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Tigar Woods and Naomi Osaka

Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka Named United States Sports Academy September Athletes of the Month

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American golfer Tiger Woods and Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for September. Woods shot an 11-under 269 to win the season-ending PGA Tour Championship tournament in Atlanta, Ga., on 23 September 2018. It was the first professional tournament win for Woods in more than five years and his 80th career PGA win. Osaka defeated American Serena Williams in straight sets…

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The Academy Recognizes Summer 2018 Honor Roll Students

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United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 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 Danielle Adkins – Charlotte, N.C. – Sports Management Jed Smith – Cedar Falls, Iowa…

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Daphne Father and Son Enjoy Regular Visits to Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Daphne, Ala., resident Rick May and his son, Tommy, are regular visitors to the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Rick May said the pair visits ASAMA at least once every month because he wants to share his love of sport and art with his son. The Mays recently visited ASAMA and posed in front of Rick’s favorite piece in the museum,…

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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. Christopher Bruce Bell (Duluth, Minn.) –…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for September

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for September and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from eight 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 Bradstock Named to Chair New Olympic Art Committee

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On the heels of his participation in a historic art project at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock of Atlanta has been named to chair the newly formed Art Committee of the World Olympic Association (WOA). The WOA is an organization that works with the 148 National Olympians Associations (NOAs) around the world. The organization is teaming up with Olympian artists to enhance the role of art…

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United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Brandon Spradley Promoted to Chair of Sports Management

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Brandon Spradley has been promoted to chair of sports management at the United States Sports Academy. Academy faculty members are promoted based on years of service as well as their performance and publication record. Spradley previously served as director of sports management.  He has served the Academy through his teaching, research and outreach, and has been especially involved in the Academy’s efforts to address the issue of concussion in sports. “During…

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Academy Seeks Instructors for Exciting International Teaching Assignments

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is seeking instructors to take part in short-term and long-term international teaching projects in exciting locations around the world. The Academy needs qualified faculty to teach sport-related courses for various upcoming dates as early as November 2018 and throughout 2019. Instructors selected to teach in these programs can expect reasonable compensation in addition to round-trip airfare, housing, food and transportation while on assignment.  Depending upon assignment, breaks…

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Academy President Visits Sport Education Partners Across the Globe

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently made a month-long tour of Asian nations calling on the Academy’s sport education partners and developing new relationships for collaborative international sport education. Rosandich met with education, sport and governmental leaders in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, all countries where the Academy has conducted sport instruction, research and outreach programs in some cases spanning decades. “These trips are very beneficial as they allow the…

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Thailand Students at United States Sports Academy

Thai Students Visit Academy Campus as Part of Sports Study Tour

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The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding certification program to provide advanced sport education to students in Thailand continued recently as two groups of Thai students visited the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala. The post-secondary, non-degree programs in Bangkok are designed to prepare people in Thailand for careers in coaching and related athletic professions. The International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program includes a wide range of coaching and related administrative skills, while the International Certification…

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Public Invited as United States Sports Academy Introduces 2018 Sport Artists of the Year

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The public is invited as the United States Sports Academy introduces its 2018 Sport Artists of the Year in a special art show and reception that is part of its 34th Annual Awards of Sport program, a celebration of sport and art and “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November 2018, on the Academy’s…

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Novak Djokovic and Simone Biles

Novak Djokovic, Simone Biles Named United States Sports Academy August Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and American gymnast Simone Biles have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for August. Djokovic became the first player ever to win all nine Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 events in a career with a win against Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the Cincinnati Masters final on 19 August 2018 in Ohio. Djokovic won 6-4, 6-4 and became…

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