2014 January

Jubilee-Baptist--2

Church group visits the Academy

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The Senior group from Jubilee Baptist Church in Daphne visited the Academy Thursday to take in the sights associated with the American Sport Art Museum and Archives on campus. The group spent about an hour on campus being guided on tour by Dr. Fred Cromartie, the Academy’s Director of Doctoral Studies.

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Dr. Stephen Butler, the Academy's Dean of Academic Affairs meets with Academy alumnus and owner of the Gulf Coast Interstate Relay.

Academy to be transition point for GCI Relay

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Academy alumnus Anthony D’Onofrio met with Academy faculty and staff, including Dr. Stephen Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs and Matthew Cope, Director of Operations, on Jan. 20 to discuss the Academy’s role as one of six transition points during the 263-mile Gulf Coast Interstate Relay race from New Orleans, La. to Pensacola, Fla. The Academy will also help mark a…

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Dr. Bill Steffen teaches coaching around the country

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From the sunny coast Florida to the northeastern U.S., the Academy’s Dr. Bill Steffen has been sharing his wealth of knowledge with coaches throughout the month of January. Steffen, the chairman of the Academy’s Sports Coaching department and former collegiate soccer coach, recently returned from a speaking engagement at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Philadelphia on…

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Photography by Perri Farlow

Chair of Academy’s Art Committee Helps Through Artwork

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“I am thinking of a favorite day in my life. What were you wearing on your favorite day?” With these simple questions, Nancy Raia, art teacher, chair of the Academy’s Art Committee and Director of Outreach at the Eastern Shore Art Center, draws out stories of childhood, personal accomplishments, and simple pleasures from her class of adults, who have suffered…

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AAHPERD Changes Its Name to SHAPE America

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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) announced it will change its name to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America. “We are now poised to move forward in creating a new chapter in our 128-year-old history with our new name, vision and mission,” said President Gale Wiedow, interim dean of…

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Florida State Beats Auburn in Final BCS Game to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Florida State overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Auburn 34-31 in the final Bowl Championship Series National Championship game. The game that ended the Southeastern Conference’s seven-game winning streak in title game and gave FSU its third championship was named the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week for Week 16. Trailing 31-27 to the Tigers, the Seminoles’ Heisman…

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