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Boe, Sildaru Named United States Sports Academy January Athletes of the Month

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Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Boe and Estonian skier Kelly Sildaru have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January. Boe captured his 11th win of the season in the men’s pursuit event at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup in Italy on 26 January 2019. Boe moved closer to the single-season Biathlon World Cup win record of 14 in a season, currently held by France’s Martin Fourcade. Sildaru…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Bachelor’s Graduates Graciela Steidley (Porterville, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for January

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for January 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. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes…

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Yuzuru Hanyu, Simone Biles Named United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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The United States Sports Academy has named Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and American gymnast Simone Biles as the winners of its male and female Athlete of the Year awards for 2018.  Hanyu became the first man since 1952 to defend a Winter Olympics singles figure skating gold medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics in South Korea in February. Hanyu won with a total score of 317.85 to take gold in the event. Hanyu later…

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Academy 2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore Recognized as Distinguished Sportsman

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United States Sports Academy honoree Daniel A. Moore has added another honor to his already impressive list of accomplishments after having been named one of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Distinguished Sportsmen.   Moore will be recognized with the honor during the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s banquet in Birmingham in April. Moore is renowned for his photo-realistic paintings that depict pivotal moments in sports history. He has been widely recognized for his…

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Academy Continues Adaptive Sport Training Program in Bahrain

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The United States Sports Academy in 2019 is continuing its program to train physical education teachers and coaches in the Kingdom of Bahrain to better meet the needs of athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for the third time for an extensive teaching stint for a post-secondary, non-degree certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for…

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International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper Earns Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award

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After he played a key role in the success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, International Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian Franco Kasper has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award, the institution’s highest international honor. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize that individual’s contributions in promoting international harmony, peace, and goodwill through the effective use of sport. The…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Master’s Graduates Nathan Trammell Cohen (Atlanta, Ga.) – M.S.S….

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Vote Now for 2018 Male and Female Athlete of the Year Award

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Public voting is now open for the United States Sports Academy’s coveted 2018 Athlete of the Year Award, a part of the Academy’s Awards of Sport program that annually recognizes the top male and female athletes in the world. The ballot, now available for online voting, is the culmination of the Academy’s yearlong selection process through which outstanding accomplishments of men and women in sports from around the globe are recognized. Everyone is encouraged to…

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Academy Welcomes Finnish Partners to Campus

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The United States Sports Academy continues to strengthen its relationship with its partners in Finland as it welcomed Finnish motorsport manager Atte Varsta and artist Rauli Mard to campus in December. Varsta, an experienced entrepreneur in sports management, retail marketing and business planning, was on the Academy campus to join the institution’s National Faculty, a group of instructors credentialed to teach its post-secondary, non-degree international sports education programs abroad. Varsta is the commercial director for…

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The Academy Earns Reaffirmation of SACSCOC Accreditation

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It was announced at the recent Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees meeting in New Orleans that the United States Sports Academy’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for another 10 years. As America’s only freestanding accredited sports university, the Academy was first accredited in 1983. The institution’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2008. As part of the reaffirmation process, the Academy in September 2017 submitted comprehensive reports on institutional…

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Academy to Partner with WorldTeam Sports in Beijing

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Students at China’s WorldTeam Sports facility will soon have the opportunity to take part in a new international sport education program now that the organization has partnered with the United States Sports Academy. Led by president Jie “Jack” Guo, a WorldTeam delegation recently visited the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., to sign an agreement to develop sports education programs in China. The Academy will assist WorldTeam in its efforts to develop a sport education curricula…

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