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Academy Offers Free Introduction to Coaching Course Online

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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….

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American Sculptor Linson Wins International Olympic Committee Art Competition

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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…

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People, Places and Programs

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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First Bahraini Students Graduate with Academy's Sports Management Diploma

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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…

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Shaolin Abbot Gives His Blessing to Academy's Online Kung Fu Course

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His Holiness Abbot Shi Yongxin reached an agreement with the United States Sports Academy to begin promoting the university’s online Shaolin course to 400 million Chan Buddhist followers and others across the globe. The Abbot and the Shaolin Temple monks plan to arrange an official launch date soon to publicize the course through the Shaolin website, publications and other networks. An agreement was reached during a more than three-hour meeting recently in Dengfeng, China, between…

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Survey Finds Academy's Alumni Finding Success in Sports Careers

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An Alumni Survey conducted in April discovered that more than 70 percent of the United States Sports Academy’s alumni work in the sports industry, which is roughly double the percentage of other social science graduates who work in the profession they studied. The finding was one of several positive results from the survey that was completed by domestic and international alumni. The Institutional Effectiveness Committee conducts an Alumni Survey every five years. It provides vital…

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Taiwan Student Earns Doctorate in On-campus Ceremony

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Ming-Ching Shen (right), who recently earned her Ed.D. in Sports Management at the United States Sports Academy, went through a brief graduation routine on the Daphne campus on Monday, April 30. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) is hooding Shen, who is from Taiwan. All Academy graduates are eligible to stage photograph opportunities with staff and faculty at the Daphne, Ala., campus, if they want. To schedule an appointment, please call Student…

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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 Jason E. Franklin (Olney, Md.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Andrew David Robinson (Duluth, Minn.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Andrew J. Tevlin (Comstock Park, Mich.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students Bankole O. Adebanjo (Orlando, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports…

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Golfer Bubba Watson and Figure Skater Carolina Kostner Voted Academy’s Athletes of the Month for April

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Bubba Watson, who won his first major golf tournament at the Masters, and Carolina Kostner, who won her first World Figure Skating Championships title, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s April Athletes of the Month. Watson, an American golfer from Baghdad, Fla., earned the traditional green jacket at Augusta National with an exciting sudden-death playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen. The Masters crown elevated the 34-year-old left-handed golfer to a career-high No. 4 world…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy Vice President, Chief Academic Officer and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich is traveling in May to Malaysia, China, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi to meet with several government, sport education and Olympic officials to discuss the school’s programs. Dr. Lee McElroy Jr., an Academy Board of Trustees member and the University of Albany’s vice president and director of athletics, will be inducted into the 2012 John McClendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame during the National…

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