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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world.

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Lorenda Lynn Prier (Juno Beach, Fla.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Marketing emphasis, With Honors Master’s Graduates Paul K. Honnold (Okinawa, Japan) – M.S.S. Sports Medicine, M.S.S. Sports Health and Fitness, With Honors Jacqueline A. Loper (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, Personal Training emphasis, With Honors David J. Valescente (Groton, N.Y.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, With Honors Ammon L. Sullivan III (Lexington, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bachelor’s Graduate Stephen L….

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Mark Janas

Academy Alumnus and Inventor Dr. Mark Janas Debuts Virtual Endurance Racing Platform

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Inventor, innovator and business developer Dr. Mark Janas, a United States Sports Academy alumnus, has developed and launched a virtual racing platform designed to revolutionize the world of endurance racing and charitable fundraising, the latest of many products he has created to integrate sport and technology. Janas, who earned his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with a sports medicine emphasis in 2011, was the Academy’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. His latest invention,…

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Betsy Conaty

Star in UNC Women’s Soccer Dynasty Pursuing Academy Doctoral Degree

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Betsy Conaty was one of the stars behind the start of University of North Carolina’s historic and remarkable run of women’s soccer dominance. Her winning goal in the inaugural NCAA women’s soccer championship match in 1982 gave the Tar Heels their first national championship, the first of 22 the program has won to date. A 1985 North Carolina graduate, Conaty is now pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in…

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Torre Becton

Academy Alumnus Torre Becton Named Coach of Cal Football Strength and Conditioning Program

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Torre Becton is using his Academy education to climb to high levels in the college football coaching world.  Becton – who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports studies in 2014 – was recently hired as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of California Berkeley football team. A native of Kinston, N.C., Becton played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education/fitness…

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Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Named to International Sports Hall of Fame

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Founding President of the United States Sports Academy and a long-time leader in sport and sport education around the globe, has been named to the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF). To view the induction video, which includes the Founding President’s comments at the occasion, go to https://youtu.be/ajyD-yIEzkQ . The ISHOF is a non-profit foundation established by internationally known fitness expert Dr. Robert M. Goldman “to honor the…

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Dexter Davis

Academy Alumnus and Faculty Member Shares Super Bowl Experience with Mentorship Student

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A United States Sports Academy faculty member recently was able to contribute to the success of Super Bowl LI, and at the same time provide some memorable “hands-on” learning to an Academy doctoral student. For the twelfth consecutive year, Academy alumnus and non-resident faculty member Dr. Dexter Davis attended the Super Bowl and volunteered to help run the NFL Experience, a fan favorite event featuring professional football’s interactive theme park, games, youth football clinics, merchandise…

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Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world. Doctoral Graduates Dr. William E. Kruse (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. Philipp Sauer (Bochum, Germany) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. David Edwin Perron (Dayton, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Master’s Graduates Richard C. Capps (River Bend, N.D.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, M.S.S. Sports Coaching,…

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In Memoriam: Academy Mourns the Loss of Student Thad Akins

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The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of doctoral student Thad Akins, who was pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in sports management at the Academy.  Akins passed away in a tragic automobile accident on 19 January 2017 at age 43. Akins was a teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala. Akins also served as an assistant coach on the school’s baseball and freshman football teams….

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Dr. Dave Shrock

Academy Alumnus, Instructor Shrock Honored by USA Track & Field

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United States Sports Academy alumnus and National Faculty member Dr. Dave Shrock recently was elected to a key leadership position in USA Track and Field (USATF) and also given a prestigious honor for his long-time leadership in the development of coaches in his sport. Shrock was recently elected chair of the USATF National Associations Committee at the group’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The committee administers the organization’s 57 governance associations in the United States….

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Ms. Judy Fox

Fox Uses Academy Degree to Improve Lives Around the World through Sport

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United States Sports Academy alumna Judy Fox is using her master’s degree from the Academy to improve the lives of people in underprivileged and underserved communities around the globe, a lifetime goal inspired by a class project from her studies at the Academy. Fox, a 1992 Academy graduate with a Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching, is the founder and president of Ignite International, a non-profit Christian organization which uses the universal language…

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Brion Packett

Academy Alumnus Brion Packett Named Assistant Principal and Athletic Director in South Carolina

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Brion Packett was recently named as the first Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at the new Philip Simmons High School in Wando, S.C., which is scheduled to open in August. Packett earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2011 after earning his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel in 2007. “My Academy education helped me attain my dream job of Assistant Principal and Athletic…

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Publisher Reports Delay in Distribution of Academy Alumni Directory

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The United States Sports Academy has been advised of a delay in the delivery of the new Academy alumni directory due to a change in ownership of the company publishing the directory. A representative for the new owner, Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI), said the company is currently contacting all buyers of the book regarding the delay and now anticipates delivery in late March 2017.  PCI has purchased Harris Connect Inc., which was originally scheduled to…

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