2014 March

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Public Invited to Bruce Larsen Sculpture Unveiling at the Academy

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The Paralympian is one of three pieces that composes the new cycling sculpture by artist Bruce Larsen. The cycling sculpture will be unveiled during a ceremony open free to the public at 1730 (5:30 p.m.) on Thursday, 3 April 2014, on the Academy’s campus. Public Invited to Bruce Larsen Sculpture Unveiling at the Academy The Academy is inviting the public…

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The United States Sports Academy is Offering Free Courses to the Public

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The Academy is offering two free online courses available to the public year-round, including an Introduction to Coaching and a course on Sport Art Appreciation. Students wanting to pursue a degree from the Academy, but who are unfamiliar with online education, can use these free courses to familiarize themselves with the details and the process. The Introduction to Coaching course…

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Blair Buswell, 1990 Sport Artist of the Year, Continues to Impress

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Blair Buswell contributed to a marvelous city-block long sculpture wagon train monument in Omaha, Nebraska. The 1990 Sport Artist of the Year, Blair Buswell, continues to amaze his fans with awe-inspiring sculptures across the country. Buswell, the second sculptor to be honored as the Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year, is known for his lengthy list of larger-than-life monuments of…

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Announcing the Academy’s new relationship with the ECSS

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It is with great pleasure that we are announcing a new relationship with the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Based in Cologne, Germany, ECSS is an international non-profit organization founded in 1995. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. The Academy is certain that…

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Olympians Ahn and Seung-hi Voted February Athletes of the Month

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After one week of online voting, the Academy announced their 2014 February male and female Athlete of the Month recipients. Russian short-track speed skater, Viktor Ahn, captured first place in the men’s division, while Park Seung-hi, a short-track speed skater from South Korea, sped to first in the women’s. Ahn who is not unaccustomed to first place, recently captured three…

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Golis Named 1st Women’s Head Lacrosse Coach of Keystone College

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Sarah Golis, who is pursuing a Master’s in Sports Medicine/Sports Management with an emphasis in Recreational Management and Sport Psychology from the Academy, has recently accomplished an ambitious achievement.  On Wednesday, 1 January 2014, Golis was selected as Keystone College’s first-ever head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. Golis looks forward to competing at the varsity level in the spring…

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Alumna Ivana Rich Makes Great Strides in Volleyball Career

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The credo “invigorated, zealous and energized” written on the insignia of Ivana Rich’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority membership also reflects the coaching association she belongs to and embodies the volleyball teams for which she has played. Rich keeps good company as she passionately pursues her goals while maintaining balance in her life. After returning from recruiting players at the 2014…

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UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell named 2013 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award Winner

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Sylvia Hatchell accepts 2013 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award presented by Dr. Mark Janas during half-time of the last home basketball game on Sunday, 2 March 2014. The Academy is proud to announce Sylvia Hatchell, University of North Carolina’s (UNC) head women’s basketball coach, as their 2013 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award winner. Hatchell was presented the award on Sunday,…

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Distinguished Service Award Presented to Longtime Track and Field Coach

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Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Academy President and CEO, presented Mr. Vic Godfrey (right) with a Distinguished Service Award in Daphne, Ala., on Thursday, 6 March 2014.  A longtime track and field coach, Godfrey was the first National Faculty member to serve the Academy internationally when he went on assignment to the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1977.  Godfrey, currently the cross…

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People, Places and Programs

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Joe Castiglione, the Director of Athletics at the University of Oklahoma and the Academy’s 2012 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award recipient, will be recognized as Oklahoma City University’s (OCU) 2013-14 recipient of the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence. Castiglione will receive the award during the annual OCU Sports Spectacular dinner and auction on Wednesday, 2 April 2014, at…

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