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February Athlete of the Month Ballot Includes Some Heavy Hitters

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A total of 12 candidates – six male, six female – are on the ballot for the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month for February. Those chosen hail from across the globe, with many big names on the list, including Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, tennis superstar Novak Djokovic and speedskating standout Brittany Bowe.

One male and one female will be chosen the winners as decided by the public. So, feel free to cast your vote today on our website, and have your friends do the same.

The full ballot is listed, along with bios of what each athlete accomplished during the month of February. Voting will continue through March 20.

Academy, Track Association Partner on Continuing Education

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have partnered to allow coaches who have successfully completed the Technical Track & Field Coaching certification course (201 or 251) and/or any of the five Specialist Certification Courses of the Track & Field Academy to apply for and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Sports Academy. Read More

National Faculty Welcomes 4 into the Fold

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Dr. Veera Asher, Dr. Erwie Dong, Dr. Steven T. Lorick and Dr. David Kent Stotlar have been appointed to the Academy’s National Faculty and bring a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills to the table.

Asher has a fascinating background that includes strength and conditioning as well as opera singing, and has created a new approach to athletic form by aligning and optimizing posture, breath, voice, core and joint release. She holds a doctorate from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, a master’s from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia.

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Athletic, Educational Pursuits Push Nigerian Native to Doctorate Degree

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He was a man on a mission.

Blessed with the athletic ability to earn a spot on his country’s national soccer team, Totty O. Totty looked at his surroundings, thought about the prospects of playing professionally and determined exactly what he had to do.

“It was get an education,” the Nigerian native stated with an ever-present smile while visiting the United States Sports Academy February 12. “Put it this way, I always had it in the back of my head that an education was the way to go, and go as far as I could go. I mean, you leave the national team, you better have a plan and you better make it pay off.” Read More

Lindsey Vonn Breaks The World Record

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As far as comebacks go, Hollywood script doctors would have a hard time coming up with something better than what Lindsey Vonn has crafted in the snow the past two months.

Using the slopes in Lake Louise, Alberta; Val d’Isere, France; Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, and St. Moritz, Switzerland, as her canvas, the 30-year-old American authored a gem. Devastated by recurring knee injuries costing her a chance to compete in last year’s Sochi Winter Games, Vonn returned to the mountaintop of women’s skiing this winter in remarkably short order. Read More

People, Places and Programs

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People, Places and Programs

MAJOR PROGRAM EVENTS

Women’s Basketball Webinar-1300 (1 p.m.) 17 February: Gameday Atmosphere, Best Practices and Championship Updates

6th Oxford Education Research Symposium The Oxford Education research Symposium is accepting papers.  The Symposium will be held 16, 17, 18 March 2015 at the Oxford Union in Oxford, UK. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of education research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. The Oxford Conference is the 6th Oxford Education Research Symposium. Click Here for more information.

SHAPE America Conventions Atlanta, Jan. 18-21; Seattle, WA, March 17 – 21

Work in Sports Exhibition / Lausanne-Beaulieu 6-7 May 2015

Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) Athens, Greece 11-14 May 2015

The 15th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing and Social Aspects will be held in Athens, Greece, from 11-14 May 2015.

First European Games-Baku 12-28 June 2015

ECSS Malmo 20th Annual Congress Meeting 24-27 June 2015

13th ENSSEE FORUM | Rome, Italy, 9-11 September 2015
The 13th forum of the European Network of Sport Science, Education and Employment will take place at the University of Rome, Italy, from 9 to 11 September 2015.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Featured Artist: Hans Erni who continues touching lives with his creativity

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The years roll along, and Hans Erni continues to roll right along with them.

Less than two weeks away from his 106th birthday, the Swiss artist remains a fixture both in person and in spirit – the latter of which even the laws of science and physics likely won’t be able to test. His imprint from painting, sculpting and designing is that deep – especially in the world of sports.Hans-Erni-American-Football Read More

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Congratulations Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students begin their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest graduates.

Bachelor’s Students

Jason C Moberly (Mount Orab, OH)-BSS Sports Management

Master’s Students

Kristen R Franke (Enid, OK)-MSS Sports Studies

Kevin E Hall (Knoxville, TN)-MSS Sports Studies

Keith M Mauldin (Claude, TX)-MSS Sports Coaching

Caitlin M Meseroll (Arlington, VA)-MSS Sports Studies

Shawn R Roe-MSS (Cheyenne, WY)-Sports Medicine & MSS Sports Health & Fitness

Douglas Spurling (Kennebunkport, ME)-MSS Sports Health & Fitness

 

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