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Renowned Contemporary Artist Joseph Sheppard Donates “50 Years of Art” DVD to ASAMA

2020-08-25T10:19:57-05:00August 25th, 2020|

2015 Sport Artist of the Year Joseph Sheppard Award winning painter and sculptor and United States Sports Academy honoree Joseph Sheppard recently donated to the institution a promotional DVD from his 2001 traveling exhibition titled “50 Years of Art.” Sheppard, known as one of the great contemporary masters of figurative art in the realist tradition, was honored as the Academy’s 2015 Sport Artist of the Year. His 2001 book, 50 Years of Art, is a major contribution to the appreciation of the outstanding American artist, surveying his achievements of 50 years as a professional artist. Opposing trends in modern art, Sheppard has created a highly individual style both in his paintings and sculpture. Though people are familiar with his portraits, landscapes and still life, his reputation has come [...]

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¿Hablas Español? Academy Offers Maternity Wellness Course in Spanish to Colombian Nursing Students

2020-08-25T10:06:29-05:00August 25th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is partnering with the Colombian School of Rehabilitation (ECR) to offer its brand new online maternity wellness course to nursing students in the South American country. The Maternity Wellness program for ECR students is the first Academy course ever to be offered in the Spanish language. The five-part course covers the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, guidelines for safe physical activity during pregnancy, fitness for birth, types of maternity fitness training, and post-partum recovery. The course was developed in collaboration with ECR faculty, who provided supplemental content so that it can be offered to nursing students there. The English language version of the course is specially designed with pregnant students in mind and can be found through the Academy’s website here. Studies show that exercise [...]

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Academy Introducing Sports Analytics Course to Master’s Degree Curriculum

2020-08-25T13:03:04-05:00August 25th, 2020|

As the United States Sports Academy marks the beginning of a new academic year in September, it does so by introducing an exciting new course to its sports education degree programs. The Academy will soon offer a sports analytics course to Master of Sports Science degree students and advanced level bachelor’s degree seekers. Sports analytics, a concept made popular by the 2003 Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and the subsequent 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, is the use of evidence-based data when making sports management decisions. Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team and their manager Billy Beane’s attempts to use statistical analysis to assemble a winning team on a slim budget. The course, SAM 520 Sports Analytics, is [...]

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Castellanos, Morris Named Academy July Athletes of the Month

2020-08-19T09:37:52-05:00August 19th, 2020|

A pair of Americans won the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors for July as sports leagues and federations began to reopen for the first time since the sports world felt the impact of global economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men’s side, Nick Castellanos hit safely in each of the Cincinnati Reds’ first nine games and hit .429 with four homeruns, 10 RBIs to close out the first month of the season. Castellanos added a grand slam in a 12-7 win against the Chicago Cubs on 29 July 2020. For the women, pole vaulter Sandi Morris topped a world-leading 4.81 meters (15.78 feet) and won the event at the Acadia Invitational on 16 July 2020. The competition was held in Greenville, [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-08-11T12:00:03-05:00August 11th, 2020|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Because of the Academy’s rolling enrollments and flexible online learning options, degrees can be conferred upon graduates throughout the academic year. Bachelor’s Graduates Carmen E. Ward (Pace, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Graduates Joshua Ross (Greeneville, Tenn.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Kari Wiggins (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

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Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Honored by Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

2020-08-07T15:22:52-05:00August 7th, 2020|

Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Founding President of the United States Sports Academy Academy founding president Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, a long-time leader in sport and sport education around the world, was recently selected as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Commendation Award from the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Rosandich will be recognized for the honor at the 2021 Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Ceremony in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has honored and recognized Alabamians aged 60 or older for their outstanding contribution to the lives of older members in their local communities since 1983. Those selected as Permanent Members of the Hall of Fame are formally honored and recognized for their selfless advocacy and dedication of service to others at [...]

