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Corey Blake

The Academy Recognizes Spring 2018 Honor Roll Students

By | News & Events

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Spring 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 Christopher Ebner – Cibolo, Texas – Sports Management Jed Smith – Cedar Falls, Iowa…

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Daniel Prevett

Brewton-Parker’s Prevett Says Collegiate Athletics Administration “Nearly Impossible” Without Academy Education

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Daniel Prevett wears many hats at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., as the vice president for athletics and student development and head men’s basketball coach. The United States Sports Academy alumnus said his work there would be “nearly impossible” without his Academy master’s degree. A native of Louisville, Ky., Prevett earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management in 2014 while he worked as a basketball coach at Asbury…

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Jay Condon

Jay Condon Uses Academy Degree to Transition from High School to Collegiate Track and Field Coaching

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Track and field coach Jeremiah “Jay” Condon is using his United States Sports Academy master’s degree to transition from coaching at the high school level to the collegiate ranks after being hired by Castleton University in Vermont. A Vermont native, Condon was hired to coach the Spartan men’s and women’s track and field teams after several years coaching at Granville High School in Granville, N.Y. He earned his Master of Sports Science…

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Joe Esposito

Alumnus Joe Esposito Continues Successful Basketball Coaching Career with Position at UNLV

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joe Esposito has more than 28 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience, including more than 10 years working under legendary coach Tubby Smith. Now, he’s accepted a coaching position at one of the nation’s top basketball schools. Esposito was recently hired as a special assistant to University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies. Esposito spent the last 11 seasons working under Smith…

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Academy Faculty Discuss Hottest Sport Topics in “Give Me 2 Minutes” Videos

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DAPHNE, Ala. – People wanting up-to-the-minute information and perspective on the sport world can take advantage of a new series of two-minute videos in which United States Sports Academy faculty members discuss current issues and major topics in sport. The series, called “Give Me 2 Minutes,” features Academy faculty addressing a wide range of important topics in sport.  Many of the fast-moving videos cover breaking sports news, while others focus on important longer-term themes.  For…

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Academy Faculty Member Dr. Sandra Geringer Presents on Student Financial Literacy at National Conference

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Recreation Management and Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer recently made a presentation on student financial literacy at a national conference of student affairs professionals. Geringer spoke at the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Assessment and Persistence Conference in Baltimore, Md. The conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality and developing persistence programming. Persistence relates to…

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United States Sports Academy National Faculty Teach in China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy National Faculty members Dr. Phillip Capps and Charles Temple recently taught in the Academy’s international sports education program in Shanghai, China, that prepares former elite athletes there for careers as coaches. Capps taught sports administration for coaches and Temple taught sport coaching methodology as part of the Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching (IDSC) program in Shanghai. Conducted by the Academy and the Shanghai Municipal Authority of Sports…

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Sergey Eylanbekov Sculptures to Serve as Centerpiece of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy 2004 Sport Artist of the Year and 2004 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport Art Competition winner Sergey Eylanbekov is busy sculpting masterworks for the Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial that will be located near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The world got its first glimpses of the sculptures recently in “GENERAL’ LY SPEAKING: Dispatches from the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.”  A 6 June 2018 edition of the publication…

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Academy Faculty Member Says Hosting 2026 World Cup Will Boost Popularity for American Soccer

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DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy Director of Doctoral Studies Dr. Fred Cromartie says America can expect a rise in the popularity of soccer and greater future success of American soccer teams in anticipation of the 2026 World Cup, hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The so-called “United” bid recently defeated a bid by Morocco by 134 to 65. The winning bid marks the return of soccer’s largest international tournament to the…

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Rafael Nadal and Katie Ledecky

Rafael Nadal, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy May Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and American swimmer Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Nadal defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Italian Open in Rome on 20 May 2018. Nadal regained the world’s top ranking for men’s tennis with the victory. Ledecky broke her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle by five seconds with…

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Academy Invites Public to See Olympic Art, Memorabilia for ‘Olympic Day’

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DAPHNE, Ala. – As the world celebrates Olympic Day on 23 June, the United States Sports Academy invites the public the week before to visit its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), home to a large collection of Olympic memorabilia and art from world renowned painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. Olympic Day is a worldwide annual celebration in recognition of the Modern Olympic Games. More than 160 countries take part in Olympic Day, which was…

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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. Master’s Graduates Michael J. Raia (Fairhope, Ala.) – M.S.S….

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