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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Brandon Spradley

Academy Alumnus Dr. Brandon Spradley Promoted to Chair of Sports Management

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Brandon Spradley has been promoted to chair of sports management at the 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 Dr….

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Adam Reeb

Reeb Says Academy’s Online Education Advanced Collegiate Tennis Coaching Career

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New Colby College men’s and women’s tennis head coach Adam Reeb said his United States Sports Academy master’s education was practical and helpful as he advanced in the collegiate coaching ranks. Reeb, who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports studies from the Academy in 2010, was recently hired by NCAA Division III Colby College in Maine after spending the previous three years in the same position at Seattle (Wash.) University. “The Academy…

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Byron Cunningham

Academy Alumnus Byron Cunningham Promoted to Director of Rehabilitation for Los Angeles Rams

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Byron Cunningham has been promoted to director of rehabilitation and assistant athletic trainer for the award-winning athletic training program of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Cunningham, who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports medicine from the Academy in 2002, spent the previous eight seasons as a physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer for the Rams. In his new role, Cunningham is responsible…

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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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Retention Coordinator

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Coordinator of all retention efforts for Academy’s online programs, including faculty and student services efforts. Manages the student-orientation course and coordinates all retention reports. Evaluates student progress in courses and academic programs. Works as an advisor, mentor, and coach to a large caseload of advisees and instills a sense of excitement and success regarding graduation. Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Position Develop an annual retention plan as part of strategic enrollment management process. Identify priorities,…

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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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