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Rising Sports Stars Lin and Korda Selected as the Academy’s Athletes of the Month for February

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The sensational play of new phenoms Jeremy Lin, a 23-year-old New York Knicks point guard, and Jessica Korda, an 18-year-old who won her first women’s golf tournament, earned them selection as the United States Sports Academy’s February Athletes of the Month. Lin, who is of Asian descent, became an unlikely National Basketball Association star. The former Harvard standout cut by two NBA teams scored 25 points and dished 7 assists in his first start Feb….

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Road Scholar Group Visits Academy's Museum

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About 45 members of the Road Scholar program at the University of South Alabama visited the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) on Thursday, March 8. The group of seniors from the Beckwith Episcopal Camp & Conference Center in Fairhope, Ala., toured ASAMA, the largest collection of sport art in the world, as part of South Alabama’s continuing education program for students age 55 and older. For more than 20 years South Alabama’s Road Scholar program…

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Henan University Visitors

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The United States Sports Academy hosted a Henan College delegation Friday, March 2 to discuss the creation of sports programs at the school, which is one of the oldest in China. Pictured from left to right are Audrey Liu, the Academy’s liaison in China, Yang Jun, president of the college’s Physical Education and Sport department, Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, and Hong Hao, vice president of the college’s Physical Education and Sport…

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Academy Hiring Sports Instructors to Retrain Malaysia’s Physical Educators

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Malaysia has many miles of beaches along the South China Sea. The United States Sports Academy is seeking physical educators and sports instructors who are interested in teaching abroad in a new pilot program to retrain thousands of Malaysia’s physical education teachers. The Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) recently approved the program that begins in June and runs through the end of December. The courses will be taught in six different locations throughout the country,…

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Bronze Bust of Soccer Legend Pelé Greets Visitors to Academy’s Art Museum

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King Pelé A bronze bust of soccer legend Pelé sculpted by renowned St. Louis artist Harry Weber now greets all entrants to the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA). The smiling image of Pelé is a duplicate of the one Weber, the Academy’s 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, created for Gabon and that is now featured in the VIP section of the West Africa nation’s new national stadium in its capital city,…

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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 Richard Hazen Akins (Auburn, Ala.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Jonathan R Pick (Spring, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management Travis C. Rogers (Clarksville, Ark.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Ermias Zewde (San Diego, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Master’s Students…

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Academy Makes Another Military Friendly List for Colleges

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The Academy earned the Military Advanced Education magazine’s distinction as a top military friendly university for the second consecutive year. The Academy has a long record of being military friendly and helping many service men and women earn their sports-related degrees or take sport education courses, even while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Academy was recognized for its efforts recently by the Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine, a leading higher education journal for service…

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Please Check Your Mailboxes For Information About Alumni Survey

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We are asking all of our graduates to please check their mailboxes during the next week for a postcard from the United States Sports Academy informing you about our upcoming Alumni Survey. If for some reason, you do not receive the postcard, please follow the instructions found below. In celebrating the Academy’s 40th Anniversary, we would like to take this opportunity to include our graduates in this exciting time. We would like to invite graduates…

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Academy Partnership with Gabon Kicks Off at African Soccer Championships

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Pelé’s (left) plants a kiss on the bronze bust of himself that was sculpted by Harry Weber, the Academy’s 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, as Gabon President Ali Bongo looks on. Photo courtesy of Prince Jackson. For nearly two years, the United States Sports Academy and the Republic of Gabon have planned to undertake a comprehensive study of the West Africa nation’s sports programs and facilities and to begin the Academy’s sport education programs…

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Former Trustee Sweet Receives Street & Smith's Champions Award

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Dr. Judith Sweet, one of the first women to serve on the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, was recently selected as one of six “Champions” by the Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. The magazine’s “The Champions: Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business,” is an award that recognizes leaders who have devoted their careers to building and shaping the sports industry. Sweet is currently the co-director of the Alliance of Women Coaches, which began…

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California Swim Coach Teri McKeever Receives Academy’s 2011 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award

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Teri McKeever Teri McKeever, the University of California-Berkeley and 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming head coach, received the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award. McKeever earned the prestigious award for leading the Cal women’s swim team to its second NCAA championship in three years and being named an Olympic swim coach for the London Games. McKeever was presented the award recently during halftime of a Cal men’s basketball game by Dave…

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Roby Remembered as Sports Pioneer and First Woman Trustee for Academy

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Dr. Mary Roby Sports pioneer Dr. Mary Roby, who was one of the first women to serve on the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, died recently at the age of 85. “She was a visionary in women’s sports and had a significant impact,” says Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the Academy’s president and CEO. “Her service on our Board of Trustees was most impressive and she will be missed by all.” Roby joined the…

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