Olympic Themed Works by 2019 Sport Artist of the Year Steven Lester on Display at RobertKent Galleries

2021-07-21T16:52:55-05:00July 21st, 2021|

The works of American painter Steven Lester will be featured at an Olympic-themed exhibition at the RobertKent Galleries in Marietta, Ga., on Friday, July 23. Known for his paintings that depict action sports themes that resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral and emotional response, Lester was the United States Sports Academy’s 2019 Sport Artist of the Year. The show includes 13 narrative paintings of untold or under told Olympic stories. Lester’s particular style of ‘narrative’ art lends itself well to telling the unique stories of Olympic Athletes. “I see with my heart and I paint with my hands, but I always desire to provoke fascination, imagination and wonder,” Lester said. Lester was invited to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to present an exhibition of his Olympic-themed paintings [...]

Shohei Ohtani, Katie Ledecky Named Academy June Athletes of the Month

2021-07-19T12:06:11-05:00July 19th, 2021|

A baseball player having a historic season and a dominant swimmer were voted the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after their performances on the world stage in the month of June. Baseball rising star Shohei Ohtani of Japan and American swimmer Katie Ledecky took home the honors for the month. Los Angeles Angels two-way player Ohtani earned American League Player of the Month honors for June 2021 after batting .309/.423/.889 with 13 homeruns and winning two games as a pitcher with three quality starts. Ohtani’s 13 homers led the AL in the month and his .889 slugging percentage and 1.312 OPS led the majors. Ledecky won the women’s 800-meter freestyle race with a time of 8:14.62, the second fastest time in the world this year, and qualified [...]

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2021-07-13T11:02:02-05:00July 13th, 2021|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Because of the Academy’s rolling enrollments and flexible online learning options, degrees can be conferred upon graduates throughout the academic year. Master’s Graduate John Mabee (Clifton Park, N.Y.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, with honors Bachelor’s Graduate Jack E. Simmons (Tyler, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching

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

2021-07-08T14:23:33-05:00July 8th, 2021|

Worldwide online voting is now open for the United States Sports Academy’s June Athlete of the Month ballot, featuring 12 candidates from five 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, 15 July 2021. Male nominees are Ryan Crouser, athletics, United States; Novak Djokovic, tennis, Serbia; Caeleb Dressel, swimming, United States; Grant Holloway, athletics, United States; Shohei Ohtani, baseball, Japan; and Jon Rahm, golf, Spain. Female nominees areGiselle Juarez, softball, United States; Nelly Korda, golf, United States; Barbora Krejčíková, tennis, Czech Republic; Katie Ledecky, swimming, United States; Sydney McLaughlin, athletics, United States; and DeAnna Price, athletics, United States. Each month, the public is invited [...]

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Academy Won’t Raise Tuition for Second Consecutive Academic Year

2021-06-23T08:37:27-05:00June 23rd, 2021|

In a move recognizing the profound nature of the global economic disruption brought forth by the continued hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Sports Academy will not raise tuition for its undergraduate and graduate degree programs for the second consecutive academic year. The institution is also temporarily waiving application fees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels as the nation continues to recover from the economic impact of social distancing, business shutdowns, and hardship across the United States due to the pandemic. Please contact the Academy’s admissions team at 1-800-223-2668 or email admissions@ussa.edu for registration information. Find out more about the Academy’s tuition here: https://ussa.edu/admissions/cost/ The Academy’s degree programs feature a low and reasonable tuition rate, and the institution also pays for student textbooks and examination [...]

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United States Sports Academy Selected as Coaching Education Provider to Sport Authority of India

2021-06-23T08:18:11-05:00June 23rd, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy continues to expand its international reach after it received notification from the Sport Authority of India (SAI) that it was among several institutions empaneled as education partners with that nation’s National Institute of Sport. The announcement means that the Academy was selected by the SAI to design, develop, and deliver sports coaching and exercise science courses for India’s National Centre for Sports Coaching (NCSC), which was set up by the government of India and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports at Patalia, the premier sport educator in that nation. “The Academy has been engaged with a variety of Indian educational institutions in the development of sports education programs in that nation since 2008”, said Academy President and [...]

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Phil Mickelson, Simone Biles Named Academy May Athletes of the Month

2021-06-17T08:27:30-05:00June 17th, 2021|

A pair of legendary American athletes were voted the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after their performances on the world stage in the month of May. Golfer Phil Mickelson and gymnast Simone Biles earned the honors after both athletes made history at their respective events. Mickelson, 50, shot a 6-under 282 to win the PGA Championship in South Carolina on 23 May 2021 and became the oldest major tournament champion of all time. It was Mickelson’s sixth major victory which moved him to 12th all time. Biles made history as the first woman to perform a Yurchenko double pike vault in competition at the U.S. Classic event in Indianapolis on 22 May 2021. The Yurchenko double pike – a high-difficulty skill historically only done by men – [...]

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WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari Receives Academy’s Eagle Award

2021-06-10T09:29:15-05:00June 10th, 2021|

World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari, left, was presented the United States Sports Academy’s Eagle Award by Olympian Foundation President Dr. Liston Bochette III in June at the WBSC Baseball Americas Olympic Qualifier in Port St. Lucie, Fla. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari received the United States Sports Academy’s Eagle Award during a presentation before the start of the final WBSC Baseball Americas Olympic Qualifier between the United States and Venezuela in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Eagle Award is the Academy’s highest international honor and has been presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize that individual’s contributions in promoting international harmony, peace, and goodwill through the effective use of sport. The recipient of this award must have tempered strength with [...]

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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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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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