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USSA Plans Sports Talk on College Football Playoff System on Wednesday

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Fans of NCAA Division I football along with intercollegiate athletic administrators, coaches and media, don’t miss the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Dr. Arthur Ogden, Chair of Sports Management at the Academy, moderates the broadcast, and this week’s edition of Sports Talk will discuss the composition and criteria that…

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Congratulations to the Academy Staff Members Who Participated in the 2014 Gulf Coast Interstate Relay

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On April 8th, 2014 staff members of the Academy were awarded with Certificates of Participation in the 2014 Gulf Coast Interstate Relay. Dr. Stephen Butler organized the Academy’s involvement with a major transition in the relay. We congratulate him and the following on an outstanding contribution to our transition and the relay itself: Ms. Annita Alldredge Ms. Robin Causey Mr….

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March 2014 Athletes of the Month Announced

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Photo credits: Getty Images After one week of online voting, the Academy announced their 2014 March male and female Athlete of the Month recipients. Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, captured first place in the men’s division, while Serena Williams, American tennis player, took first in the women’s. Djokovic, the number 2 tennis player in the world, won his fourth Sony…

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People, Places and Programs

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Norbert Müller, the Academy’s 2013 International Honorary Doctorate Award recipient, was appointed by Pope Francisco to the Pontifical Council of Laity to represent the Catholic Church in the area of sport for the next five years. Doug McDermott, a senior basketball player at Creighton University and the son of 2014 Alumnus of the Year, Greg McDermott was featured on the…

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The Gulf Coast Interstate Relay Race Was a Success

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Gulf Coast Interstate Relay 2013 — billed as the longest relay in the South — passed through the United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., on Friday, April 5. The Academy and its two-dozen volunteers served as a Major Transition area for the inaugural GCI Relay, which includes both cycling and running relay teams. Cyclists and runners raced a…

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Academy Unveils Newest Sculpture by Local Artist, Bruce Larsen

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The Academy’s newest sculpture was unveiled by (from left to right) Mr. Robert Campbell III, Esq., Mayor Dane Haygood, Mr. Bruce Larsen, Ms. Nancy Raia and Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich. Local art and sport enthusiasts gathered at the United States Sports Academy for the unveiling of their most recent sculpture by the 2009 Sport Artist of the Year and local…

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Cyclist Sculpture Unveiling Schedule

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The Academy has released a schedule for today’s events. We are very excited to see Bruce Larsen’s latest creation here on the Academy’s campus. Please see the schedule of the ceremony below or download it here. Dedication Plaque Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich President and CEO of the United States Sports Academy Tricyclist Mr. Bruce Larsen The Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist…

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2002 Sport Artist of the Year Accelerates in Racing World

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Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the Academy’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year, is the official artist of Lamborghini Automobile, Formula 1 and Ferrari Genesis. Bernard Ecclestone, the President and CEO of Formula 1 Management and Administration, has chosen Papatheodorou-Valyraki’s home country of Greece as an upcoming Formula 1 World Championship host. Papatheodorou-Valyraki’s brother, Dr. Thanos Papatheodorou, the current architect and Project Manager…

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2000 Academy Alumnus of the Year, Marc Riker, Named CEO

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The 2000 Alumnus of the Year, Marc Riker, was recently named the Chief Executive Officer of the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), the world’s largest national competition for athletes over the age of 50. Riker is also the former Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Festival where he served for 11 years assisting in planning their annual multi-sport competition before…

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2008 Alumna of the Year Honored by University of Texas Crew Team

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The 2008 Alumna of the Year, Lynn Wheeler, was honored by the University of Texas (UT) crew team on Saturday, 15 February 2014, when the team named their newest boat after her. After Title IX was made law in 1972, prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s gender, Wheeler worked hard to have it rapidly implemented at the University. Wheeler served…

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Dr. Skip Applin Returns from Successful Teaching Assignment in Thailand

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Dr. Skip Applin (right), Academy’s former longtime Dean of Academic Affairs, welcomed by Mr. Prachoom Boontiam, Director of Sports Personnel Development Division, during the opening ceremonies of the Academy’s International certification program in Thailand. Dr. Skip Applin, the Academy’s former longtime Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Stan Drawdy, a member of the Distance Learning Faculty, returned safely from their…

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