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Eastern Michigan Football Assistant Fred Reed Says Academy Degree Made Him More Qualified for Coaching Jobs

2022-01-11T09:57:09-06:00January 11th, 2022|

Part of college football’s highly anticipated bowl season, the LendingTree Bowl was held near the United States Sports Academy campus in December 2021. Academy alumnus Fred Reed – M.S.S. Sports Management 2002 – is the defensive pass game coordinator and safeties coach for Eastern Michigan University, who played the Liberty University Flames at the game in Mobile, Ala. Reed’s 26-year coaching career includes 24 seasons in the college ranks and two years in the National Football League. He just finished his sixth season at EMU, and after the LendingTree Bowl he reflected on how his Academy education benefitted his career. “The Academy helped me be qualified for more jobs,” Reed said. “I enjoyed the Academy because it gave me the opportunity to continue to work in my profession [while in [...]

Academy’s Flexible Scheduling Options Benefitted Student of the Month Christopher Bonilla During Overseas Deployment

2022-01-11T09:45:30-06:00January 11th, 2022|

United States Sports Academy master’s degree student Christopher Bonilla spent most of 2020 deployed to Poland as part of the Nevada National Guard. During that time, he was able to complete much of his work toward his Master of Sports Science degree in sports exercise science because of the Academy’s flexible scheduling and 100 percent online format. Now a resident of Arlington, Va., Bonilla is the Academy’s latest Student of the Month. He recently completed his master’s thesis – studying and implementing exercise warm up strategies for a new U.S. Army fitness test – and is now seeking publishing opportunities. “The self-paced format of the Academy’s master’s degree program was beneficial to me while I was deployed overseas,” Bonilla said. “Some weeks were very busy, but others I had long [...]

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2022-01-11T09:33:15-06:00January 11th, 2022|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Because of the Academy’s rolling enrollments and flexible online learning options, degrees can be conferred upon graduates throughout the academic year. Doctoral Graduates Dr. Pebbles Turbeville (St. Helena, S.C.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership specialization, with honors Dr. Thomas W. Ellis III (Bakersfield, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Health and Fitness emphasis, Sports Leadership specialization Master’s Graduates Alexander M. Shortall (Florence, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, with honors Jean Claude J. Rabbath (Dubai, U.A.E.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Bachelor’s Graduates Diego Real (Boone, Iowa) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching, Summa Cum Laude Beth Cooper (Brampton, Ontario) – B.S.S. Sports Management  

Academy Invites Alumni of the Past and Present to Graduation, Alumni Cookout at Founder’s Day

2022-01-11T09:05:30-06:00January 11th, 2022|

The United States Sports Academy is inviting its alumni from the past and present to a graduation ceremony and alumni cookout as the institution marks its 50th birthday with a Founder’s Day celebration that will recognize the institution’s rich past and promising future. The Founder’s Day celebration will be on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., on 21-22 April 2022. Included in the celebration are a commencement ceremony for recent graduates, alumni cookout, and a sports symposium that will be open to the public. The Alumni Cookout on Thursday, 21 April 2022 is free and open to graduates of the past and present to visit with Academy faculty and staff, tour the Academy’s sport art museum and enjoy a traditional southern cookout. On Friday, April 22, 2022, the free 50 [...]

Global Sports Stars Part of United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year Ballot

2021-12-30T08:15:59-06:00January 3rd, 2022|

The United States Sports Academy’s ballot for 2021 Athlete of the Year is a star-studded list featuring the year’s most prominent athletes at the Olympic, professional, and collegiate levels. Voting is now open for the coveted award, which annually recognizes the top male and female athletes in the world. The ballot is open for voting here until 5 p.m. Central time on Friday, 14 January 2022. This year’s ballot includes 12 men and 12 women from 12 countries. Nominees for Male Athlete of the Year include: Canelo Alvarez, boxing, Mexico; Giannis Antetokounmpo, basketball, Greece; Tom Brady, football, United States; Ryan Crouser, athletics, United States; Novak Djokovic, tennis, Serbia; Caeleb Dressel, swimming, United States; Eliud Kipchoge, marathon, Kenya; Lionel Messi, football (soccer), Argentina; Shohei Ohtani, baseball, Japan; Andrei Vasilevskiy, hockey, Russia; [...]

