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

2021-12-02T14:44:12-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Worldwide online voting is now open for the United States Sports Academy’s November Athlete of the Month ballot, 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, 9 December 2021. Male nominees are Canelo Alvarez, boxing, Mexico; Leon Draisaitl, hockey, Germany; Hassan Haskins, football, United States; Jacob Kiplimo, running, Uganda; Ilya Shymanovich, swimming, Belarus; and Alexander Zverev, tennis, Germany. Female nominees are Erin Jackson, speed skating, United States; Peres Jepchirchir, running, Kenya; Garbine Muguruza, tennis, Spain; Alysia Rissling, monobob, Canada; Mikaela Shiffrin, alpine skiing, United States; and Kamila Valieva, figure skating, Russia. Each month, the public is invited to participate [...]

United Arab Emirates Visit Important Part of Academy President’s Middle East Trip

2021-11-30T13:33:01-06:00November 30th, 2021|

HE Eisa Hilal Al-Hazami, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, discussed sport education programs with Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich. During a recent trip to the Middle East, Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich visited with sport and education leaders in the United Arab Emirates to discuss sport development efforts in that nation. The President met with HE Eisa Hilal Al-Hazami, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, to discuss how sports organizations can stay current with in-service training programs. Over the years, the Academy has played a role in the development of sport efforts in the UAE. The Academy has delivered its International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) and International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) programs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to various groups and has also worked with [...]

Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich Discusses Sport Development Efforts in Bahrain on Middle East Trip

2021-11-30T14:13:58-06:00November 30th, 2021|

United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich bolstered the institution’s reach in the Middle East during a recent visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. In Bahrain, His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain, met with Rosandich to discuss sport development in the island nation in the Middle East. Earlier in 2021, Rosandich was appointed by royal decree to the Board of Directors of the GSA – a group charged with furthering the development of the Kingdom’s national sport effort. Mohammed Al-Nusuf, CEO of the Bahrain National Olympic Committee, discussed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national sport effort with Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich. The President spent considerable time talking about programs and projects with [...]

Common App Makes Finding United States Sports Academy Easier for Incoming Freshmen, Transfer Students

2021-11-30T10:31:28-06:00November 30th, 2021|

Applying to college can be tedious and stressful for students and their parents – and especially so for students seeking a degree that could land them a job in the sport profession. That’s why the United States Sports Academy has joined the Common App, an online college search platform that helps streamline the application process for first-time and transfer students. The Common App is a non-profit organization representing 900 institutions of higher education. The platform connects applicants and their support network to a wide array of public and private colleges and universities in all 50 states and 20 countries. The Academy offers a unique Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) degree program with 100 percent online courses so students can complete their studies at any time from any place. Incoming freshmen [...]

Sport Artists of the Year Brian Fox, Sergey Eylanbekov Honored by United States Sports Academy

2021-11-30T10:56:57-06:00November 30th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy introduced its 2021 Sport Artists of the Year to the public during a ceremony on the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala., in November. Prolific sports painter Brian Fox and renowned sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov were on hand to receive the Sport Artist of the Year Awards during the program. Academy Art Committee chair Nancy Raia presented Fox with his award, while Trustee Jack Scharr presented Eylanbekov’s award during the ceremony. Fox donated a giclee print featuring NFL quarterback Tom Brady – titled “The GOAT” – to the Academy that is now on permanent display at the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Eylanbekov, a two-time Sport Artist of the Year honoree, also has works on permanent display at ASAMA. His “Venus and Mars” sculptures are [...]

