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Alexander Zverev, Garbine Muguruza Named United States Sports Academy August Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Tennis players Alexander Zverev of Germany and Garbine Muguruza of Spain have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for August. Zverev defeated current world number 3 men’s singles tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final on 14 August 2017 in Montreal. It was Zverev’s second consecutive tournament win in August, having earlier in the month defeated Kevin Anderson…

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Academy President, Faculty Member to be Featured on TCT National Broadcasts

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching, recently appeared on nationally broadcast television programs for the TCT Network and will be featured again this month. The two will be featured on “Beyond the Goal,” a series hosted on the Christian broadcasting network by former college football coach and sports broadcaster Mike Gottfried. On the show, Gottfried talks with current and former…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for August

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for August and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from nine 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….

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Academy Faculty Members Participate in “Love U Love U” Day of Unity in Mobile

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Several members of the United States Sports Academy faculty volunteered at the recent “Love U Love U” Day of Unity event at Langan Park in Mobile, Ala. The event was organized by Mobile resident Monique Henley as a way to bring various communities in the area together to celebrate diversity, compassion, kindness and humility. As part of the event, Mobile area schoolchildren were given free school uniforms, food and drinks and were invited to play…

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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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How Volunteers Developed a Fun Fitness Park for All Ages

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(Editor’s note:  Dr. Stanley Bippus is the former Dean of Continuing Education and a long-time National Faculty member at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. He is also a retired schol superintendent.  He recently led a group of volunteers who secured private donations and provided the labor to build a fitness park at Lake Clare in Huntington, Indiana, where he resides.  The recently completed 21-piece fitness obstacle course was built in three months…

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Academy’s Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey Appointed to Editorial Review Board of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Exercise Science Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, an international peer-reviewed open access journal that studies the musculoskeletal system and its associated disorders. Ramsey’s areas of expertise for the journal are biomechanics, clinical rehabilitation, restorative medicine, orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, tactical athletics and concussion education. Ramsey also reviews research papers for…

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Academy Faculty Teach Educators to Spot Signs of Concussion in Students

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy faculty recently provided local teachers with methods to identify the signs of concussion in their students and information on how to address the issue at the Gulf Regional Innovative Teaching Conference (GRITC) at Fairhope Middle School. Academy faculty members Dr. Stephen Butler, dean of academic affairs; Dr. Brandon Spradley, chair of sports management; Dr. Vincent Ramsey, chair of sports exercise science; and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports…

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