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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). The ISHOF is a non-profit foundation established by internationally known fitness expert Dr. Robert M. Goldman “to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports.” The ISHOF is “a global organization that believes recognition of these…

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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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graduates

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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The Academy Recognizes Summer 2016 Honor Roll Students

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United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the summer 2016 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a great point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral President’s List: Cathari Bening Stadler – Sacramento, Calif. – Sports Management, Sports Leadership…

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Jamie Kootz

Academy Education Helps Doctoral Graduate Jamie Kootz Fulfill Dream of College Teaching

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Dr. Jamie Kootz says her dream of becoming a teacher of health and fitness at the college level is being fulfilled thanks to her education at the United States Sports Academy. In fact Kootz, who earned her Master of Sports Science degree in sports health and fitness in 2010 and her Doctor of Education degree in sports management in 2016, is currently teaching at two universities in Kansas: Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina and MidAmerica…

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graduates

Congratulations To Our Recent Graduates

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Jamie Rae Kootz (Salina, Kan.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Master’s Graduates Stefania N. Anchorena (Plantation, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, M.S.S. Sports Medicine Katie D. Haisten (Childersburg, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, Sports Psychology emphasis Benjamin G. Parks (Marietta, Ga.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Dawn L. Place (Lincolnville, Maine) – M.S.S. Sports Management Wilhelm Trouillot (Petion-Ville, Haiti) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Bachelor’s Graduates…

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Academy Alumni Directory Set for Release in January

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The publisher of the United States Sports Academy’s new alumni directory reports that the book and companion digital directory are on schedule to be distributed in January 2017. The upcoming book marks the third time the Academy has partnered with industry leader Harris Connect Inc., a national producer of alumni directories. The Academy determined it was time to do a new edition to include recent graduates and update information on past graduates. The book will…

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