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Academy Mourns the Loss of Legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of legendary University of Tennessee (UT) women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history. Summitt died 28 June 2016 at age 64 after a five-year battle with dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The Academy awarded Summitt an honorary doctorate in 2008 (presented in 2009) for her exceptional career as a coach and leader, and honored her again in 2011…

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Memorial Service is Thursday for Former Trustee and Long-Time Academy Employee Sally Rosandich

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A memorial service is set for Thursday, 7 July 2016, for a former United States Sports Academy Trustee and long-time employee instrumental to the founding and success of the Academy. Sally Gentile Rosandich, a longtime resident of Loma Alta Towers in Daphne, Ala., died on June 28, 2016.  She was 81 years old.  She was the only child of Marion LaBlonde Gentile and Nicholas John Gentile of Hurley, Wisconsin.  Both preceded her in death. Rosandich,…

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Academy Alumna LaTanya Sheffield to be Assistant Track Coach at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

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When the 2016 Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an accomplished United States Sports Academy alumna will be serving as assistant coach for the women’s team for USA Track & Field (USATF). LaTanya Sheffield, who earned her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management magna cum laude from the Academy in 2011, brings stellar credentials to Rio.  She is a former Olympian, a former American record holder, and a successful…

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Congratulations to our Recent Graduates!

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Bachelor’s Graduates Willie A. Bradley (Lincoln, NE) – B.S.S. Sports Management Camilla Y. Milton (Robertsdale, AL) – B.S.S Sports Coaching / Cum Laude Master’s Graduates Matthew I Dupre (New Orleans, LA) – M.S.S. Sports Management / with Honors Michael Brian Schultz (Chicago, IL) – M.S.S. Sports Management Doctoral Graduate Dr. Gregory Brian Bonds (Alexandria, AL) – Ed.D. Sports Management Sports Leadership / with Honors    

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Academy Alumnus Named School Superintendent in Washington State

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named superintendent of schools for the Crescent School District in Washington State. David L. Bingham recently was named Crescent School District superintendent and principal of Crescent School in Joyce, Wash.  Located on the northern edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Crescent is a public school district that serves traditional and home schooled students under the Home Connection program, which provides families of students the opportunity to combine the…

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Academy Alumnus Named Senior Associate Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named senior associate athletic director at Jacksonville (Ala.) State University (JSU). Gregory B. Bonds was named to the post by JSU Athletic Director Gregory K. Seitz. “I’ve worked alongside Greg for a number of years and know he is the perfect fit for this position within our department,” Seitz said.“He shares my vision for JSU and its athletics department, and we look forward to continuing to make…

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Academy Alumnus Named Senior Associate Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named senior associate athletic director at Jacksonville (Ala.) State University (JSU). Gregory B. Bonds was named to the post by JSU Athletic Director Gregory K. Seitz. “I’ve worked alongside Greg for a number of years and know he is the perfect fit for this position within our department,” Seitz said.“He shares my vision for JSU and its athletics department, and we look forward to continuing to make…

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Major League Baseball Mid-season Report

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching; and Ben Billman, doctoral teaching assistant; will give their assessment as Major League Baseball reaches mid-season. By this week, most teams will have played around 80 games in their 162-game schedules. The Academy…

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Academy Mourns the Loss of “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Gordie Howe, one of the greatest hockey players of all time and the recipient of the Academy’s highest international award. Howe was honored with the Academy’s 2015 Eagle Award for his contributions to sport as a hockey player. He died 10 June 2016 at the age of 88. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize…

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Academy President Arranges U.S.-China College Women’s Soccer Matches, Speaks at Sports Summit in China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently made a successful goodwill visit to China that included the Academy facilitating international soccer matches there and participating in a summit on enhancing sport relations between the U.S. and China.   “It is truly gratifying to be invited to participate in a strategic dialogue on school sport between the two major sport powers of the world, the United States and China,” Rosandich said….

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Gregory Burns Named United States Sports Academy 2016 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A man who overcame significant challenges to achieve international success both as an athlete and an artist has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2016 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter. Gregory Burns, 58, is an acclaimed athlete and painter who proves daily that art and sport can co-exist on the highest levels. He is a world champion Paralympic swimmer who has won five gold and silver medals and broken four…

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