DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy needs your help as it seeks nominations for the 2017 Awards of Sport program.

As “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete,” the Academy’s Awards of Sport program since 1984 has annually honored individuals who make significant contributions to sport. The Academy and its American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) recognize these men and women through honors including Honorary Doctorates, Alumni of the Year, Sport Artist of the Year, Medallion Series, Outstanding Athletes, Distinguished Service Awards, and others.

The Academy needs your help in identifying worthy individuals for these important honors. Nominations can be submitted by any member of the Academy’s worldwide family. This includes administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, national faculty, and advisory boards that serve the Academy. Screened and selected by the Academy’s Awards of Sport Committee, candidates are ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees.

For more details about each award, including their respective criteria and past recipients, go to www.asama.org/awards-of-sport/. Nominations and suggestions for all Awards of Sport should be submitted to communications@ussa.edu.

Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,700 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to www.asama.org.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala. For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.