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, WNBA Star Kahleah Copper Named Academy October Athletes of the Month

2021-11-17T09:08:45-06:00November 17th, 2021|

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs and WNBA star Kahleah Copper are the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after online voters worldwide recognized their achievements on the world stage in the month of October. Burroughs won his fifth world title after defeating Iran’s Mohammad Ashghar Nokhodilarimi for gold in the 79 kg weight class at the World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway, on 4 October 2021. Burroughs joined John Smith – who won two Olympic titles and four world titles – as the most successful wrestlers in U.S. history. The Chicago Sky guard, Copper averaged 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2 assists in the postseason and earned WNBA Finals MVP honors after scoring 21, 15, 22, and 10 points in the championship series sweep for the Sky against the [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2021-11-16T10:01:14-06:00November 16th, 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 Fritz W. Stoppelbein (Navarre, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Bachelor’s Graduates Leslie A. Campbell (Springfield, Ohio) – B.S.S. Sports Strength and Conditioning Matt S. Foster (East Troy, Wisc.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Patricia A. Maldonado (Fayetteville, N.C.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies

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

2021-11-05T10:59:18-05:00November 5th, 2021|

Worldwide online voting is now open for the United States Sports Academy’s October Athlete of the Month ballot, featuring 12 candidates from eight 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, 11 November 2021. Male nominees are Bashir Abdi, marathon, Belgium; Jordan Burroughs, wrestling, United States; Kyle Chalmers, swimming, Australia; Tyson Fury, boxing, England; Benson Kipruto, marathon, Kenya; and Tom Shields, swimming, United States. Female nominees are Dina Averina, rhythmic gymnastics, Russia; Kahleah Copper, basketball, United States; Kalkidan Gezahegne, athletics, Bahrain; Letesenbet Gidey, athletics, Ethiopia; Diana Kipyokei, marathon, Kenya; and Helen Maroulis, wrestling, United States. Each month, the public is invited to participate in [...]

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Sport Artists of the Year Brian Fox, Sergey Eylanbekov Featured Guests at the Academy’s Annual Awards of Sport Program

2021-11-03T08:47:11-05:00November 3rd, 2021|

The public is invited to attend as the United States Sports Academy introduces its 2021 Sport Artists of the Year and unveils a work of sport art on its Daphne, Ala., campus, on Thursday, 11 November 2021. Prolific sports painter Brian Fox and renowned sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov will be on hand to receive the Sport Artist of the Year – Zhenliang He Culture Awards during the program. The ceremony is free and open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November 2021. The Academy’s campus is located at One Academy Drive in Daphne, Ala. A reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres will follow. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at (251) 626-3303 or email communications@ussa.edu, but reservations are not required. The Academy had planned to recognize [...]

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Academy Donates Nine Boxes of Text Books to Philippine Sport Institute

2021-10-26T11:23:56-05:00October 26th, 2021|

The United States Sports Academy is committed to broadening educational opportunities and strengthening knowledge of sport around the world, and that’s why it recently donated nine boxes of textbooks to the Philippine Sports Institute in Manila. The textbooks cover a wide range of sport education topics including sports coaching, law for recreation and sports management, sport technology, sports marketing, coaching philosophy, social media, sport nutrition, ethics, and more. The Academy has a long history in the Republic of the Philippines, having delivered certification programs there in the early 1980s. The Academy is also working with its education partners in the Philippines on ways to deliver additional post-secondary, non-degree, sport education programs there. Founded 50 years ago, the Academy has delivered quality sport education and service programs in 67 countries around [...]

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Sprinter Fred Kerley, Tennis Player Emma Raducanu Named Academy September Athletes of the Month

2021-10-19T09:44:36-05:00October 19th, 2021|

American sprinter Fred Kerley and British tennis player Emma Raducanu are the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month after their achievements on the world stage in the month of September. Kerley became the first man to win Diamond League 100, 200, and 400 races after posting a time of 9.94 in the 100 meters on 3 September 2021. Kerley held off American compatriots Trayvon Bromell and Michael Norman in the race. Raducanu became the first-ever qualifier to win a tennis Grand Slam title after she defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open in New York on 11 September 2021. Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977. The second place finisher on the men’s side [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2021-10-13T13:50:18-05:00October 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 Graduates Dr. James J. Moore (Hillsboro, Kan.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership specialization, with honors Dr. John T. Pagliasotti III (Weatherford, Okla.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Theory emphasis, Sports Leadership specialization, with honors Dr. Lorenzo Guess (East Lansing, Mich.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership specialization

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