All-American: representative or typical of the United States and its ideals.
Use in sentence: All-American figure skater Michelle Kwan, now U.S. State Department Senior Diplomacy Advisor, is scheduled to participate in the Secretary's 2013 Global Diaspora Forum on May 13-14. "The 2013 Global Diaspora Forum is the world’s largest gathering of diasporans and aims to recognize, celebrate, and inspire the work of American diaspora communities to contribute to sustainable development and diplomatic relations with their countries of origin."
I'm surprised no one has already said this, but what figure skating really needs is some larger corporate sponsors and huge increases in prize money. The singles winners at Wimbledon this year, male and female, will receive approximately U.S. $2.4 million. In contrast, if you can call it that, the winner of each Grand Prix event gets $18,000. The Final is worth $25,000. The winner of the World Championship gets $45,000. And not many even know this much because the broadcasters never mention it. Do the broadcasters on the Tennis Channel bring up prize money at the Grand Slams? You better believe it. When the prize money gets bigger, people will start paying attention, and I'm willing to bet a few more casual viewers will take the trouble to learn the rules of figure skating.
That really would require the isu to radically alter the concept of what it is again! It is about the skaters being professional athletes and not just have his eligible ineligible thing?!