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Lauryn Williams Earns Sports Academy’s 2014 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award

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Lauryn Williams, an American track and field and bobsled athlete, has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2014 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award for her outstanding accomplishment of becoming the first American female to medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. The Jim Thorpe All-Around Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in…

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U.S. Sports Academy Sports Talk to discuss ‘What the Ray Rice decision says about NFL and Women’

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Daphne, AL – Sports fans mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week the Sports Talk panel will discuss “What the Ray Rice decision says about NFL and Women.” The panel will discuss if actions speak louder than words and asks what the NFL ‘penalty’ handed…

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United States Sports Academy signs articulation agreement with Columbia Southern

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The United States Sports Academy and Columbia Southern University signed an articulation agreement for the delivery of educational courses on Thursday afternoon at the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala. Columbia Southern is located in Orange Beach, Ala. Pictured are (L-R) Columbia Southern’s Dr. Jeffrey Barksdale, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Columbia Southern’s Dr. Joe Manjone, Interim Provost and Chief Academic…

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U.S. Sports Academy donates art to Daphne Public Library

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Pictured are United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (L) and Tonya Young (R), Director of the Daphne Public Library. The United States Sports Academy, which is home of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), recently donated a Wyland lithograph entitled, “Chinese Brush Strokes” to the Daphne Public Library. “We feel honored that the…

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U.S. Sports Academy Sports Talk asks does ‘Cheating Pay’ as stated by Big 12 commissioner

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Daphne, AL – Sports fans mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week the Sports Talk panel asks does “Cheating Pay” as stated by Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby earlier this week at the Big 12 Football Media Days. The panel will discuss whether there is…

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U.S. Naval Commander Peterson earns doctorate degree from U.S. Sports Academy

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For many alumni of the United States Sports Academy, the flexibility of the academic programs is an important reason for choosing the Academy … the same was true for recent graduate and U. S. Navy Commander David Peterson. Commander Peterson recently received his doctorate in Sport Management with an emphasis in Health and Fitness, earning his degree in just over…

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Congratulations to our recent 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 Student Peter Csepregi (Sarasota, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students Josh Hindman (Cleveland, Tenn.)– M.S.S. Sports Coaching, Recreation Management emphasis Brandon J. Kinzer (Milan,…

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Sports Academy alumni teach in international program in Malaysia, China and Thailand

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The United States Sports Academy has a number of alumni, who are teaching in its international programs. The Academy currently has programs in Malaysia, China and Thailand. Below is a listing of alumni who are teaching overseas. Dr. Jamie Butikofer (U.S. Sports Academy Degree; Ed.D. in sports management) International Assignment: Thailand Butikofer has worked as the Assistant Athletic Director at…

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U.S. Sports Academy donates art to Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

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Pictured are United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (L) and Heiko Einfeld (R), Interim Executive Director of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The United States Sports Academy, which is home of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), recently donated a Wyland lithograph (#150) entitled, “Chinese Brush Strokes” to the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Scenic Overlook office….

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United States Sports Academy teaches classes in Thailand

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The United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Dave Shrock recently returned from a teaching assignment in Bangkok, Thailand, teaching a course in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). Dr. Shrock, who received his doctorate in Sports Management from the Academy in 2009, taught a sports marketing course as part of the program. The course was the fifth course in…

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U.S. Sports Academy Sports Talk asks ‘Is there a Division IV in the NCAA’s Future’

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Sports fans mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.  This week the Sports Talk panel asks “Is there a Division IV in the NCAA’s Future?” The panel will discuss what will become of the NCAA if the “Big Five” conferences go their own way. To view the…

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Academy recognizes multi-gold medalist Petushkov with Disabled Athlete Award

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich proudly announces Roman Petushkov as the 2014 recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award. The recognition comes after Petushkov starred in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics for Russia. The 36-year-old won an incredible six gold medals, the most ever at a Winter Games. The record-setting…

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