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Academy Faculty Discuss Hottest Sport Topics in “Give Me 2 Minutes” Videos

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DAPHNE, Ala. – People wanting up-to-the-minute information and perspective on the sport world can take advantage of a new series of two-minute videos in which United States Sports Academy faculty members discuss current issues and major topics in sport. The series, called “Give Me 2 Minutes,” features Academy faculty addressing a wide range of important topics in sport.  Many of the fast-moving videos cover breaking sports news, while others focus on important longer-term themes.  For…

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Academy Faculty Member Dr. Sandra Geringer Presents on Student Financial Literacy at National Conference

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Recreation Management and Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer recently made a presentation on student financial literacy at a national conference of student affairs professionals. Geringer spoke at the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Assessment and Persistence Conference in Baltimore, Md. The conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality and developing persistence programming. Persistence relates to…

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United States Sports Academy National Faculty Teach in China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy National Faculty members Dr. Phillip Capps and Charles Temple recently taught in the Academy’s international sports education program in Shanghai, China, that prepares former elite athletes there for careers as coaches. Capps taught sports administration for coaches and Temple taught sport coaching methodology as part of the Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching (IDSC) program in Shanghai. Conducted by the Academy and the Shanghai Municipal Authority of Sports…

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Sergey Eylanbekov Sculptures to Serve as Centerpiece of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy 2004 Sport Artist of the Year and 2004 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport Art Competition winner Sergey Eylanbekov is busy sculpting masterworks for the Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial that will be located near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The world got its first glimpses of the sculptures recently in “GENERAL’ LY SPEAKING: Dispatches from the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.”  A 6 June 2018 edition of the publication…

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Academy Faculty Member Says Hosting 2026 World Cup Will Boost Popularity for American Soccer

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DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy Director of Doctoral Studies Dr. Fred Cromartie says America can expect a rise in the popularity of soccer and greater future success of American soccer teams in anticipation of the 2026 World Cup, hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The so-called “United” bid recently defeated a bid by Morocco by 134 to 65. The winning bid marks the return of soccer’s largest international tournament to the…

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Rafael Nadal, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy May Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and American swimmer Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Nadal defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Italian Open in Rome on 20 May 2018. Nadal regained the world’s top ranking for men’s tennis with the victory. Ledecky broke her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle by five seconds with…

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Academy Invites Public to See Olympic Art, Memorabilia for ‘Olympic Day’

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DAPHNE, Ala. – As the world celebrates Olympic Day on 23 June, the United States Sports Academy invites the public the week before to visit its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), home to a large collection of Olympic memorabilia and art from world renowned painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. Olympic Day is a worldwide annual celebration in recognition of the Modern Olympic Games. More than 160 countries take part in Olympic Day, which was…

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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. Master’s Graduates Michael J. Raia (Fairhope, Ala.) – M.S.S….

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for May

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for May and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from six 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….

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Academy Trustee, Art Committee Member Selected for International Niagara Falls Exhibit

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  DAPHNE, Ala – A United States Sports Academy trustee and a member of the Academy’s Art Committee have both been selected for a prestigious international art exhibition at Niagara Falls to emphasize the importance of global access to clean drinking water. Susan N. McCollough and B’Beth Weldon are among 37 artists selected from 18 countries for the exhibit “Water for Life,” which runs through 9 September at the Niagara Falls History Museum in Niagara…

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Mobile Resident Donates LeRoy Neiman Olympic Art Posters to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently received a donation of three LeRoy Neiman Olympic art posters to its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), expanding one of the museum’s most popular collections among visitors. The posters, which feature the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, were donated to ASAMA by Mobile, Ala., resident Harry R. Fisher. The posters feature swimming and gymnastics and were distributed by Fisher’s former employer, ARAMARK, to commemorate the…

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Dr. Robert Goldman Appointed to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

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DAPHNE, Ala. – President Donald Trump recently appointed United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the council engages, educates and empowers Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles with regular exercise and good nutrition. The council was founded in 1956 and promotes these ideals to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. “Being…

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