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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Receives NACDA 2018 James J. Corbett Memorial Award

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CLEVELAND — The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced that former University of Tennessee (UT) Women’s Athletics Director and NACDA Past President Joan Cronan has been selected as the recipient of the 52nd James J. Corbett Memorial Award, the highest honor one can achieve in collegiate athletics administration. Cronan served as NACDA President in 2008-09. She will be honored at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon sponsored by Under Armour on Friday, June 29, in conjunction…

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Gift Sculpture of Famous Caddie Now Greets Visitors to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A life-sized sculpture of one of the most famous caddies in golf history now greets visitors to the United States Sports Academy thanks to a recent donation to the institution’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Donated to ASAMA by Jupiter, Fla., real estate professional, golfer and artist Cary Lichtenstein and sculpted by renowned artist Clyde Ross Morgan, the bronze caddie – titled “Keep Yer Eye on the Ball” – was…

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Academy Faculty Member, Student Tackle Immigration Issues Related to Sports in International Journal

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A United States Sports Academy faculty member and doctoral student recently teamed up on an article published in the Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal that investigates the psychology of immigration as it relates to the world of sports. Academy Chair of Recreation Management Dr. Rodney Blackman and doctoral teaching assistant Wanyi Tang wrote the article “Unpackaging the Psychology of Immigration” for the journal, which is published by Juniper Publishers in Simi…

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United States Sports Academy Faculty Teach in Thailand, China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding international programs are continuing as the institution has instructors teaching abroad in May and June in its post-secondary, non-degree programs in both Bangkok, Thailand, and Shanghai, China. In Bangkok, the Academy is conducting its International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) and International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) programs that have been in place for more than a decade. Both certification programs prepare participants for leadership roles…

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WKRG Ch. 5 Features United States Sports Academy’s Sport Education Programs

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The United States Sports Academy’s contributions to sport education recently were featured on on Mobile, Alabama’s WKRG-TV Ch. 5. Sports anchor Randy Patrick visited the campus to report on the Academy’s online sport education programs and its long-time contribution to sport education in the U.S. and around the world.  The story ran on 2 May 2018.  Click here to view the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s9DFybhTwc&feature=youtu.be.

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Jon Runyan Presented United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Former National Football League player and U.S. Congressman and current NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan has been presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award. Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich presented Runyan the award recently at the NFL offices in New York City.   The Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award is presented to an individual in any amateur or professional sport, past or present,…

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LeBron James, Flora Duffy Named United States Sports Academy April Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American basketball star LeBron James and Bermudan triathlete Flora Duffy have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for April. James led the Cleveland Cavaliers in all five major statistical categories in its NBA playoff series win against the Indiana Pacers in April 2018. He averaged 41.8 points in the Cavaliers’ four wins against the Pacers and finished the series averaging 34.4 points, 10.1 rebounds,…

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WKRG Ch. 5 Features United States Sports Academy’s Sport Education Programs, American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)

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The United States Sports Academy’s contributions to sport education and sport art recently were featured on two segments on Mobile, Alabama’s WKRG-TV Ch. 5. Sports anchor Randy Patrick visited the campus to report on the Academy’s online sport education programs and its long-time contribution to sport education in the U.S. and around the world. His second feature focused on the public service the Academy provides through America’s largest sport art museum, the American Sport Art…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for April

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for April and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from five 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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Longtime U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati Presented Academy’s Honorary Doctorate

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Longtime United States Soccer Federation (USSF) President Sunil Gulati has been awarded the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 National Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contributions to the sport of soccer at all levels in the United States. Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich made the presentation to Gulati recently at Columbia University in New York City, where the honoree holds a prestigious lectureship in the economics department. Gulati’s leadership in the…

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Military Officers Association of America Baldwin County Chapter Visits United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The Baldwin County chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) recently held its monthly meeting at the United States Sports Academy. The group, led by chapter president U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Larry Rathbun, enjoyed a presentation from Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, standing, lunch and a tour of the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special…

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Academy’s Geringer Serving as Reviewer for New Book on Sports Law, Ethics, Integrity

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer is serving as a pre-publication reviewer for a new book on sports law, ethics and integrity. Geringer is reviewing the chapter on sports business and global sport governance for the upcoming text book, “Law, Ethics and Integrity in the Sports Industry,” under development by Hershey, Pa., publisher IGI Global, a leading international academic publisher of reference books, journals, encyclopedias, and teaching…

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