Academy Signs Protocol of Cooperation with National Academy of Sports in the Philippines

2021-12-29T10:53:51-06:00December 29th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy expanded its reach in the global world of sport education after signing a Protocol of Cooperation with the National Academy of Sports (NAS) in the Republic of the Philippines. The Academy welcomed NAS Executive Director Josephine Joy B. Reyes to campus in December to discuss possible collaborations and opportunities for growth in sport in the Philippines. Reyes met with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Provost Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom, and members of the Academy faculty and staff to learn more about the institution’s degree and post-secondary, non-degree education offerings. The Academy has a long history of delivering sport education programs in the Republic of the Philippines dating back to the early 1980s. Founded half a century ago, the Academy has delivered quality sport education [...]

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Several Academy Degree Programs Recognized with High Marks by Intelligent.com

2021-12-29T10:41:22-06:00December 29th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy’s online programs have been recognized with high marks from Intelligent.com, a resource for online/on-campus college and university rankings and higher education programs. Specifically, the Academy’s bachelor’s, master’s, and sports management degrees were honored for their flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States. The Academy offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at Intelligent.com assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced [...]

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Leon Draisaitl, Alysia Rissling Named Academy November Athletes of the Month

2021-12-15T10:11:36-06:00December 15th, 2021|

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl and Canadian bobsledder Alysia Rissling are the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after online voters worldwide recognized their achievements on the world stage in the month of November. Draisaitl led the NHL with 15 goals, 27 points, and four game-winning goals as the Oilers raced to a 15-5 overall record through the month of November. Draisitl recorded at least one point in 10 of his 13 games and recorded at least three points in six games. He earned the NHL’s First Star award for the month. Rissling won her fifth monobob gold in five starts during competition in Park City, Utah, on 24 November 2021. The women’s monobob is a new discipline featuring an individual bobsled that will debut at the Beijing [...]

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Founder’s Day Celebration to Include Graduation, Alumni Cookout, Sport Symposium and More

2021-12-14T14:01:50-06:00December 14th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy is preparing to mark its 50th birthday with a Founder’s Day celebration that will recognize the institution’s rich past and promising future. The Founder’s Day celebration will be on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., on 21-22 April 2022. Included in the celebration are a commencement ceremony for recent graduates, alumni cookout, and a sports symposium that will be open to the public. The Alumni Cookout on Thursday, 21 April 2022 is free and open to graduates of the past and present to visit with Academy faculty and staff, tour the Academy’s sport art museum and enjoy a traditional southern cookout. On Friday, April 22, 2022, the free 50 Years of Sport Education Symposium will feature a highly regarded panel of speakers to be announced [...]

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Acasio Roche Preparing for Life after Firefighting with Academy Coaching Degree

2021-12-15T14:33:36-06:00December 14th, 2021|

Acasio Roche III has spent more than two decades working as a firefighter in the Milwaukee, Wisc., area. Now, Roche hopes to use his education from the United States Sports Academy to transition into a role he’s always wanted: head collegiate soccer coach. Roche, who is pursuing his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports coaching, is the Academy’s latest Student of the Month. In addition to fighting fires, he’s spent time coaching soccer at the youth, regional, club, high school and college levels. Roche is currently a volunteer assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where the late Academy founding president Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich once served as director of athletics between 1969-1972. Rosandich was instrumental in launching the school’s original sports programs and building athletics [...]

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Long Beach State Track and Field Coach, Academy Alumna LaTanya Sheffield Earns USATF President’s Award

2021-12-14T13:26:00-06:00December 14th, 2021|

Long Beach State University track and field head coach LaTanya Sheffield was awarded the USA Track and Field President’s Award at the 2021 USATF Annual Meeting in Orlando in December. The United States Sports Academy’s 2016 Alumna of the Year, Sheffield Sheffield has served as development chair, advocating for athletes and coaches with USA Track and Field for almost 15 years now. An Olympian in the 400m hurdles, and an Olympic assistant coach, she served on two Olympic staffs, including this past summer in Tokyo. In addition to her tenures on the Olympic staff, she coached in three separate Pan American Games (2007, 2011, 2019), the 2013 World Championships, and two different World Indoor Championships (2006, 2008). Sheffield earned her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management from the [...]

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Academy 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Dave Shrock Earns Highest Honor from USA Track and Field

2021-12-14T13:37:41-06:00December 14th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy alumnus, honoree, and national faculty member Dr. Dave Shrock has earned countless accolades across his half century of work in track and field as an athlete, coach, and administrator. Shrock added another honor to his resume when he earned the 2021 Robert Giegengack Award at the USA Track and Field annual meeting. The award was established in 1982 in recognition of the late Yale track & field coach’s half-century of “superior and outstanding contributions as an official, a coach, and an administrator in the sport and to the organization.” It is awarded annually to a person “who excels in contributing to the excellence and high standards of the sport of Athletics.” The award is USA Track & Field’s only accolade not limited to one of the [...]

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