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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 Graduates Dr. James E. Mattern (Lock Haven, Pa.)…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for February

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for February 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….

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Fairhope Resident Donates Autographed LeRoy Neiman Tiger Print to American Sport Art Museum and Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A Fairhope resident has donated an autographed tiger print by famed sport artist LeRoy Neiman to the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Jeff Hosterman donated “Portrait of a Tiger” to the Academy, which honored Neiman with its 2007 Sport Artist of the Year Award. Neiman, credited by many as the inventor of contemporary sport art, died in 2012 at the age of 91. ASAMA has several…

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Academy National Faculty Member Mark Chay Named Chair of Singapore Olympic Athletes’ Commission

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United States Sports Academy National Faculty member and Singapore International Sports Academy (ISA) chief executive officer Mark Chay has been named chair of the Athletes’ Commission of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). A former Olympic swimmer, Chay, 36, has a history of success as an athlete and an athletic administrator. The former Singapore Sportsman and Sportsboy of the Year represented his home country in five editions of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, two Asian…

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Dr. L. Dean Adams visit

Academy Continues SACSCOC Accreditation Reaffirmation Process, Shares Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

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The United States Sports Academy recently welcomed Dr. L. Dean Adams, chair of the Academy’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Onsite Reaffirmation Committee, to campus for a pre-visit as the Academy prepares for a campus visit from the full committee on 20-22 March 2018.  From left are Director of Sports Studies Dr. Sandra Geringer, Director of Communications Keith Ayers, President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Dean of Administration and Finance…

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United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Brandon Spradley Selected as Reviewer for the Journal of Concussion

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy director of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley, who has been heavily involved in addressing the issue of concussion in sports, has been named as a reviewer for an international academic journal focused on the study of concussions. Spradley will review articles for the Journal of Concussion, a peer reviewed, open access journal devoted to a multi-disciplinary, broad-based approach to head injuries and their care.  The journal encourages concussion-related…

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Dr. Kimberly Willis Teaches for the Academy in the United Arab Emirates

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Experienced professor of sports marketing and law Dr. Kimberly Willis recently taught a sports media relations course for the United States Sports Academy as part of its international sports education program to enhance the training of football (soccer) administrators in the United Arab Emirates. A resident of the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area, Willis taught a two-week, B-level course on sports media relations to students at the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA). The…

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Master Personal Trainer Fairfax Hackley Wins United States Sports Academy 2017 Eisenhower Fitness Award

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Master personal trainer and champion bodybuilder Fairfax Hackley, who for many years applied his coaching skills in support of the famed Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Sports Festival, has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Dwight David Eisenhower Fitness Award winner. Hackley was presented the honor by Academy trustee Dr. Gary Cunningham of Santa Barbara, Calif., at the Academy’s 33rd Annual Awards of Sport celebration held on the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala. Hackley has spent…

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Artists Valyraki, Weldon Hold ‘Women Bridging Worlds’ Exhibit in Greece

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Two highly accomplished artists from different continents separated by thousands of miles are coming together for a joint exhibition in Greece through a relationship built upon shared involvement with the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). Reflecting the global reach of the Academy and ASAMA, artists Dr. Mina Papatheodorou Valyraki of Athens, Greece, and B’Beth Weldon of Fairhope, Ala., will share a month-long exhibition in Athens entitled…

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Ohio Christian University Students Visit United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Students from Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, Ohio, recently visited the United States Sports Academy campus in Daphne, Ala. The students and members of the OCU faculty were given a tour of the Academy and the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). The group also heard a presentation about the Academy and its sports degree programs from several members of the Academy faculty. From left are: OCU sport management professor…

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DeMarcus Cousins and Shakyla Hill

DeMarcus Cousins, Shakyla Hill Named United States Sports Academy January Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – New Orleans forward DeMarcus Cousins and Grambling State University guard Shakyla Hill have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January. Cousins became the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to record a 40-20-10 triple-double in an NBA game after collecting 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and one block in a 132-128 win for the Pelicans against the Chicago Bulls…

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Founding President and Founding Board Chair

Academy Founding President and Founding Board Chair Share Memories

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United States Sports Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (center left) and Founding Academy Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Robert Block (center right) met for dinner recently in Mobile where they shared pleasant memories, including more than four decades of working together in support of the Academy. Joining them were Block’s son, David Block (left), and current Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right).

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