Sports management students from Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, Ohio, visited the United States Sports Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., on 24 January 2017. The students and faculty were given a tour of the Academy and the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) by Academy doctoral teaching assistant Benjamin Billman. Billman is a former assistant athletic director and assistant basketball coach at the university.
Shown from left to right are: OCU staff member Jenna Wood, OCU coach and faculty member Josh Murton, OCU faculty member Monty Lobb, Billman, Angel Paredes, Austin Caldwell (standing, back), John-Eric Stiles, OCU faculty member and coach Brent Martin, Keenan Young, Deshawn Pate, Olivia Wireman, Antonio Dozier and Pedro Jacinto.
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.