2013

First Malaysian Teachers Graduate from United States Sports Academy Program

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The first 650 Malaysian teachers to complete the United States Sports Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program will receive their diplomas in a convocation ceremony. The program was held Saturday, Oct. 19 at Balai Bubaya Tun Syed Nasir Ismail in Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The convocation ceremony also kicked off the second…

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Auburn’s Defense Seals Upset of Texas A&M to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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The Auburn defense gave up 502 yards to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel but he was finally stopped in his tracks, thanks to Tigers’ defensive end Dee Ford. Ford ensured his team’s, 45-41, upset victory over No. 7 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2) by dropping the Aggie’s elusive Heisman Trophy quarterback twice in three plays at the end of the game. His…

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United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun Receives Academy’s 2013 Eagle Award

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United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive officer Scott Blackmun earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Eagle Award for helping forge one of the most significant agreements in the Olympic Movement. Blackmun negotiated a landmark revenue-sharing agreement in 2012 with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over American television fees and worldwide sponsorship revenues that secures funding for both organizations,…

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Utah’s Big Upset of Stanford Earns the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Utah quarterback Travis Wilson orchestrated the biggest upset at home in school history and the most significant victory the Utes have had since moving to the Pac-12 three years ago. The Utes shocked unbeaten and No. 5-ranked Stanford by making a goal-line stand in the final minute of the game and by Wilson throwing two TD passes in the 27-21…

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Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Earns Sportsman of the Year Award from Gabarrón International Awards

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DAPHNE, Ala.— United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich became the first American to earn the Sportsman of the Year award from The Gabarrón International Awards, which are being presented Nov. 8 in New York City. Dr. Rosandich, who was born and raised in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., was chosen for the honor for his “nearly 60…

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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 graduates for September 2013. Bachelor’s Students Charles D. Freitag (Eagle Lake, Minn.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Jivaro J. Johnson (Silver Spring, Md.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students…

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Chinese Speakers Can Now Take Academy's Online Course on Shaolin Philosophy

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Now Chinese speakers around the world can take the United States Sports Academy’s online course on Shaolin Kung Fu philosophy and history. The Academy recently began offering the continuing education course, “Philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu” (CEB 205), in Chinese in its Canvas learning management system. The newly translated course was presented to Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin by Dr….

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Shaolin Abbot Receives Academy Book with Chinese Version of Shaolin Course

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United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees member Dr. Gary Cunningham met with Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin to present on behalf of the Academy a leather-bound version of the sport university’s course, “Philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu (CEB 205),” in both Chinese and English. The presentation was made at the Shaolin Temple Cultural Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 13….

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Stanford Edges Washington to Remain Unbeaten and to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Despite being outgained by 205 yards on offense, Stanford never trailed Washington during the Pacific-12 Conference matchup of unbeaten teams. The fifth-ranked Stanford held on to edge No. 15 Washington, 31-28, for its 13th victory in a row and earned selection as the Week 6 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year contest. Ty…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich earned the Sportsman of the Year award from The Gabarrón International Awards 2013, which are being presented Nov. 8 in New York City. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice president and COO, is traveling this month to Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa to support the university’s international sports education programs. Dr. William…

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Academy Bachelor’s Students Can Now Take General Education Courses from StraighterLine

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The United States Sports Academy now offers bachelor’s students a less expensive and quicker way to complete their required general education courses. Students coming out of high school or starting college for the first time, who want to earn their bachleor’s degree in sports from the Academy, can take the 12 necessary general education classes online at StraighterLine. As a…

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B’Beth Weldon Named Official Artist for the 25th Anniversary Polo at the Point Event

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B’Beth Weldon started riding horses at 4-years-old and even owned and operated a ranch, Prosperity Ridge, where she made a living breeding and raising horses. She recalls sitting on a blanket with her mother, Margaret Weldon, also a celebrated artist, and watching polo matches growing up. She later played in a few ladies matches, as well. It’s no wonder the…

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