Academy’s Chair of Sports Coaching Says “Travel Baseball” Model for Youth is “Misguided”

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A former professional baseball player who is chair of sports coaching at the United States Sports Academy says he is concerned about a “misguided” trend in youth baseball where young players across the country are leaving community leagues to join “travel teams” in search of more competitive play and college scholarships. “There’s this belief that a travel team and a higher level of competitive play will propel a child to a higher…

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Academy Seeks Nominations for 2017 Awards of Sport Program

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy needs your help as it seeks nominations for the 2017 Awards of Sport program. As “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete,” the Academy’s Awards of Sport program since 1984 has annually honored individuals who make significant contributions to sport. The Academy and its American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) recognize these men and women through honors including Honorary Doctorates, Alumni of the Year, Sport…

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Academy Trustee Receives Two Prestigious International Art Awards

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DAPHNE, Ala. —  An accomplished artist who has served as a trustee and long-time Art Committee member at the United States Sports Academy recently received two prestigious international awards for her painting. Artist Susan N. McCollough received ArtTour International Magazine’s (ATIM) 2017 “Master’s Award” for Contemporary Art and her painting, “New York, New York,” was selected to appear on the front cover of ATIM’s recent book, “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2017.” She also…

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Stephen Curry, Lexi Thompson Named United States Sports Academy May Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and American golfer Lexi Thompson have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Curry averaged 28.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists as the Warriors raced to an unbeaten record in the NBA postseason in May. Curry’s play helped the Warriors capture a perfect 12-0 record in the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs. Golden State…

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Academy Mourns the Loss of 2016 International Honorary Doctorate Recipient Hector Cardona

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Hector Cardona, recipient of the Academy’s 2016 International Honorary Doctorate. Cardona was an international leader instrumental in the success of sport in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Cardona, who lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, passed away at age 81 on 16 June 2017 after a brief illness. In November 2016, Cardona visited the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., for…

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United States Sports Academy President Speaks to Daphne/Spanish Fort Rotary Club

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich spoke to the Daphne/Spanish Fort Rotary Club on 13 June 2017 in a meeting hosted on the Academy campus in Daphne. Rosandich gave an overview of the Academy’s 45-year history of contributions to sport education in the United States and around the world. He briefed the club on the Academy’s role as America’s only freestanding accredited sports university, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in…

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Academy Bachelor’s Student Jennifer Palacios Breaks Four Florida Powerlifting Records

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Army Sergeant First Class Jennifer Palacios is a full-time working mother and a bachelor’s degree student at the United States Sports Academy. She is also the proud owner of four powerlifting records in the state of Florida. Palacios, who works at United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., is pursuing her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports strength and conditioning. She owns four state…

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

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching, will appear on two nationally broadcast television programs 1-2 July for the TCT Network. Rosandich and Simmermacher will appear twice on “Beyond the Goal,” a series hosted by former college football coach and sports broadcaster Mike Gottfried. On the show, Gottfried talks with current and former athletes and others involved in the field of sport about their…

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Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates, Who Hail From Across the Country and Around the World

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Sandra K. Geringer (Daphne, Ala.) — Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Marketing Emphasis, With Honors. Dissertation: “Analysis of an online orientation course and its impact on student success.” Dr. Sutthanuch Wiriyapinit (Bangkok, Thailand) — Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Marketing Emphasis, With Honors. Dissertation: “An analysis of the push and pull travel motivations of tourists on sport tourism associated with golf in Hua Hin, Thailand.” Master’s Graduates Corrine M. Plummer (Mystic, Conn.) — M.S.S….

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Academy Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Alumni of the Year Award, Along With Other 2017 Awards of Sport

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy needs your help as it seeks nominations for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Award, given each year to the most outstanding graduate who represents the ideals of sport and of the Academy. The Academy would like to hear from you if you have noteworthy achievements so that we may consider you for the annual award. Or, if you know of an alumnus or alumna who has…

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Dr. Karla Faye Jones Says Academy Doctorate Crucial to Leadership Career in Academics

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Alumna Dr. Karla Faye Jones said the United States Sports Academy’s knowledgeable, experienced faculty and flexible scheduling options were important factors in her decision to obtain a doctoral degree from the Academy. And the decision turned out to be the right one, she says. “So far, my greatest professional accomplishment is becoming the chair of the Health and Physical Education department soon after graduating with my doctorate from the United States Sports…

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Vote Now 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 seven 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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