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Corey Blake

Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for March

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for March and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from six 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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Dr. Robert Goldman Receives Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors chairman Dr. Robert M. Goldman received the 2018 Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award from Arnold Schwarzenegger at the recent 30th anniversary celebration of the annual Arnold Sports Festival. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made notable contributions to the fitness industry and offered lifetime of service to the enhancement of sports performance and promotion. Goldman was recognized for his numerous contributions…

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Academy Faculty Teach in International Education Programs in Malaysia, Thailand

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy continues to provide sport education to students around the world with Dr. Phillip Capps and Dr. Bonnie Tiell, instructors from its National Faculty, recently teaching in Malaysia and Thailand. The Academy’s National Faculty is a group of highly qualified faculty who teach in the Academy’s international post-secondary non-degree education programs. An experienced sports educator, administrator and operations manager, Capps taught for the Academy in Malaysia as part…

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Academy Hosts Accreditation Reaffirmation Onsite Team

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The United States Sports Academy recently hosted the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Onsite Reaffirmation Committee as part of its 2018 10-Year Accreditation Reaffirmation. As America’s only freestanding accredited sports university, the Academy was first accredited in 1983. The institution’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2008. As part of the reaffirmation process, the Academy in September submitted comprehensive reports on institutional compliance toward a wide range of SACSCOC higher education…

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Sport Artist Rick Rush Collectors Donate Signed Prints to Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Two collectors of the work of world renowned sport artist and United States Sports Academy 2011 Sport Artist of the Year Rick Rush recently donated a large collection of his signed serigraphs to the collection of the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Michael and Donna McIntyre of Destin, Fla., recently donated 46 Rick Rush signed prints to ASAMA, where many will be put on display along with the Academy’s…

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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. Doctoral Graduates Dr. James E. Mattern (Lock Haven, Pa.)…

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Scott Garvis

Scott Garvis Uses Academy Master’s Degree in Role as High School Athletic Director

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Scott Garvis, who has worked as the athletics and activities director at Newton (Iowa) Senior High School for five years, will soon move into a similar position at Ankeny (Iowa) Centennial High School. Garvis earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2005. A native of Worthington, Minn., Garvis has more than 20 years of experience as a coach and athletics…

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Ernie McCook

Academy Graduate McCook Takes Reins of Successful Shepherd University Football Program

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DAPHNE, Ala. – After spending nearly two decades as an assistant football coach at one of NCAA Division II’s most successful programs, United States Sports Academy alumnus Ernie McCook has been promoted to head football coach at the same program. McCook spent 18 years as an assistant coach for the Rams of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., working his way up from position coach to offensive coordinator to assistant head coach for legendary coach Monte…

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Drew Richards

Academy Alumnus Drew Richards Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Assistant Basketball Coaches

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and University of North Carolina Pembroke (UNCP) men’s basketball associate head coach Drew Richards was recently recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the country. Richards was honored as one of the best assistant coaches in NCAA Division II by CoachStat.net, a website that uses analytical data to compile a comprehensive ranking of men’s basketball coaches in a variety of categories. CoachStat.net said the list,…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for February

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for February and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven 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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Fairhope Resident Donates Autographed LeRoy Neiman Tiger Print to American Sport Art Museum and Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A Fairhope resident has donated an autographed tiger print by famed sport artist LeRoy Neiman to the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Jeff Hosterman donated “Portrait of a Tiger” to the Academy, which honored Neiman with its 2007 Sport Artist of the Year Award. Neiman, credited by many as the inventor of contemporary sport art, died in 2012 at the age of 91. ASAMA has several…

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Academy National Faculty Member Mark Chay Named Chair of Singapore Olympic Athletes’ Commission

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United States Sports Academy National Faculty member and Singapore International Sports Academy (ISA) chief executive officer Mark Chay has been named chair of the Athletes’ Commission of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). A former Olympic swimmer, Chay, 36, has a history of success as an athlete and an athletic administrator. The former Singapore Sportsman and Sportsboy of the Year represented his home country in five editions of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, two Asian…

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