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United States Sports Academy Hosts Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Leaders

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, center, recently hosted Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce President Casey Williams, right, and Communications Manager Denise Curtis on the campus in Daphne, Ala., to discuss community collaborations. Williams and Curtis toured the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) while on campus. The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and…

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Academy Instructors “Train the Trainers” to Improve Health and Skills of Youth in Malaysia

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A pair of United States Sports Academy instructors recently traveled to Malaysia to assist the southeast Asian country in training the people responsible for improving the health and life skills of youth of the nation. Dr. Phillip Capps and Bryan Johnson, both Academy alumni, taught in the Academy’s “Training of the Trainers” (TOT) program in Kuala Lumpur.  Launched in 2015, the program assists the Malaysian government in its National Service Training Program…

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Academy Faculty Member Predicts LA 2028 Will Spark “Olympic Spirit” in America

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Fred Cromartie predicts that the awarding of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games to Los Angeles and the recent resounding success of American athletes in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London will spark a renewed interest in Olympic sports in the United States. “I think we will see more Americans interested in participating in the Games as athletes and spectators,” Cromartie said….

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United States Sports Academy Signs Agreement with Stillman College to Benefit Students Seeking Sports Careers

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently entered into an articulation agreement with Stillman College that aims to help students from the historically black college pursue careers in the world of sport. Stillman College President Dr. Cynthia Warrick recently visited the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., to sign the agreement with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich. Stillman is a historically black liberal arts college located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Under the agreement,…

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Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy July Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for July. Dressel won seven gold medals at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships in Budapest in July, tying a meet medal record set by Michael Phelps in 2007.  He won individual gold in the 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter freestyle and collected four gold…

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Kevin Durant, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy June Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Golden State Warriors basketball star Kevin Durant and American swimmer Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for June. Durant was named the MVP of the NBA Finals series after scoring a team-high 39 points in the Warriors’ 129-120 series-clinching win against Cleveland on 12 June 2017. Durant scored at least 30 points in each of the series’ five games, averaging 35.2…

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Long-time Academy Faculty Member Reunites with Athletes and Students

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Long-time United States Sports Academy faculty member Dr. James E. Thoma recently reunited with athletes and students he coached and taught more than 30 years ago through the Academy’s international sport education programs in Malaysia and Brunei. Following his assignments in Southeast Asia, Thoma served as the Academy’s chair of sports coaching and chair of sports management during the late 1980s and has served on the National Faculty (NAFAC) for more than…

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Academy Trustee and Board of Visitors Member Endow Pre-Medical Institute and Art Biennale at University of Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— A prominent University of Alabama alumni couple with strong ties to the United States Sports Academy, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough and Susan N. McCollough, has gifted the UA College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in nearly two decades. The fund creates two unprecedented initiatives: The Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and the Susan N. McCollough Art Biennale. Susan N. McCollough is on the Academy’s Board of…

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United States Sports Academy Alumna Named Director of Basketball Operations at University of California Davis

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United States Sports Academy alumna Jody Steliga, a two-time conference Coach of the Year, has been named men’s basketball director of operations at the University of California Davis. The appointment was announced recently by Jim Les, UC Davis head men’s basketball coach. “We are very excited to add Jody to our basketball staff,” said Les. “She is passionate about basketball and has the skill, energy, and enthusiasm to positively impact our student-athletes.” “I’m excited to…

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Academy Alumna Named Women’s Soccer Coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Director of Athletics and United States Sports Academy Trustee Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the appointment of Academy alumna BreLynn Nasypany as head women’s soccer coach at RPI. Nasypany comes to the Engineers from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., where she was the head soccer coach since 2014.   RPI is in Troy, N.Y. “I feel very fortunate and blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead the Rensselaer women’s soccer program…

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Academy Alumnus Named Track and Field Assistant Coach at Pacific University

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Kelly Beck has joined Pacific University as assistant coach for men’s and women’s track and field and cross country. Beck most recently served as track and field head coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS). The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (men) and Athenas (women) are the joint intercollegiate sports programs of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College, all located in Claremont, Calif.   Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Ore., and is home to the Boxers. Beck gave…

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Baseball’s Andrew Beckwith and Runner Dominique Scott Voted Academy Athletes of the Month for June

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Baseball player Andrew Beckwith from the United States and runner Dominique Scott of South Africa have been voted the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for June. Beckwith, pitcher for the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers and the national leader in wins at 15-1, went 5 2/3 innings in the final game after pitching two complete games and picked up his third victory of the NCAA College World…

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