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Vote Now for the Academy’s Athlete of the Month for July

2020-08-06T15:04:08-05:00August 6th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is pleased to announce online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of July, featuring 12 candidates from five countries who made an impact in their return to sport after a hiatus due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 13 August 2020. Male nominees are Michail Antonio, football (soccer), England; Nick Castellanos, baseball, United States; Michael Norman, athletics, United States; Mauricio Ortega, discus, Colombia; Jon Rahm, golf, Spain; and T.J. Warren, basketball, United States. Female nominees are Ivona Dadic, heptathlon, Austria; Rachel Daly, football (soccer), England; Sylvia Fowles, basketball, United States; Shelby Houlihan, athletics, United States; Sandi Morris, pole vault, [...]

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Academy Honoree Steven Lester Adds Jesse Owens Piece to Olympic-Themed Art Series

2020-07-28T09:40:08-05:00July 28th, 2020|

American painter Steven Lester will unveil a series of original Olympic-themed paintings during a solo exhibition at the prestigious Tokyo-American Club concurrent with the upcoming Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. Known for his paintings that depict action sports themes that resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral and emotional response, Lester was named the United States Sports Academy’s 2019 Sport Artist of the Year. The artist’s latest series, titled “The Olympic Spirit,” depict the underdogs, scrappers and overcomers who defy the odds, deal with adversity, and make the impossible seem impossible. “While talent and technique are remarkable, the real contest is the test of the spirit – the divine spark – the ferocious fire that burns in the heart to be a true champion,” Lester said. “Champions may [...]

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Academy Mourns Loss of Longtime USOC Communications Leader Mike Moran

2020-07-23T10:35:54-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Mike Moran The Academy is mourning the loss of longtime United States Olympic Committee (USOC) communications leader, Academy honoree and friend Mike Moran, who passed away from complications related to pneumonia on 7 July 2020. Born in Omaha, Neb., in 1942, Moran served the USOC as its chief communications officer and principal spokesman from 1978-2003 and during the Olympic games starting in Lake Placid in 1980 through Salt Lake City in 2002. A friend of the Academy, Moran was instrumental in working with the institution to organize the U.S. Olympic Sport Art Competition, which the Academy hosted for four consecutive summer Olympic cycles between 2000 and 2012. He earned the Academy’s 2006 Distinguished Service Award for his lifetime of dedication to the Olympic movement in the United States. [...]

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Johnson, Wiggins Named United States Sports Academy June Athletes of the Month

2020-07-16T08:25:53-05:00July 16th, 2020|

A pair of Americans won the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors for June as sports leagues and federations began to reopen for the first time since the sports world felt the impact of global economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men’s side, golfer Dustin Johnson took the top honor after winning the Travelers Championship on 28 June 2020 in Connecticut to extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson shot a 19-under 261 to capture his 21st PGA Tour title. For the women, softball player Megan Wiggins was the top vote-getter after recording three RBI, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh as USSSA Pride defeated This Is Us 4-3 on 29 June 2020 in Viera, [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-07-14T11:51:49-05:00July 14th, 2020|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Because of the Academy’s rolling enrollments and flexible online learning options, degrees can be conferred upon graduates throughout the academic year. Doctoral Graduates Dr. Jessica M. Thomas (Albany, Ga.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Master’s Graduates Brian C. Roeder (Cornwall, NY) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Coaching and Sports Health and Fitness, graduation with honors George A. Efthymiou (Engomi, Cyprus) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Clayton J. Sullivan (Knoxville, Tenn.) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Management and Sports Coaching

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Finnish Students Complete Academy’s First Fully Online International Certification in Sports Management Program

2020-07-28T08:38:17-05:00July 14th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy’s program with ProfTraining Finland and the Finnish Varala Sports Institute to help students in that country train to become sports professionals has produced its first class of graduates. The Academy taught its renowned International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) post-secondary, non-degree program there fully online for the first time.  Under the guidance of Academy instructors, every student in the cohort completed the ICSM program and received their certification. The students were able to complete the program in approximately eight months and are now considered Academy alumni, which will provide them access to a network of thousands of peers working in the world of sport. The program focused on relevant sports management topics such as administration, sports marketing, sports facilities and events, sports business, human resources, [...]

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