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Academy Doctoral Program Added to Spring 2021 FastTrack Degree Offerings

2020-09-22T09:03:22-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

In a move that will bolster its commitment to student success and career preparation, the United States Sports Academy is expanding its online FastTrack degree option to its renowned doctoral program and adding a second master’s degree cohort to the program in Spring of 2021. Introduced with its first Master of Sports Science degree cohort in Fall 2020, the Academy’s FastTrack option allows graduate students to complete their degree in half the time of the institution’s traditional online education programs. At the master’s level, students can complete their degree as quickly as 15 months. Now with the FastTrack option, Academy Doctor of Education degree seekers can finish their coursework in three years with one additional year to complete their dissertation - a total of just four years for a doctoral [...]

Cheptegei, Osterman Named Academy August Athletes of the Month

2020-09-14T09:19:41-05:00September 14th, 2020|

Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei and American softball player Cat Osterman were named the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month for August after stellar performances during the month. Cheptegei set the world record with a time of 12:35.36 in the 5,000-meter race at the Diamond League event in Monaco on 14 August 2020. Cheptegei’s time shaved two seconds off the previous record set by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele in 2004. Osterman pitched a two-hit shutout for Team Warren against Team Wagner on 31 August 2020 at the Athletes Unlimited event in Chicago. Osterman did not allow an earned run in 12 innings and struck out 19 batters in the first week of Athletes Unlimited competition. The second place finisher on the men’s side was American golfer Collin Moriwaka and third [...]

Academy Alumnus Maj. Marc Holum Promoted to Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Air Force Academy

2020-09-08T14:45:54-05:00September 8th, 2020|

After serving the United States Air Force on active duty, starring on the Air Force Academy’s winningest men’s basketball team, and coaching the Academy’s preparatory team for 13 seasons, Maj. Marc Holum was recently promoted to be an assistant coach for Air Force’s men’s basketball team. A native of Hellertown, Pa., Holum is a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, having earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching in 2011. Holum was a four-year letter winner at Air Force, captaining the Falcons’ 2005-06 NCAA Tournament Team that finished 24-7, the best record in program history. Holum helped the Air Force Academy’s Preparatory School basketball team to a 268-93 record as associate head coach. He was also selected to be the head coach of the 2020 All-Air [...]

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United States Sports Academy’s Annual Awards of Sport and Graduation Ceremony Postponed Until 2021

2020-09-08T14:25:26-05:00September 8th, 2020|

Due to the continued persistence of COVID-19 cases in the United States and around the world, the Board of Trustees of the United States Sports Academy has decided to postpone its annual Academy’s Awards of Sport (AAOS) program and Graduation Ceremony scheduled for November, 2020 until a date to be determined in 2021. This is the first time in the AAOS program’s rich, 36-year history that the program will not be held in any given calendar year. A new date for the rescheduled program will be announced once burdensome travel restrictions have been eased for honorees and guests traveling from abroad and COVID-19 infection rates have been reduced to safe levels. This year’s AAOS event was set to be a special one. The Academy planned to welcome a host of [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-09-08T16:56:21-05:00September 8th, 2020|

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. Nathan A. Brown (Kankakee, Ill.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, Graduation with Honors Dr. Craig P. DeAngelis (Bridgeport, Conn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Dr. Joshua S. Greer (Paris, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Coaching emphasis, Sports Marketing specialization Master’s Graduate Cheryl A. McCormick (Hampstead, N.C.) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Medicine and Sports Studies, Sports Psychology emphasis, Graduation with Honors  Bachelor’s Graduate Brandon T. Klase (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching, Magna Cum Laude  

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Student of the Month Ashley Schnorf Eyes Coaching Career in Professional Football

2020-09-08T11:42:08-05:00September 8th, 2020|

Growing up racing dirt bikes and sprint cars competitively, Ashley Schnorf has always been a woman competing in a field typically dominated by men. Schnorf, the United States Sports Academy’s latest Student of the Month, hopes her Academy education can help her stay in that same lane as she tries to break into the world of professional football. Schnorf is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy. When she graduates, she’s already planned to take the next step and enter the Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree program. “I want to use my Academy education to intern and work within the professional football industry,” Schnorf said. “My overall goal is to one day become a head coach in the National Football League. I [...]

