DAPHNE, Ala. – Students from Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, Ohio, recently visited the United States Sports Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. The students and members of the OCU faculty were given a tour of the Academy and the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). The group also heard a presentation about the Academy and its sports degree programs from several members of the Academy faculty.

From left are: OCU sport management professor Josh Murton; Academy dean of academic affairs Dr. Stephen Butler; dean of the OCU School of Business and Government dean Dr. Monty Lobb; Academy chair of recreation management Dr. Rodney Blackman; OCU graduate student Oscar Castro; Academy admissions counselor Mimi Henning; OCU student Cory Inman; OCU sport management program director Brent Martin; OCU student Kaleb Blevins; Academy director of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley; OCU athletic director Dave Bireline; OCU student Brock Shick; OCU student Megan Morrison; OCU student Tristan Huggins; OCU student Evan Brower; OCU student Phil Roark; Academy director of sports studies Dr. Sandra Geringer; Academy director of doctoral studies Dr. Fred Cromartie; and OCU student Colin Dorman.

Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,800 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.