A group of students from Mattie T. Blount High School in Mobile, Ala., recently visited the United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala. The students toured the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and participated in a discussion with Academy faculty members including Dr. Stephen Butler, dean of academic affairs; Dr. Fred Cromartie, director of doctoral studies; Dr. Brandon Spradley, program director of sports management; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching; and Sandra Geringer, acting director of sports studies.

Blount High School Visitors

Dr. Stephen Butler, Academy dean of academic affairs, speaks to a group of students from Mattie T. Blount High School in the Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Gallery of the American Sport Art Museum & Archives on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.


Based in Daphne, Ala., 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. For more information about the Academy, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.

Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 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.