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World Leisure Organization Leaders Visit Academy to Prepare for 2014 Congress in South Alabama

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A delegation of nine World Leisure Organization (WLO) leaders visited the United States Sports Academy as part of its preparations for the 2014 international gathering in Mobile, Ala.—the first ever U.S. city to host the conference. The Academy was instrumental in bringing the pending WLO conference to Mobile, which will be the largest conference ever staged in the city with as many as 4,000 participants from nearly 100 countries expected to attend. Academy Vice President…

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Southeastern Art Educators Tour Academy’s Sport Art Museum

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More than 40 art teachers from schools across the southeast toured the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and gave it rave reviews. The group affiliated with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) made the United States Sports Academy’s museum part of its cultural day during its four-day Southeastern Leadership Conference. Instructors came from Texas to Washington, D.C., and included NAEA president-elect Dennis Inhulsen. Larry Gibson, Alabama Art Education Association president, says the stop…

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City of Daphne Gives Beautification Award to Academy Campus

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The City of Daphne recognized the United States Sports Academy’s campus with its quarterly Beautification Award “for excellence in beautifying the city.” The university campus, which faces U.S. Highway 98, was chosen by the city’s Beautification Committee because of its new “Mr. Baseball” sculpture by Fairhope, Ala., artist Bruce Larsen that was unveiled in April for the Academy’s 40th anniversary and the planting of a new lush green lawn in the front of the main…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich was invited to London by International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) President Jacques Rogge to attend the art show opening on July 22 of the IOC’s 2012 Sport and Art Contest at Guildhall Art Gallery. He was also invited by Great Britain Prime Minister  David Cameron to participate in the Global Business Summit on Assisted Medical Technologies on Sept. 3 at the British Business Embassy in London on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in…

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‘Head Games’ Documentary Reveals Extent of Concussion Crisis in Sports

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A new documentary, “Head Games,” details the extent of the concussion crisis in sports and is described as a must-see for parents of young athletes, coaches and sports professionals. The recently completed documentary was developed by acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”) and award-winning producer Bruce Sheridan. “Head Games,” which was inspired by events written in a book with the same title by former college football player and professional wrestler Christopher Nowinski, takes…

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Wall Street Journal Features American Sports Art Museum

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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and its collection of artwork from renowned sports artists across the globe was featured recently in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, which is the largest newspaper in the United States with a circulation of 2.1 million, highlighted the works of Leroy Neiman, who was known at the father of contemporary sports art and died on June 20 at age 91. Neiman, named the Academy’s 2007 Sport…

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

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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,…

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Doctoral Students Take Comprehensive Exams at Academy

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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.

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Jay Hammes

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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…

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Leroy Neiman’s Name Synonymous with Sports Art

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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…

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Academy Team Starts Retraining of Malaysia Physical Education Teachers

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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…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates and Honor Roll Students!

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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 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…

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