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USSA Alumni Newsletter – June 2024

2024-06-10T09:35:01-05:00June 10th, 2024|

Meet the President: Dr. Steve CondonDr. Steve Condon has served as the third President and CEO at the United States Sports Academy since January of 2023. He is a longtime chancellor, university president, collegiate athletics director, coach, professor, and higher education leader. Dr. Condon has more than four decades of service to higher education institutions and a wealth of experience dedicated to academic and administrative change management through a student-centered philosophy. Prior to USSA, he served as the Chancellor of Carolina University in Winston Salem, NC. In his previous roles, Condon has demonstrated proven results in fundraising, enrollment, accreditation leadership, and academic program expertise in both online and hybrid programs, and the ability to build powerful teams and networks that result in dynamic university results. “The United States Sports [...]

USSA Alumni Newsletter – May 2024

2024-05-28T13:49:44-05:00May 16th, 2024|

Intercollegiate Athletics at the Academy The United States Sports Academy launched their first ever intercollegiate athletic team in the fall of 2023 with men’s soccer. This upcoming academic year, USSA will be home to five new intercollegiate sports teams, adding more opportunities for students to pursue their athletic passions. Among the new sports additions are baseball, softball, women's soccer, and men's and women's track and field. The university anticipates adding women’s volleyball and cross country for the 2025-2026 academic year. This expansion of USSA’s intercollegiate athletic program underscores the university's commitment to excellence in sports education, while allowing students to continue in their athletic careers. USSA Athletics has hired five highly successful coaches that have coached at the highest levels. From NAIA National Championship to Division I powerhouse coaches, USSA’s [...]

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USSA Awards Inaugural Thorpe and Summitt Scholarships to Athletes from Foley and Citronelle

2024-04-25T09:34:24-05:00April 25th, 2024|

Foley High School’s Aliyah Williams and Citronelle High School’s Brayden Helton are the first recipients of the United States Sports Academy’s inaugural Pat Summitt and Jim Thorpe Scholar Athlete Scholarships. Williams and Helton are the first students to receive the scholarships, which provide full tuition coverage to attend USSA for four years as they pursue their bachelor’s degrees. The students were selected from a pool of candidates who met a high academic standard and submitted 750-word essays detailing their plan to use their USSA degrees to become leaders in the sports profession. The scholarships are named in honor of Jim Thorpe, considered one of the greatest multi-sport athletes of the 20th century, and Pat Summitt, the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach. "I am immensely proud of Brayden Helton [...]

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Baker’s Helen Hendrix Named Scholar Athlete of the Year at USSA Event

2024-04-25T15:39:56-05:00April 23rd, 2024|

Baker High School’s Helen Hendrix was crowned the Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2023-24 school year at a banquet on the campus of the United States Sports Academy (USSA) in Daphne on April 22, 2024. Hendrix is a senior at Baker, she is captain of both the cross country and track and field teams. She has a 4.79 GPA, scored a 32 on the ACT and is ranked among the top 10 students in her graduating class. In addition to those accolades, Hendrix is also a member National Honor Society, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baker Ambassadors, Mu Alpha Theta, HOSA – Future Health Professionals, and a Crittenton Youth Ambassador. Hendrix plans to attend the University of South Alabama, where she will be part of the Honors [...]

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In Memoriam: USSA Mourns Loss of Longtime Board Chairman Campbell

2024-04-01T14:49:30-05:00April 1st, 2024|

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of its longtime Board of Trustees chairman Robert “Bob” Campbell, III, who passed away March 27, 2024, at the age of 81. Campbell served as USSA’s board chairman for the last 24 years and as a member of the board since 1993, serving all three university presidents. He was awarded the university’s Honorary Doctorate in May 2023 for his three decades of service. “Bob represented the very best of Champions in every way for the United States Sports Academy,” USSA president Dr. Steve Condon said. “Bob was loved and respected by the faculty, administration and Board of Trustees for his loyalty, work ethic, passion and integrity. He led by example and was a role model for so many future leaders. His [...]

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United States Sports Academy Offers Tuition Discount to Birmingham Southern Transfer Students

2024-03-28T09:30:42-05:00March 28th, 2024|

The United States Sports Academy family is saddened to hear about the impending closure of Birmingham Southern College, one of Alabama’s most historic institutions of higher education. As BSC students begin to search for a new college home, USSA is offering a 50% tuition discount for any BSC students who transfer here. Whether you want to study in person with us in Daphne, or if you’d prefer to study online, USSA has a program that can fit your needs and help you complete your degree. We offer specialized degree programs in sports management, sports coaching, sports exercise science, and sports studies. In addition, we are introducing a business administration degree at the bachelor’s level this fall. At USSA, we have intercollegiate sports teams that will begin play in the 2024-2025 [...]

