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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Alex Z. Hoffman (Encinitas, Calif.) –…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for November

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for November and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes…

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United States Sports Academy Aims to Train Strength and Conditioning Professionals for Certification Exam

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The United States Sports Academy is taking strides to provide a training program to prepare strength and conditioning professionals for the preeminent certification exam in their field. The Academy is working to develop a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved preparation program to help strength and conditioning professionals as they take their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The CSCS exam is the preeminent certification of its kind, but the average pass rate…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Earns Institution’s 2018 Honorary Doctorate

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When the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees met on 9 November to approve nominees for the institution’s 2018 Awards of Sport program, it chose one of its own for an honorary doctorate. Each year as part of its Awards of Sport program, the Academy presents two honorary doctorates – one national and one international. Recipients are presented with a hood, citation, plaque, medallion and transcript signifying their honorary degree. The honorary doctorate is…

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Former Elite Chinese Athletes Graduate from Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching Program

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A group of former Chinese Olympians and elite athletes recently graduated from the United States Sports Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching (IDSC) program, which prepares students for careers in coaching in their country. The students visited the Academy campus for six weeks to be trained for careers in coaching as their competitive careers in China have come to a close. The group was selected to study at the Academy as part of an educational…

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Painter Graig Kreindler, Sculptor Lou Cella Presented Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year Awards

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Painter Graig Kreindler and sculptor Lou Cella were presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Sport Artist of the Year awards during a public art show and a “Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete” at the Academy. Kreindler, of Bronxville, N.Y., was presented the honor by Academy Art Committee chair Nancy Raia during the event celebration on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. Kreindler unveiled a piece “Putt Putt,” depicting Richie Ashburn of the…

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Steve Pearce, Brigid Kosgei Named United States Sports Academy October Athletes of the Month

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American baseball player Steve Pearce and Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for October. Boston’s Pearce was named World Series MVP after hitting two home runs as the Red Sox topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the deciding game of the MLB championship series on 29 October 2018. Pearce also had two homers in Boston’s 9-6 win in Game 4. He…

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Sculptor Lou Cella Presented Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year Award

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American sculptor Lou Cella was presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Sport Artists of the Year, Sculptor, Award during a public art show and a “Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete” at the Academy. Cella of Chicago, Ill., was presented the honor by Academy Trustee and Art Committee member Jack Scharr during the event on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. Cella is widely known for his works featured at famous sport venues…

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Painter Graig Kreindler Presented Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year Award

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Graig Kreindler, known as “The Painter of the National Pastime,” was presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter, Award during a public art show and a “Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete” at the Academy. Kreindler, of Bronxville, N.Y., was presented the honor by Academy Art Committee chair Nancy Raia during the event celebration on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. Kreindler unveiled a piece “Putt Putt,” depicting…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

By | News & Events

Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Catharine J. Bening Stadler (Sacramento, Calif.)…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for October

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for October and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from nine countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes…

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United States Sports Academy Continues Adaptive Sports Work in Bahrain

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The United States Sports Academy is continuing its longstanding relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain by teaching in a national program to help physical education teachers and coaches there develop better skills in working with athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for an extensive teaching stint for a certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for…

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