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Corey Blake

Academy Online Sports Publications Offer Something for Everyone

By | News & Events

As the fall “back to school” season draws closer, it is a good time to remind everyone of two important free public services provided by the United States Sports Academy. The Academy offers as a free public service The Sport Journal online academic sport journal and The Sport Digest daily online blog of current topics in sports and sports “news you can use.”  These two online publications are collectively accessed more than 800,000 times per…

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United States Sports Academy Signs Agreement Extending Long-Time Education Program with Thailand

By | News & Events

DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding certification program to provide advanced sport education to prepare students in Thailand for careers in sport recently was extended with the signing of an agreement with sport leaders in Thailand to hold the program again in 2019. During a recent international tour of nations to connect with the Academy’s many educational partners around the world, Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich signed an agreement with…

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United States Sports Academy and Finnish Health and Wellness Company Sign Cooperative Agreement

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To view this press release in the original Finnish language, click here. DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has signed a cooperative agreement with the Finnish company ProFTraining Finland to provide educational opportunities to students in Finland seeking to work in the health and fitness field, as well as integrate the company’s health care techniques into Academy coursework. Under the new agreement, ProFTraining will be given exclusive rights to promote in Finland the…

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Artist Donates Original Painting of First Televised Olympics to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

By | News & Events

DAPHNE, Ala. – Local artist Robert Lord Zimlich recently donated an original painting, “First Televised Olympics,” to the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Zimlich presented the life-size assemblage to Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich. Zimlich said the painting is one in his latest in a series representing firsts in sports history, from Sumerian cave art of boxing to the present. The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were the…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

By | News & Events

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. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Alyssa B. Czarnecki (Topsfield, Mass.) –…

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Grant Watley

Academy Alumnus Grant Watley Named Cross Country, Track and Field Coach at Midland University

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Grant Watley said his Academy master’s degree taught him more than just the “x’s and o’s” of coaching, which he says has contributed to the advancement of his career by recently being named head cross country and track and field coach at Midland University in Fremont, Neb. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Watley earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching in 2011. He previously…

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Greg Walker

Academy Alumnus Named to Volleyball Coaching Team at Southern Cal

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy alumnus Greg Walker, whose volleyball coaching experience includes leading the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, has been named assistant men’s volleyball coach for the University of Southern California. Walker earned his Bachelor of Sports Science in sports coaching cum laude from the Academy in 2012 and served the past three years the head men’s volleyball coach at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut,…

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Kristene Kelly

Academy Alumna Dr. Kristene Kelly Named Senior Associate Athletics Director at Prestigious Dartmouth College

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran collegiate athletics administrator and United States Sports Academy doctoral alumna Dr. Kristene Kelly has been named the senior associate athletics director and Senior Woman Administrator at the prestigious Ivy League school Dartmouth College. Kelly started her work at Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., on 1 August 2018 after spending the previous two years as the athletics director at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. She has extensive experience in athletics administration at…

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Academy Mourns Loss of Nat Indrapana, a Key Figure in Thai Sports

By | News & Events

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Nat Indrapana, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a key figure in the development of sport in Thailand and Asia. Indrapana, who passed recently at age 80, served the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) as its vice-governor (1989-1996) and as a member of the SAT Board (2002-2006). For the past 12 years, the Academy and the SAT have partnered for a Memorandum…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for July

By | News & Events

DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for July and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from 10 countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month….

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Academy Sport Artist Charles Billich Meets with Pope, Will Paint Vatican Cityscape

By | News & Events

DAPHNE, Ala. – Two-time United States Sports Academy Sport Artist of the Year and world-renowned contemporary surrealist painter Charles Billich recently had an audience with Pope Francis and was commissioned to paint one of his famous cityscapes in honor of the Vatican City. Billich, one of the most famous and prolific living Australian painters, was named the Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year in 2013 and 1999, joining renowned painter Ernie Barnes as the only…

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Paavo Nurmi Marathon Founded by Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to Celebrate 50th Running

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DAPHNE, Ala. – One of the nation’s longest running marathons, founded by United States Sports Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, will soon celebrate its fiftieth running in Hurley, Wisc. Wisconsin’s longest continuously running marathon, the Paavo Nurmi Marathon is set for 11 August 2018. The race, always held on the second Saturday of August, winds through the area’s forests, fields, rivers and lakes and features accomplished distance runners, along with novice racers and…

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