Dr. Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, reappointed Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission for 2013.
Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice president and COO, is preparing to lead a faculty team to Gabon, Africa, to conduct a study of that nation’s sports efforts, which will lead to the development of a Sports Academy to service all of Africa. The team includes the Academy’s Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies, and Betsy Smith, Director of Continuing Education and Special Projects.
Dr. Robert M. Goldman, an Academy Board of Trustees member, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and received the Global Humanitarian Hall of Honors Award.
Dr. William Steffen is presenting a paper at the Capitol District Youth Soccer League in Albany, N.Y., on March 15-16.
Charlie Temple and Tom DeLong, Academy distance learning faculty members, taught “Sports Facilities and Event Management” and “Sports Biomechanics” at the Sports Authority of Thailand diploma program March 4-8.
Dr. Liston Bochette, a Secretary General of the World Olympian Association, Academy Trustee Emeritus, and a former Sport Artist of the Year, visited the Academy recently, while attending a sports medicine and sports science conference in Fairhope, Ala.
Vivian C. Stringer, who the Academy named its Female Coach of the Year award after, surpassed 900 victories in her career as head coach of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. She became only the fourth coach in women’s basketball history to reach this mark.
Don Hooton, the founder of the Hooton Foundation and who won the Academy’s 2009 Distinguished Service Award for his work in fighting the use of steroids, visited the Academy recently, while attending a sports medicine and sports science conference in Fairhope, Ala.
J.R. Martinez, the Academy’s 2009 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award winner, wrote a book, “Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit,” which is on the New York Times Best Seller list