Summer 2020 Semester Honor Roll Students

2021-05-11T13:37:35-05:00May 11th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 2020 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade-point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral President’s List Lloyd Rogers Jillian L. Rosandich Steven B. Wachs Doctoral Dean’s List Paul D. Garza Thadeus V. Jackson Cheryl L. Tabone Master’s President’s List Rich J. Campbell John Mabee Cameron J. Prather Andrew A. Ward Master’s Dean’s List Brittani S. Keaton Austin R. Spainhour Chad Tuszkiewicz Bachelor’s President’s List Diego Real Ashley Schnorf Bachelor’s Dean’s List Elena Anderson Triston Patrick Alex J. Powell Mark A. Shufford Jack E. Simmons [...]

Vanderbilt’s Dr. Kristene Kelly Receives Academy’s 2020 Alumna of the Year Award

2021-05-11T13:25:57-05:00May 11th, 2021|

A sports administrator with one of the most diverse resumes in the collegiate ranks, Dr. Kristene Kelly has received the United States Sports Academy’s 2020 Alumna of the Year award during a ceremony on the campus of Vanderbilt University. Kelly, an Academy doctoral degree holder, joined the Vanderbilt University athletic department in 2020 as the deputy athletic director for internal affairs, senior woman administrator, and member of the department’s executive team. She is also the athletic department’s liaison to the Title IX office and to the Dean of Students. Kelly was presented her award in Nashville, Tenn., during a Vanderbilt University baseball game by Academy Trustee and University of Tennessee Athletics Director Emerita Joan Cronan. In addition, Cronan presented the Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award to Vanderbilt baseball coach [...]

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

2021-05-07T09:32:44-05:00May 7th, 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 April, featuring 12 candidates from nine countries who made an impact in their sport during the month. Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 13 May 2021. Male nominees are Ronald Acuña, baseball, Venezuela; Jared Butler, basketball, United States; Stephen Curry, basketball, United States; Brad Marchand, hockey, Canada; Hideki Matsuyama, golf, Japan; and Stafanos Tsitsipas, tennis, Greece. Female nominees are Ashleigh Barty, tennis, Australia; Ruth Chepngetich, athletics, Kenya; Haley Jones, basketball, United States; Jade Jones, taekwondo, Great Britain; Madison Lilley, volleyball, United States; and Patty Tavatanakit, golf, Thailand. Each month, the public is invited to participate [...]

Sports Marketing Course Taught by Academy Faculty Launches in Barcelona

2021-04-27T08:58:59-05:00April 27th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy has teamed up with GBSB Global Business School to provide an online, instructor facilitated sports marketing course to students at the Barcelona-based institution. The 10-week post-secondary, non-degree sports marketing course is being taught by the Academy’s director of doctoral studies Dr. Fred Cromartie and chair of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley. The course launched this month and covers sport marketing principles and the elements of the marketing mix. Topics include advertising, promotions, pricing, sponsorships, and market segmentation. The Academy in 2020 agreed to work with GBSB Global Business School to teach its world renowned post-secondary, non-degree sport education programs to students there utilizing computer mediated technology. The Academy is an acknowledged leader in the field having first placed its courses completely online more than 25 [...]

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Figure Skaters Nathan Chen, Anna Shcherbakova Named Academy March Athletes of the Month

2021-04-27T08:43:13-05:00April 23rd, 2021|

A pair of figure skaters were voted the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after their performances at the world figure skating championships in Stockholm, Sweden in March. American Nathan Chen and Russia’s Anna Shcherbakova won the honors after winning world titles at the event. Chen captured his third consecutive world figure skating title at the event and has won 13 titles in the last three seasons. He is the first U.S. man since 1984 Olympic champion Scott Hamilton to win three consecutive world titles. Chen is the two-time reigning United States Sports Academy Male Athlete of the Year. Shcherbakova won the women’s overall world figure skating title at the event after landing seven clean triple jumps in her free skate performance to seal the win with a [...]

Academy’s Sports Management Degrees Earn Landmark ACBSP Accreditation

2021-04-21T15:51:11-05:00April 21st, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy hit another historic landmark in its nearly half-century of delivering high quality sports education programs as it became the first sports university to earn accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Founded in 1972, the Academy – known around the world as America’s Sports University – offers ACBSP accredited sports management degrees in its Bachelor of Sports Science and Master of Sports Science programs. In addition, the Academy is the first and only school in the world with an ACBSP accredited doctoral degree in sports management.  The ACBSP organization accredits business education programs around the world at more than 1,000 campuses. “The Academy is proud of this achievement marking the quality of the institution’s highly regarded sports management programs,” Academy President [...]

