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Basketball’s Stephen Curry and Hurdler Kendra Harrison Voted Academy Athletes of the Month for May

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Basketball player Stephen Curry and hurdler Kendra Harrison, both from the United States, have been voted the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, continued his remarkable season during May by being named the Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the second straight season, also recording the first unanimous MVP ballot in history. Also during May,…

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Academy Facilitates Women’s Soccer Matches Between Duke, Beijing Normal University

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  United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently facilitated two international friendly soccer matches between the women’s teams of Duke University and Beijing Normal University in China. The matches were held in conjunction with events being hosted by the Federation of University Sport of China (FUSC) to promote and expand sports in China. Rosandich is serving as keynote speaker at the event. While in China, he also participated in panel discussions with the…

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Sports Talk- Talking Baseball With Coach Jim Crawford

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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 and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching, will talk with guest Jim “Crawdaddy” Crawford, former assistant baseball coach under the late Eddie Stanky at the University of South Alabama. Crawford also coached the minor league Gastonia Rangers and served…

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Academy Alumnus Named Women’s Basketball Coach at Malone University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Rick Tice has been named head coach of the women’s basketball team at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. A long-time coach, educator and athletic administrator, Tice also serves as assistant athletic director at the NCAA Division II university, where his administrative duties include game management, scheduling, contracts and business operations. Tice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, computer science and secondary education from Malone in 1986. …

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Congratulations to our Recent Graduates!

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Bachelor’s Graduates Curtis M. Berry (Moose Pass, AK) – BSS Sports Coaching William Fredrick Kyles (Brewton, AL) – BSS Sports Coaching Andrew J. McNeely (Beavercreek, OH) – BSS Sports Management Benjamin Khoa Seitz (Lakeland, FL) – BSS Sports Management Master’s Graduates George W. Arroyo (Winter Haven, FL) – MSS Sports Studies Chase D. Duncan (Leesville, SC) – MSS Sports Management Tavares J. Harris (Daytona Beach, FL) – MSS Sports Management Jessica Lee Morris (Defiance, OH)…

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Voting Open for Academy Athlete of the Month for May

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  DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for May and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from six countries comprise the list. One male and one female are voted monthly winners by the public and they then become candidates for the Academy’s prestigious Athlete of the Year award. Everyone is encouraged to…

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Academy Alumna Named Athletic Director at Keene State College

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DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy doctoral degree alumna Dr. Kristene Kelly has been named athletic director at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. For the past seven years Kelly has served at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., as associate athletic director and as assistant professor and chair for the Department of Business, Accounting, and Sport Management. She provided leadership in directing and supervising operations for 14 sports, managing coaches, budgeting, staffing, and…

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Baseball’s Jake Arrieta and Basketball’s Breanna Stewart Voted Academy Athletes of the Month for April

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Baseball pitcher Jake Arrieta and basketball player Breanna Stewart, both from the United States, have been voted the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for April. Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs, threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 win on 22 April 2016, his second no-hitter in two seasons. Arrieta helped himself at the plate by hitting two singles, drawing a walk and scoring…

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The Exceptional Foundation Tours the Academy & Museum

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The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) recently hosted a tour of the art museum for developmentally and physically challenged individuals from the area through the Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast.  The non-profit organization serves as a caregiver to special needs individuals, providing opportunities, services, and support, including programs to enhance their social, recreational, and extracurricular lives.   The foundation’s daily programs include arts, crafts, team sports, exercise classes, social…

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Academy Trustee and Art Committee Member has New York Art Exhibition

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DAPHNE, Ala. — Artist Susan N. McCollough, a member of the United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees and the Academy’s Art Committee, recently had an exhibition of her painting at the New York Art Expo at Pier 94 in New York City. “It was a great week in New York at the New York Art Expo,” McCollough said. “Born in New York, I felt I had come full circle exhibiting my art in a…

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