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Register Now for Academy’s New Online Dissertation Workshop

2021-06-23T11:50:45-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Completing a doctoral dissertation can be a daunting task for even the most accomplished students, and that’s why the United States Sports Academy is offering its new online Dissertation Workshop. The self-paced course presented as a workshop will introduce research design methods employed in a variety of settings. The format and techniques for writing a scholarly research paper will be presented and various types of research commonly used will be reviewed. The purpose of this workshop is to help scholars focus on their own research and writing as they work toward completion of their dissertations. The workshop is designed to assist graduate students at all stages of their research. Examine your ideas and attitudes toward the dissertation process and develop your toolset to effectively complete a quality dissertation. The workshop [...]

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Student of the Month Kevin Edwards Hopes to Open High Performance Volleyball Training Center with Academy Degree

2021-06-08T14:01:56-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Kevin Edwards currently works as the head men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Baruch College, an NCAA Division III school in Manhattan, N.Y. The United States Sports Academy’s latest Student of the Month, Edwards is pursuing his Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) degree in sports strength and conditioning from the Academy and hopes to use his education to open a high performance volleyball training facility. A former Trinidad & Tobago international volleyball player (1996-2009), Edwards is a familiar face in New York volleyball circles. The Brooklyn resident coached the Baruch women’s team to its first-ever postseason win in 2019 and was voted the CUNYAC Coach of the Year. In the same year, he coached the Baruch men’s team to its first CUNYAC Championship and reached the NCAA Tournament for the [...]

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Doctoral Degree Holder Dr. David Peterson Completes Second Textbook in Work at Cedarville University

2021-06-08T13:48:47-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Dr. David Peterson retired from the U.S. Navy in 2018 after more than 20 years of active duty service and was immediately able to transition to work in higher education because of his doctoral degree from the United States Sports Academy. Peterson earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with an emphasis in health and fitness in 2014. The Academy’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year, Peterson began his work as an assistant professor of kinesiology at Cedarville University shortly after his retirement from the Navy. Now, Peterson has used his education and his faith-focused lifestyle to write two textbooks that are in use at Cedarville: A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning (2018) and his latest work A Christian Guide to Body Stewardship, Diet and Exercise (2021), which was [...]

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Kris MacPhee Uses Academy Master’s Degree in Work for Hockey Organization in Canada

2021-06-08T13:39:28-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Former professional hockey player and United States Sports Academy alumnus Kris MacPhee was recently hired as the technical director for Hockey PEI in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. A native of Clyde River, Nunavut, MacPhee earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2010 while working in the hockey field in Prince Edward Island. “My Academy degree has helped me in almost every aspect of my professional career,” MacPhee said. “I truly can’t say enough about how much they prepared me for the many challenges and opportunities in this career. “I thoroughly enjoyed all of my courses at the Academy. The courses were interesting, flexible in delivery, and ultimately provided me with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the [...]

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Dr. Greg Bonds, JSU Senior Associate AD and Academy Alumnus, Elected into Sports Hall of Fame

2021-06-08T13:33:25-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Jacksonville State University (JSU) senior associate athletic director and United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Greg Bonds was recently elected to the Marshall County (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame (MCSHOF). A graduate and former letterman in basketball and football at Douglas High School in Marshall County, Bonds was formally inducted into the MCSHOF in June at the Hall’s annual banquet at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Bonds holds a Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy, which he earned in 2016 while working within the JSU athletic department. “The educational experience I received at the United States Sports Academy enhanced my professional career,” Bonds said. “My involvement with intercollegiate athletics spans over 25 years. The Academy helped broaden my knowledge base while strengthening my leadership skills, scholarly [...]

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Academy President and Alumnus Dr. T.J. Rosandich Earns High Profile Appointments

2021-06-08T13:25:57-05:00June 8th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, who is also an alumnus of the institution, recently earned a pair of high profile appointments that will boost the Academy’s role on the international stage in the coming years. Prior to being named president and CEO in 2015, Rosandich served the Academy as vice president, chief operating officer, and as a faculty member and employee for decades. He is also an Academy alumnus, having received both his Master of Sports Science (M.S.S.) degree in Sports Management (1989) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Sports Management (1999). Rosandich was named the Academy’s 1994 Alumnus of the Year for his contributions to the institution, primarily through his work on behalf of the Academy in its international projects. Bahrain General [...]

