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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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NACDA Names The Corbett Award and the Hall of Fame Class Recipients

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The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced Bill Byrne, the former director of athletics at Texas A&M, as their 2014 James J. Corbett Memorial Award recipient. Byrne served as a director of athletics for 29 years and now serves as the special advisor to the President at Texas A&M. Given annually since 1967, the James J. Corbett…

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Bruce Larsen’s Art of Life

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Bruce Larsen’s steel seahorse rises above a bluff in Fairhope overlooking the bay. A thin wasp nest hangs from a gear in the curve of the chest and pine needles stick out of the roller chain tail. As the metal pieces rust in the salt air, the seahorse that Larsen made with John Rezner was inspired by nature and becomes…

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Black History Beyond Sport: Julius Caesar Hope

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by Brandon Spradley The Academy highlights Reverend Julius Caesar Hope, a graduate of Mobile County Training School (Plateau, Alabama) in 1950. Hope graduated from Alabama State University, where he was a quarterback on the football team and a catcher on the baseball team. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and was a member of the…

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Joan Cronan Joins Academy’s Board of Trustees

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The United States Sports Academy is pleased to welcome to the Board of Trustees Joan Cronan, the senior advisor to the chancellor and the women’s director of athletics emerita for the University of Tennessee. Under Cronan’s supervision for nearly 30 years, she is credited with leading the program to its most successful stretch under the management of one director. Cronan…

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Doctoral Teaching Assistantships Available

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Looking for an exciting opportunity to pursue an Ed.D. in Sports Management? Explore our Teaching Assistantships in a full- time residential program including a generous stipend, travel opportunities, and health insurance. For details and to apply, visit www.ussa.edu/about/employment. Deadline for application is 1 April 2014.

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Sculpture by Chair of Academy’s Art Committee Unveiled

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“Original,” the first oyster sculpture in a series that will compose the Oyster Trail along the Eastern Shore, was unveiled at the Original Oyster House in Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. “Original” was painted by Nancy Raia, the Chair of the Academy’s Art Committee and the Community Outreach Director for the Eastern Shore Art Center. Joe Roszkowski and…

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Jones County Junior College Delegation Visits Academy

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A delegation of coaches from Jones County Junior College (JCJC) in Ellisville, Miss., visited the Academy on Friday, 14 February 2014.  This delegation, which was led by Dr. Jim Walley, JCJC’s Vice President of External Affairs (far right), visited to discuss the Academy’s academic degree programs and ways the two organizations may be able to collaborate in the future.

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