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Academy Sport Artist of the Year Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki Receives FICTS Highest Honor and Featured in Two International Art Shows

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Greek artist Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the United States Sports Academy’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year, was recently awarded “Guirlande d’Honneur,” the highest honor presented by the Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS). During this year’s 18th International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens “Art-Athina 2013,” FICTS President Dr. Franco Ascani presented Valyraki the award for her contributions and excellence in cinema, television and sports culture. Valyraki was a featured artist at this year’s famous Art-Athina exhibit…

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Creighton Basketball Coach Greg McDermott Named Academy’s Alumnus of the Year

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Creighton University men’s head basketball coach Greg McDermott was named the United States Sports Academy’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year for helping elevate the Bluejays program to the national spotlight in his first three years there. McDermott, who graduated with his master’s in Sports Management in 1994 from the Academy, guided Creighton to its first NCAA tournament in five years in the 2011-12 season and made it there again this past year reaching the third…

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Academy Recognizes Dr. Harvey Schiller with 2011 Honorary Doctorate

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While attending the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development in New York as a guest of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich recognized sport businessman Dr. Harvey Schiller, who earned the school’s 2011 Honorary Doctorate. Schiller, who was recently inducted into the New York Athletic Hall of Fame, was presented with the Order of the Eagle Exemplar with Rosette in an informal presentation.  He earned…

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Golfer Tiger Woods and Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Voted Athletes of the Month

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Professional golfer Tiger Woods, who earned his fifth victory in eight PGA tournaments this year when he won The Players Championship, and Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has run the fastest women’s 100-meters this year in the season opening track meet, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s May Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Woods ended a weekend of testy exchanges with Sergio Garcia by winning a tense duel over the…

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Academy Partners with Alabama Southern Community College to Offer Bachelor’s in Sports Management

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Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC) students can now seamlessly earn a bachelor’s in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, which is one of the fastest growing academic programs at the sports university. The schools recently agreed to establish a so-called 2+2 program. It allows students at the multi-campus community college in southwest Alabama to take two years of study that will prepare them to attend the Academy. Once they earn an associate’s degree,…

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Academy President Invited to Attend Major International Sport and Peace Conference

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Thomas P. Rosandich is attending the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development featuring United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-Ki moon and IOC President Jacques Rogge, as well as other world sport leaders. The major biennial event, which is scheduled June 5-6 at the UN headquarters in New York, aims to assess the successes and challenges of using sport as a tool for human development and…

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Academy Board of Trustee Member Dr. Nicholas Niccolai Named Top 50 Scholar/Researcher

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United States Sports Academy Board of Trustee member Dr. Nicholas Niccolai was recently selected as a top 50 scholar/researcher at the University of South Alabama’s 50th anniversary celebration in Mobile, Ala. Niccolai was selected by USA’s Research Council to represent the many significant scientific contributions made by the university’s faculty and graduate students over the past 50 years. He was recognized for his research, scholarly and creative works. “I was very surprised when I received…

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Longtime American Sportscaster Dick Enberg Earns the Academy’s 2013 Ronald Reagan Media Award

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Ronald Reagan Media Award winner is Dick Enberg, one of America’s most versatile sportscasters who during his long career has called nearly every major sporting event from Wimbledons to Super Bowls. Enberg, who provides play-by-play for the San Diego Padres, began broadcasting in 1957 and today remains the only sportscaster to win Emmys in three categories—broadcasting, writing and producing. The Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award, named in honor of…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Bachelor’s Students Norman E. Black (Milton, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students Julie E. Barack (St. Clairsville, Ohio) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Sports Psychology Emphasis Michael Beau Bibb (Townville, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health Jason M. Brew…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich will be a featured speaker at the 2014 World Leisure Congress being held in Mobile, Ala., September 6-12. Dr. Nick Niccolai, an Academy Board of Trustees member, at the University of South Alabama’s 50th anniversary celebration was selected and honored as a top 50 Scholar/Researcher. Dr. Stephen Butler, the Academy’s Dean of Instructional Design and Technology/Chief Information Officer, was the Elite Director at the 28th presentation of…

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Professional Golfers Adam Scott and Inbee Park Voted Athletes of the Month

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Professional golfers Adam Scott, who became the first Australian to win The Masters, and South Korean Inbee Park, who became the No. 1 ranked women’s player after her Kraft Nabisco Championship title, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s April Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Scott won The Masters with the two biggest putts of his career, holing a 20-footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him…

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