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

2021-06-03T14:27:02-05:00June 3rd, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy is pleased to announce online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of May, featuring 12 candidates from nine 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 June 2021. Male nominees are Egan Bernal, cycling, Colombia; Ryan Crouser, shotput, United States; Phil Mickelson, golf, United States; Rafael Nadal, tennis, Spain; Fernando Tatis Jr., baseball, Dominican Republic; and Damian Warner, decathlon, Spain. Female nominees are Dina Asher-Smith, athletics, Britain; Simone Biles, gymnastics, United States; Beatrice Chebet, athletics, Kenya; Taylor Knibb, triathlon, United States; Benedetta Pilato, swimming, Italy; and Iga Świątek, tennis, Poland. Each [...]

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Academy President Appointed by Royal Decree to Board of Directors of Bahrain General Sports Authority

2021-06-04T11:54:25-05:00June 1st, 2021|

Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich Furthering his lifelong interest in sport, His Majesty The King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Kingdom of Bahrain issued a royal decree on 13 May 2021 establishing the Kingdom’s General Sports Authority (GSA), which will be affiliated with the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS). The GSA Board of Directors will work under the supervision of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, who is the First Deputy President of SCYS, President of Bahrain General Sports Authority and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee. In a move that will bolster the United States Sports Academy’s longtime relationship with the island nation in the Middle East, President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich has been appointed by royal decree to [...]

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International Esports Leader Vlad Marinescu Receives Academy Honorary Doctorate During Virtual Presentation

2021-05-25T10:53:50-05:00May 25th, 2021|

International Esports movement leader Vlad Marinescu received an Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy during a recent virtual presentation that was livestreamed to a global audience. Click here to watch the full presentation video Each year as part of its Awards of Sport program, the Academy presents its Honorary Doctorate to a person who has made outstanding contributions to sport and to society. Marinescu is the President of both the International Esports Federation (IESF) and the United States Esports Federation. He also serves as the chief media and marketing officer for the International Judo Federation. He previously served as the Director General of SportAccord, which would later become the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the umbrella organization for all international sports federations. The presentation was held [...]

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Vanderbilt Baseball’s Tim Corbin Receives Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

2021-05-25T09:43:24-05:00May 25th, 2021|

Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin was presented the Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award before his team played a home game in Nashville by Academy Trustee and University of Tennessee Athletics Director Emerita Joan Cronan. Vanderbilt University baseball coach Tim Corbin has received the United States Sports Academy’s 2020 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award in recognition of his successful tenure leading the Commodores to a pair of national championships (2014, 2019) and more than 750 wins in 19 seasons in Nashville. Corbin was presented the award in Nashville, Tenn., before his Commodores baseball team played a home game on the Vanderbilt campus by Academy Trustee and University of Tennessee Athletics Director Emerita Joan Cronan. The presentation had been held in abeyance since 2020 due to COVID-19 social distancing [...]

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Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich Elected VP for North America of International Sport For All Federation

2021-06-02T08:48:09-05:00May 20th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich was unanimously voted to serve as the Vice President of North America for the International Sport For All Federation (FISpT) during its virtual general assembly meeting in May. In addition to the Vice President role, Rosandich will also serve as a member of the FISpT Board of Directors. The Academy President will participate in the organization’s next meeting in November 2021 in Milan, Italy, which will coincide with the annual meeting of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS), of which he is also a member of the Commission for Youth, Culture and Education. The President of FISpT is Prof. Franco Ascani who also serves as the President of FICTS, an international organization which promotes the universal idea of culture [...]

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Golfers Matsuyama, Tavatanakit Named Academy April Athletes of the Month

2021-05-17T13:24:08-05:00May 17th, 2021|

A pair of golf champions were voted the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after their performances on the world stage in the month of April. Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit earned the honors after both golfers made history at their respective events. Matsuyama shot a 10-under 278 to win The Masters title in Augusta, Ga., on 11 April 2021. Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a golf major. Tavatanakit shot an 18-under 270 to capture a 2 stroke victory over New Zealand’s Lydia Ko at the ANA Inspiration in California on 4 April 2021. Tavatanakit’s 18-under score was just one shot shy of Dottie Pepper’s 19-under record held since 1999. She is the first rookie to win the event since American Juli Inkster [...]

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