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Congratulations Graduates

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

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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 Graduate Dr. Alyssa B. Czarnecki (Topsfield, Mass.) –…

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Academy Mourns Loss of Nat Indrapana, a Key Figure in Thai Sports

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The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Nat Indrapana, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a key figure in the development of sport in Thailand and Asia. Indrapana, who passed recently at age 80, served the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) as its vice-governor (1989-1996) and as a member of the SAT Board (2002-2006). For the past 12 years, the Academy and the SAT have partnered for a Memorandum…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for July

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for July and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from 10 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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Academy Sport Artist Charles Billich Meets with Pope, Will Paint Vatican Cityscape

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Two-time United States Sports Academy Sport Artist of the Year and world-renowned contemporary surrealist painter Charles Billich recently had an audience with Pope Francis and was commissioned to paint one of his famous cityscapes in honor of the Vatican City. Billich, one of the most famous and prolific living Australian painters, was named the Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year in 2013 and 1999, joining renowned painter Ernie Barnes as the only…

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Paavo Nurmi Marathon Founded by Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to Celebrate 50th Running

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DAPHNE, Ala. – One of the nation’s longest running marathons, founded by United States Sports Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, will soon celebrate its fiftieth running in Hurley, Wisc. Wisconsin’s longest continuously running marathon, the Paavo Nurmi Marathon is set for 11 August 2018. The race, always held on the second Saturday of August, winds through the area’s forests, fields, rivers and lakes and features accomplished distance runners, along with novice racers and…

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United States Sports Academy Working in Adaptive Sports in Bahrain

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is continuing its longstanding relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain by teaching in a national program to help coaches there develop better skills in working with athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for an extensive teaching stint for a certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for Disabilities…

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Brooks Koepka and Meghan King

Brooks Koepka, Meghan King Named United States Sports Academy June Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American golfer Brooks Koepka and softball player Meghan King have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for June. Koepka became the first player in 29 years to repeat as U.S. Open champion with a win in the tournament at Shinnecock Hills in Long Island, N.Y., on 17 June 2018. Koepka shot a 1-over-par 281 to win the title. King was dominant pitching for Florida…

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The Academy Recognizes Spring 2018 Honor Roll Students

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United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Spring 2018 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 Christopher Ebner – Cibolo, Texas – Sports Management Jed Smith – Cedar Falls, Iowa…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for June

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for June and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven 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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Give Me 2 Minutes: LeBron Leaves Cleveland for Los Angeles

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DAPHNE, Ala. – In three new episodes of the United States Sports Academy’s “Give Me 2 Minutes,” Academy Director of Sports Management Dr. Brandon Spradley and Chair of Sports Coaching Dr. Bret Simmermacher discuss different aspects of basketball star LeBron James’ decision to leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The videos can be viewed at the following links: “LeBron to the Lakers?” “Does Luke Walton Have his Hands Full?” “Will…

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Academy Faculty Discuss Hottest Sport Topics in “Give Me 2 Minutes” Videos

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DAPHNE, Ala. – People wanting up-to-the-minute information and perspective on the sport world can take advantage of a new series of two-minute videos in which United States Sports Academy faculty members discuss current issues and major topics in sport. The series, called “Give Me 2 Minutes,” features Academy faculty addressing a wide range of important topics in sport.  Many of the fast-moving videos cover breaking sports news, while others focus on important longer-term themes.  For…

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Academy Faculty Member Dr. Sandra Geringer Presents on Student Financial Literacy at National Conference

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Recreation Management and Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer recently made a presentation on student financial literacy at a national conference of student affairs professionals. Geringer spoke at the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Assessment and Persistence Conference in Baltimore, Md. The conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality and developing persistence programming. Persistence relates to…

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