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Chair of Academy’s Art Committee Helps Through Artwork

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“I am thinking of a favorite day in my life. What were you wearing on your favorite day?” With these simple questions, Nancy Raia, art teacher, chair of the Academy’s Art Committee and Director of Outreach at the Eastern Shore Art Center, draws out stories of childhood, personal accomplishments, and simple pleasures from her class of adults, who have suffered…

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AAHPERD Changes Its Name to SHAPE America

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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) announced it will change its name to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America. “We are now poised to move forward in creating a new chapter in our 128-year-old history with our new name, vision and mission,” said President Gale Wiedow, interim dean of…

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Florida State Beats Auburn in Final BCS Game to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Florida State overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Auburn 34-31 in the final Bowl Championship Series National Championship game. The game that ended the Southeastern Conference’s seven-game winning streak in title game and gave FSU its third championship was named the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week for Week 16. Trailing 31-27 to the Tigers, the Seminoles’ Heisman…

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal and South Korea’s Yuna Kim Voted Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athletes of the Year

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The world’s No. 1- ranked men’s tennis player and the women’s world champion figure skater earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athletes of the Year award. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who won the French and U.S. Opens, and South Korea’s Yuna Kim, who also won the award three years ago for winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver…

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Academy’s 2013 Meritorious Service Awards

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The United States Sports Academy awarded Meritorious Service Awards to several employees at its recent Dec. 13 Christmas celebration. They were honored for their length of employment that ranged from five to 35 years. They staff members included: 35 Years – Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and COO 20 Years – Becky Cochran, Admissions Assistant, and Patty Wilson, Library Assistant 15 Years – Annita Alldredge,…

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Earns Honorary Doctorate from the Academy

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Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig has earned a 2013 Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy for guiding America’s pastime to record profits and attendance and through the contentious “steroids era.” Selig, who has served at the helm of baseball since 1992, received the honor Friday, Dec. 13 at his Milwaukee office from Academy Board of Trustee…

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Michigan State Knocks Ohio State Out of National Championship Race to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Michigan State rallied for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to upset Ohio State and knock its biggest rival out of the national championship picture. No. 10 Michigan State came into the Big Ten title game determined to shake things up and it did. The Spartans rallied from a seven-point third-quarter deficit by scoring the final 17 points to defeat…

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Oklahoma State Grounds High-Flying Baylor to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Oklahoma State senior Clint Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season, looked like the Heisman Trophy quarterback on the field against Baylor. Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards passing for three TDs and running for another as the No. 10 Cowboys dismantled the No. 4 Bears 49-17 in the Big 12 Conference game. The upset earned Oklahoma…

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Worldwide Online Voting Begins Dec. 1 for the Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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For the 29th consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy will name an Athlete of the Year in conjunction with NBC Sports. Sports fans from across the world will decide who the most outstanding male and female athletes were in 2013 through online voting on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu/ballot/athlete-of-the-year. The ballot of 12 males and 12 females goes live…

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