Category

News & Events

American Olympians Ashton Eaton and Missy Franklin Voted June’s Athletes of the Month

By | News & Events | No Comments

American decathlete Ashton Easton and swimmer Missy Franklin, who will both compete in the 2012 London Olympics, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s June Athletes of the Month. Eaton, who won the Academy’s 2010 Jim Thorpe All-Around Athlete Award, became the world-record holder in the hallowed and history-filled decathlon that has long identified the world’s greatest athlete. Competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Eaton needed a personal best in the grueling event’s finale,…

Read More

Doctoral Students Take Comprehensive Exams at Academy

By | News & Events | No Comments

Two doctoral students at the United States Sports Academy completed their comprehensive final examinations on the Academy’s campus from 11-13 July 2012. Pictured in the Academy’s Main Lobby are, left to right: Dr. Marion “Will” Evans, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs; Kechia Seabrooks Rowles from Covington, Ga.; Leslie M. Nixon from Plantation, Fla.; and Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies.

Read More

Jay Hammes

By | News & Events | No Comments

Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Academy President and CEO (left), and Ms. Betsy Smith, the Academy’s Director of Academic Administration and Continuing Education (right), met with Mr. Jay Hammes, an Academy alumnus and the Founding President of Safe Sport Zone, on the Academy’s campus on Monday, 9 July 2012. Mr. Hammes, who earned a master’s degree in sports management from the Academy in 1990, visited the Academy to discuss ways and means that the institution could…

Read More

Leroy Neiman’s Name Synonymous with Sports Art

By | News & Events | No Comments

Leroy Neiman, the Academy’s 2007 Sport Artist of the Year, will be remembered as the artist who invented the genre of Contemporary Sport Art. He died Wednesday in New York at the age of 91. Neiman, a colorful and entertaining artist instantly recognized by his handlebar mustache, became widely known with his appearances on live television painting athletes at the very moments that they were competing in the Olympics. He painted brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic…

Read More

Academy Team Starts Retraining of Malaysia Physical Education Teachers

By | News & Events | No Comments

A United States Sports Academy team of sports education instructors have begun retraining 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers as part of a new pilot program. The Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) approved a pilot program with the university and it kicked off in June and runs through December. The program is being taught in six different locations throughout the country, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. For the pilot…

Read More

Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates and Honor Roll Students!

By | News & Events | No Comments

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 Andrew Patrick Davis (Homer, N.Y.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Daniel S. Flowers (Swainsboro, Ga.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Robert T. Havens (Conroe, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Keith James Perrigo (North Syracuse, N.Y.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s…

Read More

Academy Offers Free Introduction to Coaching Course Online

By | News & Events | No Comments

The United States Sports Academy is now offering its second FREE online course to the public. Introduction to Coaching is designed to help coaches develop the tools to become more successful as leaders, teachers and administrators. The course will help participants  learn how to define a coaching philosophy, communicate more effectively, motivate and support athletes, set goals, manage and prevent injuries, follow nutrition and conditioning guidelines, manage risk, and become a role model for athletes….

Read More

American Sculptor Linson Wins International Olympic Committee Art Competition

By | News & Events | No Comments

American Martin Linson’s bronze sculpture paying tribute to the Paralympic athlete won first place at the 2012 London Olympic Sport and Art Contest. The St. Charles, Mo., sculptor became the second American artist in the past three Olympiads to win the International Olympic Committee (IOC) art competition. The 2012 contest was held Monday, June 11 at the IOC’s Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. His sculpture, “Omnipotent Triumph,” was selected in the sculpture category from entries…

Read More

People, Places and Programs

By | News & Events | No Comments

Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich participated as a member of the International Jury for the 2012 London Olympic Sport and Art Contest held at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Tim Foley, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, was inducted as part of the inaugural class into the Yucca Valley (Calif.) High School Hall of Fame for his play for the Kansas State University baseball team. Dr. Lawrence…

Read More

Americans Josh Hamilton and Carmelita Jeter Voted Academy’s Athletes of the Month for May

By | News & Events | No Comments

Texas Rangers’ slugger Josh Hamilton, who became only the 16th major league baseball player to hit four home runs in a game, and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter, who ran the world’s fastest time this season in the 100 meters at 10.81 seconds, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s May Athletes of the Month. Hamilton turned in a huge month that included the four-homer performance May 8 at Baltimore. In that game, the centerfielder…

Read More

Indy 500 Art Show Leads to Donation of Painting to Academy’s Museum by Greek Artist

By | News & Events | No Comments

Following an exhibit honoring the Indianapolis 500, Greek artist Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki recently donated a painting of a blue and yellow Formula 1 race car to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). It is the sixth auto racing piece in ASAMA’s collection of nearly 20 pieces by Valyraki, who was named the museum’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year. The colorful and large 6-foot by 5-foot painting will go on display temporarily in the…

Read More

First Bahraini Students Graduate with Academy's Sports Management Diploma

By | News & Events | No Comments

The first Bahraini students graduated from the Academy’s International Sport Diploma in Sports Management program Thursday, May 24. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice President and chief academic officer, gave a commencement speech to the class of 29 students who completed the diploma program, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. The Academy’s sports management program was done in conjunction with Bahrain’s General Organization of Youth and Sports (GOYS), which plays…

Read More