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Ohio Christian University Students Visit United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Students from Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, Ohio, recently visited the United States Sports Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. The students and members of the OCU faculty were given a tour of the Academy and the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). The group also heard a presentation about the Academy and its sports degree programs from several members of the Academy faculty. From left are: OCU sport management professor…

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DeMarcus Cousins and Shakyla Hill

DeMarcus Cousins, Shakyla Hill Named United States Sports Academy January Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – New Orleans forward DeMarcus Cousins and Grambling State University guard Shakyla Hill have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January. Cousins became the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to record a 40-20-10 triple-double in an NBA game after collecting 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and one block in a 132-128 win for the Pelicans against the Chicago Bulls…

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Academy Founding President and Founding Board Chair Share Memories

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United States Sports Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (center left) and Founding Academy Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Robert Block (center right) met for dinner recently in Mobile where they shared pleasant memories, including more than four decades of working together in support of the Academy. Joining them were Block’s son, David Block (left), and current Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right).

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The Academy Recognizes Summer 2017 Honor Roll Students

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Doctoral President’s List: Austin Latour – Annapolis, Md. – Sports Management Chad Payn – Shawnee, Okla. – Sports Management Matthew Steingraber – Antigo, Wisc. – Sports Management Jason Williams – Foley, Ala. – Sports Management Doctoral Dean’s List: Gabriel Higerd – Azusa, Calif. – Sports Management Hugh Morrissey – Alpine, Texas – Sports Management Tonika Simmons – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sports Management Master’s President’s List: James P. Clark – St. Augustine, Fla. – Sports Management…

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Karen M. Carty

Alumna Karen Carty Leads Sports Marketing Efforts at Grambling State University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna Karen M. Carty is using her master’s degree to lead the sports marketing program at Louisiana’s Grambling State University (GSU). A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Carty is completing her first year as the assistant athletics director for marketing and communications at GSU. Prior to Grambling, Carty worked in the athletics department at South Carolina State University (SCSU) as the director of marketing…

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Aimee Fador

Academy Online Bachelor’s Helps Alumna Achieve Dream as Coach, Administrator and Teacher

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Aimee Fador was a highly regarded high school basketball player who could have gone to college on an athletic scholarship, but, like many people, special family circumstances kept her from leaving home to attend college immediately after high school graduation. A former high-level basketball player at Waterford (Conn.) High School, Fador was recruited by several Division I and II basketball programs. However, circumstances led to her choosing to stay home to be…

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Dr. China Jude

Academy Alumna, Honoree Dr. China Jude Earns Senior Administrative Position at University of Wyoming

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. China Jude said her education from the United States Sports Academy gave her the knowledge and confidence to excel in the world of collegiate sports, which led to her recent hiring to a senior athletics administration position at the University of Wyoming. Jude recently made a long-sought jump to NCAA Division I upon being hired as the senior associate athletics director for administration and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at the University…

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Fairhope High School Art Students Visit United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Fairhope High School (FHS) art students recently visited the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,800 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open…

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AOY 2017 - Tom Brady and Sung Hyun Park

Tom Brady, Sung Hyun Park Named United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has named New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and South Korean golfer Sung Hyun Park as the winners of its male and female Athlete of the Year awards for 2017. Brady completed 43 of 62 passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI on 5 February 2017. Brady was named the game’s MVP after leading the…

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National Faculty Member Charles Temple Teaches for the Academy in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy National Faculty member Charles Temple recently has been teaching in the Academy’s international sports education programs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia. In the UAE, Temple participated in the Academy’s program to enhance the training of soccer administrators. Temple – an experienced college athletic administrator, coach and instructor in higher education – taught a sports facilities and events management course to students at the United Arab…

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Academy’s Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey to Edit Special Edition of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Exercise Science Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey has been appointed to edit a special edition of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology focusing on biomechanics. Ramsey’s areas of expertise for the journal are biomechanics, clinical rehabilitation, restorative medicine, orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, tactical athletics and concussion education. He was recently appointed to the editorial review board for the journal, which is an international peer-reviewed open…

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Opportunities in Coaching and Sports Professions Continue to Grow

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By Dr. Bret Simmermacher, United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Coaching As we look back on an amazing college football season that saw the College Football Playoff rankings change time and time again, one memory of the year includes seeing coaches and staffs feverishly working the sidelines and booths to pull off that next big win. The season saw a lot of discussion about the addition of new and specialized professionals to the coaching…

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