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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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Jennifer Palacios

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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graduates

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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Karla Faye Jones

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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Daniel Acosta

Alumnus Daniel Acosta Says Academy Opened Doors to Athletic Scouting Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Long-time athletic scout Daniel Acosta, founder and chief executive officer of College Scout Bureau, said his education from the United States Sports Academy propelled his career as he progressed through the ranks of athletic scouting. “The Academy is the best thing that has happened to me,” Acosta said. “To me, a sports education was perfect. My instructors and classmates understood my position, and it allowed for free and better interaction. In fact,…

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graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Miranda B. White (Mableton, Ga.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Medicine Emphasis, Human Resources Management. Dissertation: “The Role of Women Employed in the Front Offices in Select Men’s and Women’s Professional Sports.” Master’s Graduates Christopher W. Rogers (Anderson, S.C.)  – M.S.S. Sports Management, With Honors Ruth H. Steinbart (Hartland, Wisc.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, Personal Training Emphasis, With Honors Mallory W. Green (Birmingham, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bachelor’s Graduates Demetrius S….

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Khalid Galant

South African Anti-Doping Leader Khalid Galant Says Academy Education Provided Unique Global Focus

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Khalid Galant, chief executive officer of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), said the Academy’s unique global focus was a major factor in why he chose to earn his master’s degree from the institution. He is now using the knowledge gained at the Academy to perform a job in his country that has become crucial in global sports: combatting doping. Galant, who lives near Cape…

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Joe Stewart

Academy Alumnus, Hall of Fame Coach Joe Stewart Honored For 300th High School Basketball Win

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and Madison Plains (Ohio) High School boys basketball coach Joe Stewart was recently recognized by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) for collecting his 300th career victory. Stewart is known in Ohio as one of the state’s foremost boys basketball program rebuilders, having taken five separate programs from “worst to first” in their respective conferences. He was inducted into the OHSBCA District 14 Hall of…

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Derek Williams

Cincinnati Christian Basketball Coach Derek Williams Says Academy Mentorship Helped Launch College Coaching Career

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Derek Williams will soon enter his second season as the head women’s basketball coach at Cincinnati Christian University, an accomplishment he attributes to his United States Sports Academy education and mentorship. Williams has risen through the ranks of basketball coaching, from his beginning as a middle school coach to leading a collegiate program. Williams earned his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports studies from the Academy in 2014 and a master’s degree in coaching…

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Jennifer Saylor

Academy Alumna Jennifer Saylor Named to Lead Rockford University Volleyball

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United States Sports Academy alumna Jennifer Saylor, a successful volleyball coach with experience at both the high school and collegiate levels, has been named head coach of the women’s volleyball program at Rockford University in Rockford, Ill. Saylor previously spent five years as head volleyball coach at both Morton High School in Morton, Ill., and the Capital Volleyball Academy in Madison, Wisc. She also served as head volleyball coach for four years at Lake Forest…

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