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Corey Blake

Dr. Robert Goldman Appointed to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

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DAPHNE, Ala. – President Donald Trump recently appointed United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the council engages, educates and empowers Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles with regular exercise and good nutrition. The council was founded in 1956 and promotes these ideals to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. “Being…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Receives NACDA 2018 James J. Corbett Memorial Award

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CLEVELAND — The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced that former University of Tennessee (UT) Women’s Athletics Director and NACDA Past President Joan Cronan has been selected as the recipient of the 52nd James J. Corbett Memorial Award, the highest honor one can achieve in collegiate athletics administration. Cronan served as NACDA President in 2008-09. She will be honored at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon sponsored by Under Armour on Friday, June 29, in conjunction…

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Gift Sculpture of Famous Caddie Now Greets Visitors to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A life-sized sculpture of one of the most famous caddies in golf history now greets visitors to the United States Sports Academy thanks to a recent donation to the institution’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Donated to ASAMA by Jupiter, Fla., real estate professional, golfer and artist Cary Lichtenstein and sculpted by renowned artist Clyde Ross Morgan, the bronze caddie – titled “Keep Yer Eye on the Ball” – was…

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Academy Faculty Member, Student Tackle Immigration Issues Related to Sports in International Journal

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A United States Sports Academy faculty member and doctoral student recently teamed up on an article published in the Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal that investigates the psychology of immigration as it relates to the world of sports. Academy Chair of Recreation Management Dr. Rodney Blackman and doctoral teaching assistant Wanyi Tang wrote the article “Unpackaging the Psychology of Immigration” for the journal, which is published by Juniper Publishers in Simi…

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United States Sports Academy Faculty Teach in Thailand, China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding international programs are continuing as the institution has instructors teaching abroad in May and June in its post-secondary, non-degree programs in both Bangkok, Thailand, and Shanghai, China. In Bangkok, the Academy is conducting its International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) and International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) programs that have been in place for more than a decade. Both certification programs prepare participants for leadership roles…

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WKRG Ch. 5 Features United States Sports Academy’s Sport Education Programs

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The United States Sports Academy’s contributions to sport education recently were featured on on Mobile, Alabama’s WKRG-TV Ch. 5. Sports anchor Randy Patrick visited the campus to report on the Academy’s online sport education programs and its long-time contribution to sport education in the U.S. and around the world.  The story ran on 2 May 2018.  Click here to view the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s9DFybhTwc&feature=youtu.be.

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Jon Runyan Presented United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Former National Football League player and U.S. Congressman and current NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan has been presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award. Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich presented Runyan the award recently at the NFL offices in New York City.   The Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award is presented to an individual in any amateur or professional sport, past or present,…

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LeBron James, Flora Duffy Named United States Sports Academy April Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American basketball star LeBron James and Bermudan triathlete Flora Duffy have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for April. James led the Cleveland Cavaliers in all five major statistical categories in its NBA playoff series win against the Indiana Pacers in April 2018. He averaged 41.8 points in the Cavaliers’ four wins against the Pacers and finished the series averaging 34.4 points, 10.1 rebounds,…

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WKRG Ch. 5 Features United States Sports Academy’s Sport Education Programs, American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)

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The United States Sports Academy’s contributions to sport education and sport art recently were featured on two segments on Mobile, Alabama’s WKRG-TV Ch. 5. Sports anchor Randy Patrick visited the campus to report on the Academy’s online sport education programs and its long-time contribution to sport education in the U.S. and around the world. His second feature focused on the public service the Academy provides through America’s largest sport art museum, the American Sport Art…

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Alumnus Joshua Steffen Takes Reins of Stephens College Basketball Program

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joshua Steffen was recently named head basketball coach at the nation’s second oldest all-women’s college. Steffen, who has 17 years of coaching experience including 12 at the collegiate level, was hired to take the reins of the women’s basketball program at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Steffen earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2007, while he was working full…

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Dr. Tim Dornemann Uses Academy Doctorate in Successful Career as Teacher and Scholar

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Tim Dornemann said his doctoral degree from the United States Sports Academy has been beneficial to his career as an educator, scholar, writer and international instructor. Dornemann earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy in 2014. He is the director of sports performance at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., where he oversees the strength and conditioning programs for the institution’s 21 intercollegiate athletic teams. He coordinates…

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Academy’s International Cooperation Years Ago Still Advancing Alumni Careers

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A collaborative educational program between the United States Sports Academy and a British university two decades ago is continuing to advance the sport careers of its participants even after more than 20 years. In the late 1990s, the United States Sports Academy had a protocol of cooperation with the West London Institute of Higher Education (WLIHE). Students from the two institutions traveled to each other’s respective countries and schools to do coursework,…

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