnessed and verified by Matthew Cope, the United States Sports Academy’s director of operations. Cope was asked to help assist in certifying the inaugural event for Guinness because his role at the Academy requires him to help put on large scale sports and other events at the university. “It was a great event and well run,” Cope said. “The runners thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even…

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Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey Earns Academy’s 2013 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award for Work in India with Sexually Abused Women and Children

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R.A. Dickey, 2012 Cy Young Award winner and Toronto Blue Jays knuckleball pitcher, earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award for his inspiring work with Bombay Teen Challenge (BTC) in India to help sexually abused women and children. Dickey began serving the BTC—a Christian organization that has rescued women and children from sex trafficking for nearly 23 years—because he was sexually abused growing up. He shared about his wounded past in…

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