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Academy Alumna Dr. China Jude Named to 10th Annual Sports Business Journal “Game Changers” Class

2020-09-08T11:28:36-05:00September 8th, 2020|

University of Wyoming Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Dr. China Jude was recently named to the 10th annual Sports Business Journal (SBJ) Game Changers: Women in Sports Business class. Jude earned her Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1996 and was recognized as the institution’s distinguished Alumna of the Year in 2011. The 10th anniversary Game Changers class was announced in the SBJ print edition in August 2020 and will be featured in more detail in its 19 October edition. The class will be honored during a virtual conference on 27 October. "To be included in this outstanding group of women in sports is very humbling," said Jude.  "I want to thank the Sports Business Journal for recognizing [...]

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Vote Now for United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Month for August

2020-09-03T10:41:11-05:00September 3rd, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is pleased to announce online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of August, featuring 12 candidates from eight countries who made an impact in their sport during the month. Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 10 September 2020. Male nominees are Joshua Cheptegei, athletics, Uganda; Lucas Giolito, baseball, United States; Donovan Mitchell, basketball, United States; Collin Moriwaka, golf, United States; Mike Schloesser, archery, the Netherlands; and Karsten Warholm, athletics, Norway. Female nominees are Faith Kipyegon, athletics, Kenya; Yuliya Levchenko, athletics, Ukraine; Cat Osterman, softball, United States; Sophia Popov, golf, Germany; Nozomi Tanaka, athletics, Japan; and A’Ja Wilson, basketball, United States. Each [...]

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Renowned Contemporary Artist Joseph Sheppard Donates “50 Years of Art” DVD to ASAMA

2020-08-25T10:19:57-05:00August 25th, 2020|

2015 Sport Artist of the Year Joseph Sheppard Award winning painter and sculptor and United States Sports Academy honoree Joseph Sheppard recently donated to the institution a promotional DVD from his 2001 traveling exhibition titled “50 Years of Art.” Sheppard, known as one of the great contemporary masters of figurative art in the realist tradition, was honored as the Academy’s 2015 Sport Artist of the Year. His 2001 book, 50 Years of Art, is a major contribution to the appreciation of the outstanding American artist, surveying his achievements of 50 years as a professional artist. Opposing trends in modern art, Sheppard has created a highly individual style both in his paintings and sculpture. Though people are familiar with his portraits, landscapes and still life, his reputation has come [...]

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¿Hablas Español? Academy Offers Maternity Wellness Course in Spanish to Colombian Nursing Students

2020-08-25T10:06:29-05:00August 25th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is partnering with the Colombian School of Rehabilitation (ECR) to offer its brand new online maternity wellness course to nursing students in the South American country. The Maternity Wellness program for ECR students is the first Academy course ever to be offered in the Spanish language. The five-part course covers the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, guidelines for safe physical activity during pregnancy, fitness for birth, types of maternity fitness training, and post-partum recovery. The course was developed in collaboration with ECR faculty, who provided supplemental content so that it can be offered to nursing students there. The English language version of the course is specially designed with pregnant students in mind and can be found through the Academy’s website here. Studies show that exercise [...]

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Academy Introducing Sports Analytics Course to Master’s Degree Curriculum

2020-08-25T13:03:04-05:00August 25th, 2020|

As the United States Sports Academy marks the beginning of a new academic year in September, it does so by introducing an exciting new course to its sports education degree programs. The Academy will soon offer a sports analytics course to Master of Sports Science degree students and advanced level bachelor’s degree seekers. Sports analytics, a concept made popular by the 2003 Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and the subsequent 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, is the use of evidence-based data when making sports management decisions. Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team and their manager Billy Beane’s attempts to use statistical analysis to assemble a winning team on a slim budget. The course, SAM 520 Sports Analytics, is [...]

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Castellanos, Morris Named Academy July Athletes of the Month

2020-08-19T09:37:52-05:00August 19th, 2020|

A pair of Americans won the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors for July as sports leagues and federations began to reopen for the first time since the sports world felt the impact of global economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men’s side, Nick Castellanos hit safely in each of the Cincinnati Reds’ first nine games and hit .429 with four homeruns, 10 RBIs to close out the first month of the season. Castellanos added a grand slam in a 12-7 win against the Chicago Cubs on 29 July 2020. For the women, pole vaulter Sandi Morris topped a world-leading 4.81 meters (15.78 feet) and won the event at the Acadia Invitational on 16 July 2020. The competition was held in Greenville, [...]

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