Yearly Archives

2014

Athletes of the Year

Tennis Phenom’s Djokovic and Sharapova Voted Academy’s 2014 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The world’s most celebrated tennis players dominated this year’s United States Sports Academy Athletes of the Year Award. The Academy is proud to announce Novak Djokovic, professional tennis player from Serbia as the Male Athlete of the Year and Maria Sharapova, professional tennis player from Russia as the Female Athlete of the Year. Male Athlete of the Year, Djokovic won his fourth Sony Open Title by defeating the number-one player, Rafael Nadal,…

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SOON TO BE ALUMNA CREDITS ACADEMY FOR JOB GROWTH AND SUCCESS

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This January, Sara Shaw, a graduate student at the United States Sports Academy is set to earn her master’s degree in sports management with an emphasis in personal training. Recently named the head softball coach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI), Shaw spoke with us about her desire to earn a master’s degree and lifelong aspiration to coach at the collegiate level.

She credits the Academy for giving her the flexibility to complete her degree while still working in the field.

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Academy Alumnus Wins Parliamentary Election in Bahrain

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Academy Alumnus Abdulrahman Ali Buali, who completed a Diploma Certification in Sport Management in 2005, was elected to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Muharraq Governorate: Eighth Constituency on November 29, 2014.

Ali Buali was a long-time employee of Sport Facilities Department for the General Organization for Youth Sports (GOYS). GOYS is equivalent to a Ministry of Sports department. This entity serves as the central sport organization for the Kingdom of Bahrain. In this position he ensured the maintenance of facilities, day-to-day operations and the preparation for sporting events and competitions. Looking for professional advancement, he enrolled in the Academy’s Sports Management Diploma Certification program and successfully completed the coursework and mentorship in 2005.

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Congratulations Graduates

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students begin 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 graduates. Bachelor’s Students Phillippe Babineau (Laval, Quebec)-BSS Sports Studies Vincente F. Gonzales (East Windsor, NJ)-BSS Sports Coaching Matthew J. Summer (Pahoa, HI)-BSS Sports Management Matthew Anthony Wood (Charlottesville, VA)-BSS Sports Coaching Brooke R. Alf (San Antonio, TX)-BSS Sports Management Master’s Students Fritzie…

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HCA Healthcare Tour

ASAMA Hosts Holiday Mystery Tour from HCA Healthcare

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December 12, 2014, the American Sport Art Museum & Archives was honored to host the “Holiday Mystery Tour” from HCA Healthcare. A group of approximately 100 senior citizens were given a tour of the over 1,000 sport art related photographs, paintings, assemblages and prints found throughout the grounds of the United States Sports Academy. Pictured above, are members of the group taking a break from exploring the art exhibited throughout the gallery.

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Sports Talk

U.S. Sports Academy Sports Talk to discuss “THE ACADEMY’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR 2014”

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Daphne, AL – Sports fans mark your calendars! Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. don’t miss the next “live” edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week the Sports Talk panel will discuss, “The Academy’s Athlete of the Year for 2014.” Winners of the Academy’s Athlete of the Month are competing for votes for the accolade of Athlete of the Year. Listen to the panel experts from the United States Sports Academy…

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Toys For Tots 2014

United States Sports Academy Sponsors Best Toys for Tots Donation in Nineteen Year History!

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DAPHNE, Ala.— Thank you for the overwhelming generosity during this year’s 19th Annual Toys For Tots collection drive at the United States Sports Academy! Over 5,000 toys were collected and will be distributed throughout Baldwin County. Long considered one of South Alabama’s largest collection centers, the United States Sports Academy, in coordination with the Jesse Andrews Jr. Detachment, Marine Corps League, served as a collection center for 2014 Toys for Tots program. Local residents, organizations,…

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SPORTS ACADEMY’S GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD

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WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON AND LOOKS FORWARD TO THE COLLEGE PLAYOFF The 2014-2015 college football regular season is now in the books and the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year Committee is looking to the beginning of the Bowl Season and the inaugural year of the College Football Playoff for NCAA Division I (FBS) teams. There are some 40 Bowls this season beginning on 20 December with the National Championship Game being played…

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United States Sports Academy Chosen as One of The 25 Best Schools for Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Sports Management 2015

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy (USSA) was ranked fourteenth by Top Management Degrees on their list of the 25 Best Schools for Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Sport Management. Top Management Degrees is an online guide that ranks and reviews the best management and business degree programs. Schools were ranked based on faculty credentials, student services and engagement, course delivery technology, student satisfaction, and tuition costs. The data was derived from the most…

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Toys For Tots

Academy Serving as Collection Center for Toys for Tots for 19th Year

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DAPHNE, Ala.— Thank you for the overwhelming generosity during this year’s 19th Annual Toys For Tots collection drive at the United States Sports Academy! To date, over 5,000 toys have been collected which will be distributed throughout Baldwin County. Long considered one of South Alabama’s largest collection centers, the United States Sports Academy, in coordination with the Jesse Andrews Jr. Detachment, Marine Corps League, is serving as a collection center for 2014 Toys for Tots…

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Featured Sport Artist: Charles Billich

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Mr. Charles Billich of Australia has been selected as December’s featured Sport Artist of the month. With a splintered and tumultuous past, Billich sought to channel his emotions on to canvas resulting in complex fascinating and sometimes provocative subject matter. His clear sense of modern style is easily recognizable to all who view his work. During the many twists in his life’s journey, Billich developed his craft and clarified his unique aesthetic view. For his…

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