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USSA Baseball Coach Mike Neal Attends MLB Spring Training

2024-03-07T17:16:45-06:00March 7th, 2024|

First-year United States Sports Academy head baseball coach Mike Neal recently traveled to Goodyear, Ariz., to attend spring training practices and games with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians. While there, Neal visited with Reds staff, attended pitching meetings, and watched bullpen sessions up close. He also watched as MLB bunting legend Brett Butler taught the art of small ball to the Reds players. “A few months ago, my long-time friend Derek Johnson (Reds pitching coach) invited me to come out and spend time at spring training,” Neal said.  “For the past 30-plus years I’ve been coaching during the spring seasons so this opportunity was never a reality." Neal's time spent with the Guardians spring training staff was also rewarding as the USSA Eagles baseball coach was able [...]

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USSA Women’s Soccer Nets ‘Pacey Striker’ Addyson Oliver as First Signee

2024-03-06T11:10:34-06:00March 6th, 2024|

United States Sports Academy women’s soccer coach Ray Leone called his first signee Addyson Oliver an “athletic and pacey striker” who will be a key part of building a successful program. Oliver is a senior striker at Mobile (Ala.) Christian School. She plans to study sports management in USSA’s bachelor’s degree program. “We are very excited to have Addy join us in this exciting venture of building our women's soccer program at USSA,” Leone said. “Addy is an athletic and pacey striker and I look forward to coaching her. The quality of Addy's character is exactly the kind we want to build the foundation of our program. Go Eagles and please welcome Addy and her Mom Lori to the USSA family.” She is the second athlete from Mobile Christian to [...]

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USSA Softball Fields First Signee, Infielder Hailey Vanbrimmer

2024-03-01T15:35:11-06:00March 1st, 2024|

The United States Sports Academy softball program made history when head coach Morgan Cinello signed Hailey Vanbrimmer, an infielder from Elberta, Ala., on the university’s Daphne campus on March 1. VanBrimmer is a 2021 graduate of Elberta High School and is a transfer from Spring Hill College in Mobile. At Elberta, Vanbrimmer finished the 2019 season ranked second in the nation in stolen bases with 68. As a senior, Vanbrimmer was selected to the Alabama North/South All-Star game. She was a 2019 All-State selection and an All-Region selection from 2017-2021. She is the university’s historic first softball signee. "I am thrilled to have Hailey as our first ever softball signee as well as the first female student-athlete to sign at USSA,” Cinello said. “Hailey comes from an incredible family and [...]

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Director of Student Information Systems

2024-05-28T10:54:46-05:00February 15th, 2024|

ABOUT USSA: The United States Sports Academy is a higher education institution located in Daphne, AL that specializes in the teaching of sport. Offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in sport coaching, sport performance, and sport management, USSA is a growing university for students to study and continue into the profession of sport. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: As the Director of Student Information Systems, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation, and management of all aspects related to student information systems within our educational institution. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, project management skills, and a deep understanding of student data management processes. You will lead a team dedicated to maintaining the integrity, security, and functionality of our student information systems while ensuring compliance [...]

USSA Students Recognized on Fall 2023 Honor’s List

2024-02-15T11:13:29-06:00February 15th, 2024|

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Fall 2023 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. Graduate President's List:  Steven Graulau Eric Mann Radenko Miskovic Richard Ponce Undergraduate President's List:  Bartholomew Doucet Amara Gilbert Alfred Greenwood Hannah Walasik Graduate Dean's List:  Jackson Barber Jamie Joss Seth Weister Undergraduate Dean's List:  Nada Alhussain Sammie Arnsdorff Austin Caporale Santos Cruz Saul Diaz Dylan Dickey Petra Felix Christopher Fletcher Jensen Gilligan Jeremy Henderson Anthony Lactaoen Kirven Lang Isaiah Lauzon Ramses Martinez Ryan McKenrick Henry McMurphy Julia Norris Gregory O'Toole-Bierals Adrial [...]

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USSA Signs Agreement to Help Shelton State Students Finish Bachelor’s Degrees

2024-02-01T10:44:08-06:00January 31st, 2024|

Shelton State Community College (SSCC) and the United States Sports Academy (USSA) have signed a Transfer Articulation Agreement aimed at creating a pathway for SSCC students with an associate degree who wish to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree from USSA. A signing event was held Tuesday, January 30, on SSCC’s Martin Campus. The new partnership will facilitate bachelor's degree attainment for students transferring from SSCC to a bachelor’s degree program at USSA. “Shelton State consistently works to secure transfer and job pathways for our students,” said Dr. Jonathan Koh, SSCC President. “This newest partnership with USSA gives our students an opportunity to explore exciting degrees and careers in sports, sports management, and other areas.” According to the terms of the agreement, USSA will accept credits for students [...]

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