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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Alumni Encouraged to Connect with Academy’s New LinkedIn Page for Job and Mentorship Opportunities, Stronger Ties with Academy and Peers

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If you need information to help you find a mentorship or a job in sport, or if you are interested in stronger ties to fellow alumni or to the Academy, the Academy strongly encourages you to connect today with our new LinkedIn page and group. Anyone who has completed at least one course is considered an alumnus and can connect. If you have already connected with the Academy through LinkedIn in the past, it is…

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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 Graduates Dr. Lisa Marie Ahearn (Auburn, Maine) –…

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Clint McAuley

United States Sports Academy Alumnus Clint McAuley Takes Reins of Bryan College Baseball Program

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Bryan College head baseball coach Clint McAuley said his United States Sports Academy education was “relevant, convenient, and practical” and helped him advance his career in the coaching profession. McAuley, who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2006, recently was named head baseball coach at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., after spending the previous seven seasons as associate head coach. The Bryan Lions compete…

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Richanna Lindo

Santa Fe College Associate AD Richanna Lindo Says Academy Master’s Aided Her Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Santa Fe College associate athletic director Richanna Lindo said the United States Sports Academy’s online approach and sports-only master’s degree program suited her needs after she entered the workforce with a bachelor’s degree. A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Lindo earned her Master of Sports Science degree in sports management with an NCAA compliance emphasis in 2010, after she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in sports management and business administration from…

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Mike Vollmar

Academy Alumnus Mike Vollmar Named Senior Administrator for Kansas Jayhawks Football

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran college football administrator and United States Sports Academy alumnus Mike Vollmar has been named the senior associate athletic director for football administration at Kansas University. Vollmar has more than three decades of college football administration experience at the highest levels as part of some of the sport’s most storied programs at the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He has been part…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for August

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for August 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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Renowned Surgeon, Academy Faculty Member and Prolific Author Pens Book on “Victory in the Game of Life”

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“What does it take to become a champion?”  In his latest publication, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough answers this question and provides sage advice to competitors from all walks of life. McCollough is a member of the United States Sport’s Academy’s National Faculty and recipient of its 2015 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award. His wife, Susan McCollough, serves as an Academy trustee. In 2017 McCollough received his alma mater’s Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award. The…

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Academy Online Sports Publications Offer Something for Everyone

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As the fall “back to school” season draws closer, it is a good time to remind everyone of two important free public services provided by the United States Sports Academy. The Academy offers as a free public service The Sport Journal online academic sport journal and The Sport Digest daily online blog of current topics in sports and sports “news you can use.”  These two online publications are collectively accessed more than 800,000 times per…

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United States Sports Academy Signs Agreement Extending Long-Time Education Program with Thailand

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding certification program to provide advanced sport education to prepare students in Thailand for careers in sport recently was extended with the signing of an agreement with sport leaders in Thailand to hold the program again in 2019. During a recent international tour of nations to connect with the Academy’s many educational partners around the world, Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich signed an agreement with…

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