Yearly Archives

2013

Please Send the Academy Your Sport Artist of the Year Nominations

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking nominations for its next Sport Artist of the Year. Each year, during the Academy’s Awards of Sport the university has “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete.” The awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to sport. This year’s Sport Artist of the Year will be honored Nov. 14-15. The Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) was begun in 1984 and honored…

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Sport Artist LeRoy Neiman's 1972 Munich Olympic Series Donated to the Academy's Museum

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A Minnesota art collector recently donated 10 serigraphs of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games by the late sport artist Leroy Neiman to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). Archie Leyasmeyer, a former University of Minnesota professor, made the donation after reading a Wall Street Journal story about other Neiman artworks on public display at ASAMA, which arguably holds the largest collection of sport art in the world. “We are very thankful to Mr….

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American Skiers Todd Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin Voted February Athletes of the Month

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American skiers Todd Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s February Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Ligety matched a feat last achieved by the legendary Jean-Claude Killly 45 years ago in 1968. The 28-year-old won three gold medals in the super-G, super combined and his specialty, the giant slalom. His performance at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria, demonstrated his all-round versatility and catapulted him to superstar…

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Academy’s New Online Olympism Course Celebrates the Father of the Olympics During his 150th Birthday

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Want to learn more about the man many historians refer to as one of the least known greatest sports figures in history? In honor of his 150th birthday, the United States Sports Academy is offering an online course celebrating the life and works of Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the Modern Olympics. The Frenchman lived from 1863 to 1937. This graduate-level course is being offered this year only for $150 as a continuing education…

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American College of Sports Medicine Leader Receives Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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For his more than 20 years of contributions to sports medicine and exercise science at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), James R. Whitehead received a 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. Whitehead has headed the Indianapolis-based ACSM—one of the most powerful sport organizations in the United States—as its executive vice president since 1990 and helped to advance many health-related issues during that time, such as preventing sport injuries, highlighting…

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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 Venus” done by Sergey Eylanbekov, the Academy’s 2004 Sport Artist of the Year. The sculptures…

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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.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Michael B. Young (Greenwood, Ind.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students…

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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 can experience their lifelong dreams ranging from simple to elaborate ones. His passion for helping…

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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 Colorado Mesa University; Dr. Fred Cromartie, the Academy’s Director of Doctoral Studies; and Dr. J….

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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 sports study will be conducted. Dr. Will Evans, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, is attending…

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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 tricks, the little known, 20-year-old upstart announced his arrival on the national stage in a…

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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 West Africa country’s national sports effort. Academy representatives will develop appropriate recommendations based on their…

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