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Corey Blake

Congratulations Graduates

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

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Catharine J. Bening Stadler (Sacramento, Calif.)…

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Doug Wharam

Academy Doctoral Student Doug Wharam Earns Accolades as Swim Coach

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United States Sports Academy doctoral student Doug Wharam continues to earn accolades for his work coaching elite swimmers at the Nashville Aquatic Club. For the second time in the last three years Wharam – who is pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy – has been named the USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year. The award is given annually to the coach who has the highest number of athletes…

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Ed Comeau

Academy Alumnus Ed Comeau Named General Manager of Canadian Men’s Box Lacrosse Team

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Ed Comeau has been named the general manager of the Canadian men’s box lacrosse team for the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in 2019. Comeau earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2008. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Comeau has been part of Canada’s box lacrosse program since its inception in 2002, serving as an assistant coach in the 2003…

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Scott Novack

USA Rugby Operations Manager Scott Novack Named United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year

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Nationally acclaimed sports administrator and high performance director Scott Novack has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Novack, a Colorado native, earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 1997 and participated in a mentorship at Brunel University in London, where he met other students and administrators who helped to spark his interest international sports like rugby. He was recently hired as the…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for October

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for October and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from nine countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes…

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United States Sports Academy Continues Adaptive Sports Work in Bahrain

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The United States Sports Academy is continuing its longstanding relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain by teaching in a national program to help physical education teachers and coaches there develop better skills in working with athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for an extensive teaching stint for a certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for…

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United States Sports Academy Hosts Elite Athletes from China for Sports Coaching Diploma Program

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The United States Sports Academy welcomed a group of former Chinese Olympians and elite athletes to campus to prepare them for careers in coaching as part of the institution’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching (IDSC) program. The students, who are being trained for careers in coaching as their competitive careers in China have come to a close, were selected to study at the Academy as part of an educational and exchange learning program. The Academy is…

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United States Sports Academy Sports Management Master’s Degree Program Earns Top 25 Designation

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The United States Sports Academy’s master’s degree program in sports management has been ranked as one of the top 25 of its kind by OnlineMasters.com, an industry-leading educational research organization. The Academy was featured in the organization’s Best Online Master’s in Sports Management Programs list for 2018, which identified the top 50 programs in the nation that are the best in the areas of curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes. Academy courses are…

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American Sport Art Museum & Archives Receives “Perfect 10” Donation of Rick Rush Serigraphs

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Fairhope, Ala., resident L.D. McLaughlin Jr. recently visited the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) on the campus of the United States Sports Academy and donated a “Perfect 10” set of 10 serigraphs, each signed and numbered #10 in a series, by 2011 Academy Sport Artist of the Year painter Rick Rush. The serigraphs depict various noteworthy moments in the history of football at the University of Alabama. Rush, known as “America’s Sport Artist,”…

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Tigar Woods and Naomi Osaka

Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka Named United States Sports Academy September Athletes of the Month

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American golfer Tiger Woods and Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for September. Woods shot an 11-under 269 to win the season-ending PGA Tour Championship tournament in Atlanta, Ga., on 23 September 2018. It was the first professional tournament win for Woods in more than five years and his 80th career PGA win. Osaka defeated American Serena Williams in straight sets…

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The Academy Recognizes Summer 2018 Honor Roll Students

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United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 2018 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade-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 Danielle Adkins – Charlotte, N.C. – Sports Management Jed Smith – Cedar Falls, Iowa…

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Brandon Spradley

Academy Alumnus Dr. Brandon Spradley Promoted to Chair of Sports Management

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Brandon Spradley has been promoted to chair of sports management at the Academy. Academy faculty members are promoted based on years of service as well as their performance and publication record. Spradley previously served as director of sports management.  He has served the Academy through his teaching, research and outreach, and has been especially involved in the Academy’s efforts to address the issue of concussion in sports. “During Dr….

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