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Summer 2020 Semester Honor Roll Students

2021-04-13T14:37:44-05:00April 13th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 2020 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade-point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral President’s List Jared M. Bonvillain Emily J. Hall Jillian L. Rosandich Amy T. Stell Cheryl L. Tabone Ciara L. Taylor Jordan M. Vann Doctoral Dean’s List Nicole Daurio Miguel Garcia Almira Titre-Barnor Steven Wachs Master’s President’s List Sherri Branscombe Alison Daehling Anna Howey Adcock David H. Hubbart Cariana Karugireyo Nigel Mullan John J. Pantuosco James Poston Alexander Shortall Stephan Swimmer Master’s Dean’s List Aaron Ainsworth Brooke Alf Mark Bell John [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2021-04-13T11:11:46-05:00April 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. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Robert E. Estrada (Torrance, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, sports coaching emphasis, sports leadership specialization Dr. Lizette Goodloe (San Antonio, Texas) – Ed.D. Sports Management Master’s Graduates Nicholas D. Hastings (N. Richland Hills, Texas) – M.S.S. Sports Management, with highest honors Tyler J. Naunton (Baltimore, Md.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, with honors Bachelor’s Graduates Derrick A. Speas (Clemmons, N.C.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning, magna cum laude Steven B. Dirksen (Dover, Del.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching, cum laude Jason H. Cauley (Fountain, Colo.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Kainan A. Justiniano (Woodbourne, N.Y.) – [...]

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

2021-04-08T15:55:48-05:00April 8th, 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 March, featuring 12 candidates from seven countries who made an impact in their sport during the month. Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 15 April 2021. Male nominees are Nathan Chen, figure skating, United States; Mondo Duplantis, pole vault, Sweden; Billy Horschel, golf, United States; Kelechi Iheanacho, football (soccer), Nigeria; Jakob Ingebrigtsen, athletics, Norway; and Tadej Pogačar, cycling, Slovenia. Female nominees are Maame Biney, speed skating, United States; Jessie Diggins, cross-country skiing, United States; Yang Jiayu, race walking, China; Chloe Kim, snowboarding, United States; Anna Shcherbakova, figure skating, Russia; and Claressa Shields, boxing, United States. [...]

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Academy’s Robert Herron Presenting Abstract on Wheelchair Basketball at 2021 ACSM Virtual Conference

2021-03-23T11:26:41-05:00March 23rd, 2021|

Robert Herron The 2021 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting and World Congress will feature a presentation of an abstract prepared by United States Sports Academy faculty member Robert Herron. The ACSM meeting will be held online in June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Herron collaborated with scholars from Pacific Lutheran University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the abstract, titled “Tire Pressure’s Impact on Physiological and Performance Variables in Wheelchair Basketball Players.” The project investigated how wheelchair-tire pressure impacted physiological and performance variables in wheelchair basketball drills. Participants completed three experimental trails during which their wheelchair’s tire pressure was set at one of three levels. During each visit the participants completed a battery of common wheelchair basketball performance tests or [...]

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Academy Hosts ACBSP Accreditation Team for Virtual Site Visit

2021-03-23T16:12:47-05:00March 23rd, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy took the next step toward earning accreditation for its sports management degree programs after hosting a virtual site visit for a team from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), one of the world’s leading business school accreditors. In early 2019 the Academy became a candidate for accreditation from ACBSP, a leading organization offering accreditation services to business degree programs focused on teaching and learning. Becoming a candidate starts the accreditation process, and candidates must develop an action plan for meeting ACBSP’s standards and criteria. Last year the Academy hired a consultant to help guide the institution through the accreditation process. Following the recommendations from its ACBSP consultant Dr. Carlos Aquino and the completion of a self-study, the Academy welcomed an accreditation team [...]

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United States Sports Academy Ranked Among Alabama’s Best Universities by Intelligent.com

2021-03-18T09:36:45-05:00March 18th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy continues to earn praise for its sports education programs after being recognized as one of the top ranked colleges in the state of Alabama by Intelligent.com. According to the Academy’s Intelligent.com listing, the institution was also recognized as being the best school for sports education. In addition, its Master of Sports Science (M.S.S.) degree in sports management was ranked among the top 10 sports management graduate degrees in the country by the same site. For more information about the rankings and Intelligent.com, click here. For information about the Academy’s M.S.S. degree in sports management, click here. The Intelligent.com 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed hundreds of schools with [...]

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