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North Carolina State Shocks No. 3 Florida State to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Unranked North Carolina State shocked No. 3 Florida State by throwing a touchdown on fourth down with only 16 seconds left in the game to pull out a 17-16 victory. The Wolfpacks’ win, which shook up the race for both the Atlantic Coast Conference and national championship, earned selection as the Week 6 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. North Carolina State trailed FSU, 16-0, at…

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Academy to Host its 28th Annual Awards of Sport Celebration

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The United States Sports Academy is set to host its 28th annual Academy’s Awards of Sport celebration, which annually pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport. This prestigious Awards of Sport event, whose theme is “The Artist & the Athlete,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Academy’s Daphne, Ala., campus located at One Academy Drive. The 2012 awards show, which marks the university’s 40th anniversary of excellence…

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Olympic Games Produce Many Awards of Sport Winners in 2012

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The United States Sports Academy’s 28th annual Awards of Sport celebration honors several athletes, coaches and administrators who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. Among the now household names from the London Games being recognized by the Academy are Sebastian Coe (Eagle Award), the chairman of the 2012 London Olympic Organizing Committee; Bob Costas (Ronald Reagan Media Award), the host of a record ninth Olympic prime-time television broadcast for NBC Sports; Ashton Eaton (Jim Thorpe…

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Advocates of Title IX Reforms Earn Awards of Sport Honors

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Several women pioneers in the sports world earned Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) and other honors from the United States Sports Academy’s 28th annual Awards of Sport to highlight the 40th anniversary of the landmark Title IX legislation that ushered in a new era of gender equity in college athletics. The Academy’s Awards of Sport event annually pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport and follows the theme “The Artist & the…

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People Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich has been appointed to serve on the Global Advisory Board for the International Sports Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas. The Hall of Fame annually awards at least six athletic legends in March at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Betsy Smith, Director of Academic Administration and Continuing Education, earned a Certificate of Merit from the Academy for leading the successful Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) study tour…

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Academy Sport Artist of the Year Sergey Eylanbekov Unveils New Sculpture in Azerbaijan

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Sergey Eylanbekov, the United States Sports Academy’s 2004 Sport Artist of the Year, recently unveiled a bronze monument on the new state-of-the-art campus of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy that pays tribute to Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev. Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy located in Baku, Azerbaijan, is a school of international relations, which was established in March 2006 and accepted its first undergraduate students in 2011. The world-renowned sculptor was born in Russia in 1960 and trained to…

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Wiregrass Museum Displaying Exhibit of Academy’s Southern Sports Artists

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Some of the most celebrated sporting athletes, events and American pastimes created by a few of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Artists of the Year are now on display at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Ala. You can see, for example, “Crimson Rose,” by Tuscaloosa, Ala., painter Rick Rush, the Academy’s 2011 Sport Artist of the Year. His colorful painting depicts the University of Alabama’s victory in the 2009 college football national…

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Thailand Students' Education Continues on Tour of American Sports Programs

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For some Thailand students in the United States Sports Academy’s year-long sports certification program in sports management and sports coaching, they received an educational experience they will never forget traveling across America from San Francisco to Orlando. For the sixth consecutive year, the Academy led Thailand sports officials and students on a two-week tour of American sports facilities and programs, including a San Francisco Giants baseball game and tour of the IMG Academies sports training…

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Thrilling U.S. Open Champions Voted September’s Athletes of the Month

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The men’s and women’s U.S. Open champions who both won in thrillers—Andy Murray and Serena Williams—were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s September Athletes of the Month. Murray had to dig deep for stamina and mental strength to outlast Novak Djokovic in a nail-biting, five-set U.S. Open final to win 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. The 25-year-old Scot almost let a two-set lead against Djokovic evaporate, before prevailing in a fifth set. He…

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Kansas State Rally over Oklahoma Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein led a comeback on the road against Big 12 rival and No. 6-ranked Oklahoma to earn selection as the Week 4 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. In the first half Klein threw for only 42 yards but in the fourth quarter he came alive. Klein sparked the No. 15-ranked Kansas State (4-0) victory, 24-19, over Oklahoma by throwing for 72…

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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 John E Florance (Cameron Park, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Anna Marisa Frye (Baton Rouge, La.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Joseph M. Miller (Gladstone, Mo.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students William D. Brown III (Talladega, Ala.) –…

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Academy’s Alumnus of the Year Starts New Sports Technology Service Sparked from Doctoral Class

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The idea for inventor, innovator and business developer  Dr. Mark Janas’ latest technology company evolved from a paper written for one of his United States Sports Academy doctoral classes. That company, ScoreTRAX, is an SMS subscription service that allows sports fans to stay up-to-date with scores and news from their favorite youth, high school, college, amateur and professional teams. As part of the service, the company provides fundraising tools and other value-added features for teams and…

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