June 28, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO – Health and fitness professionals from across the world will converge on the NSCA’s National Conference on July 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events that will be held during the conference is the Award Banquet where distinctive honors are given to several professionals for outstanding achievement. This year’s annual award winners are as follows:
William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year – Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D, FACSM, FISSN
Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year – Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D
Educator of the Year – Matt S. Stock, PhD, CSCS,*D
Nutritional Research Award – Michael J. Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN
High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – Ryan Johnson, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
Personal Trainer of the Year – Michael A. Rickett, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year – Bill Holcomb, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS,*D, FNATA, FNSCA
State/Provincial Director of the Year – Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D
Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award – Ed McNeely, MS, CSCS
The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Editorial Excellence Award – Brent A. Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA and Joseph F. Signorile, PhD
“Congratulations to all the award winners for these well-deserved awards,” said NSCA Executive Director Michael Massik. “Each of these individuals have changed many lives and exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have them as members.”
The NSCA National Conference features several educational sessions and research presentations, all designed to help those attending to expand their knowledge and further their careers. For more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit www.nsca.com.
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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.
The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.
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