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Rafael Nadal and Katie Ledecky

Rafael Nadal, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy May Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and American swimmer Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Nadal defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Italian Open in Rome on 20 May 2018. Nadal regained the world’s top ranking for men’s tennis with the victory. Ledecky broke her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle by five seconds with…

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Academy Invites Public to See Olympic Art, Memorabilia for ‘Olympic Day’

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DAPHNE, Ala. – As the world celebrates Olympic Day on 23 June, the United States Sports Academy invites the public the week before to visit its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), home to a large collection of Olympic memorabilia and art from world renowned painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. Olympic Day is a worldwide annual celebration in recognition of the Modern Olympic Games. More than 160 countries take part in Olympic Day, which was…

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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. Master’s Graduates Michael J. Raia (Fairhope, Ala.) – M.S.S….

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for May

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for May 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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Academy Trustee, Art Committee Member Selected for International Niagara Falls Exhibit

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  DAPHNE, Ala – A United States Sports Academy trustee and a member of the Academy’s Art Committee have both been selected for a prestigious international art exhibition at Niagara Falls to emphasize the importance of global access to clean drinking water. Susan N. McCollough and B’Beth Weldon are among 37 artists selected from 18 countries for the exhibit “Water for Life,” which runs through 9 September at the Niagara Falls History Museum in Niagara…

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Mobile Resident Donates LeRoy Neiman Olympic Art Posters to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently received a donation of three LeRoy Neiman Olympic art posters to its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), expanding one of the museum’s most popular collections among visitors. The posters, which feature the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, were donated to ASAMA by Mobile, Ala., resident Harry R. Fisher. The posters feature swimming and gymnastics and were distributed by Fisher’s former employer, ARAMARK, to commemorate the…

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Dr. Robert Goldman Appointed to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

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DAPHNE, Ala. – President Donald Trump recently appointed United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the council engages, educates and empowers Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles with regular exercise and good nutrition. The council was founded in 1956 and promotes these ideals to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. “Being…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Receives NACDA 2018 James J. Corbett Memorial Award

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CLEVELAND — The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced that former University of Tennessee (UT) Women’s Athletics Director and NACDA Past President Joan Cronan has been selected as the recipient of the 52nd James J. Corbett Memorial Award, the highest honor one can achieve in collegiate athletics administration. Cronan served as NACDA President in 2008-09. She will be honored at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon sponsored by Under Armour on Friday, June 29, in conjunction…

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Gift Sculpture of Famous Caddie Now Greets Visitors to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A life-sized sculpture of one of the most famous caddies in golf history now greets visitors to the United States Sports Academy thanks to a recent donation to the institution’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Donated to ASAMA by Jupiter, Fla., real estate professional, golfer and artist Cary Lichtenstein and sculpted by renowned artist Clyde Ross Morgan, the bronze caddie – titled “Keep Yer Eye on the Ball” – was…

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Academy Faculty Member, Student Tackle Immigration Issues Related to Sports in International Journal

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A United States Sports Academy faculty member and doctoral student recently teamed up on an article published in the Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal that investigates the psychology of immigration as it relates to the world of sports. Academy Chair of Recreation Management Dr. Rodney Blackman and doctoral teaching assistant Wanyi Tang wrote the article “Unpackaging the Psychology of Immigration” for the journal, which is published by Juniper Publishers in Simi…

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United States Sports Academy Faculty Teach in Thailand, China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding international programs are continuing as the institution has instructors teaching abroad in May and June in its post-secondary, non-degree programs in both Bangkok, Thailand, and Shanghai, China. In Bangkok, the Academy is conducting its International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) and International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) programs that have been in place for more than a decade. Both certification programs prepare participants for leadership roles…

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WKRG Ch. 5 Features United States Sports Academy’s Sport Education Programs

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The United States Sports Academy’s contributions to sport education recently were featured on on Mobile, Alabama’s WKRG-TV Ch. 5. Sports anchor Randy Patrick visited the campus to report on the Academy’s online sport education programs and its long-time contribution to sport education in the U.S. and around the world.  The story ran on 2 May 2018.  Click here to view the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s9DFybhTwc&feature=youtu.be.

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