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Academy’s Geringer Serving as Reviewer for New Book on Sports Law, Ethics, Integrity

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer is serving as a pre-publication reviewer for a new book on sports law, ethics and integrity. Geringer is reviewing the chapter on sports business and global sport governance for the upcoming text book, “Law, Ethics and Integrity in the Sports Industry,” under development by Hershey, Pa., publisher IGI Global, a leading international academic publisher of reference books, journals, encyclopedias, and teaching…

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Academy Mourns Loss of Faculty Member and Alumnus Dr. Robert Stinchcomb

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of Dr. Robert A. “Bob” Stinchcomb, an Academy alumnus and non-resident faculty member who passed away on April 14, 2018, at age 59. Stinchcomb earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with a sports leadership specialization from the Academy in 2014 and was chair of Sport Management at Shorter University in Rome, Ga., simultaneously serving on the Academy’s non-resident faculty, a group of…

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Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock Featured in Historic Art Event at Pyeongchang Olympics

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock of Atlanta, a two-time Olympian, recently took part in his third Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Only this time, the javelin thrower did so as a painter taking part in the historic “Olympic Art Project.” Bradstock was one of four former Olympians who brought the Olympic values to life through art by coming together with athletes for the project. It…

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Michael Norman, Arike Ogunbowale Named United States Sports Academy March Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – University of Southern California sprinter Michael Norman and University of Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for March. Norman broke the 400-meter world indoor record on 10 March 2018 at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. Norman’s time of 44.52 seconds eclipsed Kerron Clement’s 13-year old record of 44.57 seconds. Ogunbowale scored…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country and the world.

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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. Betsy J. Conaty (Monticello, N.Y.) –Ed.D….

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United States Sports Academy to Help Philippines Enhance National Sport Effort

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has signed an agreement to work with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to enhance the national sport effort in the island nation. Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich signed the agreement with PSC Chair William “Butch” Ramirez with members of the PSC delegation and Academy faculty and Trustees present during a recent visit by the delegation to the Academy campus in Daphne. The agreement marks the…

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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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Nick Foles, Chloe Kim Named United States Sports Academy February Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and American snowboarder Chloe Kim have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for February. Foles was named the MVP of Super Bowl LII as he completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdown passes and one touchdown catch as the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis, Minn., on 4 February 2018. Kim, 17, became…

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