Boe, Sildaru Named United States Sports Academy January Athletes of the Month

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Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Boe and Estonian skier Kelly Sildaru have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January. Boe captured his 11th win of the season in the men’s pursuit event at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup in Italy on 26 January 2019. Boe moved closer to the single-season Biathlon World Cup win record of 14 in a season, currently held by France’s Martin Fourcade. Sildaru…

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Admissions Counselor

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Admissions Counselor to join our team. This position serves as an introduction/ambassador to the United States Sports Academy and requires a highly motivated professional with a proven track record. This individual will be responsible for providing accurate information to all prospects, applicants, students and alumni; assist in preparation and administration of overall marketing, recruitment and admissions planning; maintain confidential treatment of student records and…

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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. Bachelor’s Graduates Graciela Steidley (Porterville, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports…

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Academy Alumnus Dr. Brandon Spradley Writing Black History Articles on Figures from Mobile, Ala.

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In recognition of Black History Month, United States Sports Academy chair of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley is writing a series of historical pieces dedicated to former black athletes and coaches from Mobile, Ala., for the institution’s daily sports blog, The Sport Digest.   Spradley earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy. In 2013, Spradley partnered with the Mobile County Training School (MCTS) Alumni Association to capture the unsung stories…

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Fay Minor

Academy Alumna, Former Elite Basketball Player Fay Minor Earns Leadership Role at Hometown YMCA

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United States Sports Academy alumna Fay Minor was recently hired to be the Program/Sports Director at the YMCA in her hometown of Natchez, Miss. Minor, a former collegiate and professional basketball player, earned dual Master of Sports Science degrees in sports management and sports coaching from the Academy in 2010. She chose to pursue a graduate education from the Academy because the institution encourages everyone, male or female, to pursue careers in sport. “I love…

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Computer Network Technician

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking Network Technician to provide hands-on server and network configuration and support.  He/she will review and further document networking components and connections.  This person will have the responsibility for ensuring active networks and servers are secure and fully accessible to properly authenticated users.  The Technician will provide network administration operations and perform maintenance requests as well as desktop support for faculty and staff.  This person will work with staff…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for January

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for January 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. The online votes…

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Mercer University Professor Dr. Bill Holcomb Earns Academy’s 2018 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award

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Dr. Bill Holcomb, the founding director of the professional master’s program in athletic training at Mercer University, has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award. Holcomb is a professor at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and is an Academy alumnus, having earned a Master of Sports Science degree in sports medicine from the institution in 1988. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Berry…

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Yuzuru Hanyu, Simone Biles Named United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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The United States Sports Academy has named Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and American gymnast Simone Biles as the winners of its male and female Athlete of the Year awards for 2018.  Hanyu became the first man since 1952 to defend a Winter Olympics singles figure skating gold medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics in South Korea in February. Hanyu won with a total score of 317.85 to take gold in the event. Hanyu later…

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Academy 2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore Recognized as Distinguished Sportsman

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United States Sports Academy honoree Daniel A. Moore has added another honor to his already impressive list of accomplishments after having been named one of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Distinguished Sportsmen.   Moore will be recognized with the honor during the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s banquet in Birmingham in April. Moore is renowned for his photo-realistic paintings that depict pivotal moments in sports history. He has been widely recognized for his…

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Academy Continues Adaptive Sport Training Program in Bahrain

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The United States Sports Academy in 2019 is continuing its program to train physical education teachers and coaches in the Kingdom of Bahrain to better meet the needs of athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for the third time for an extensive teaching stint for a post-secondary, non-degree certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for…

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International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper Earns Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award

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After he played a key role in the success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, International Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian Franco Kasper has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award, the institution’s highest international honor. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize that individual’s contributions in promoting international harmony, peace, and goodwill through the effective use of sport. The…

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