National Strength and Conditioning Association Celebrates the 2020 Annual Award Recipients

Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce this year’s recipients for the organization’s annual awards. These distinctive awards honor professionals around the world for outstanding achievement in their field. The 2020 recipients are:

Educator of the YearChad Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award – Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D and Jason Winchester, PhD, CSCS,*D

Nutritional Research Achievement AwardAndrew Jagim, PhD, CSCS,*D

Personal Trainer of the Year – Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year – Benjamin Reuter, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D

State/Provincial Director of the Year – Vanessa L. Cazás-Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D, USAWL1

Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award – Paul Salamh, PT, DPT, PhD

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year – Gerald Mangine, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D

William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the YearMichael Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS,*D

“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.”

Due to the cancellation of this year’s National Conference because of the COVID-19 public health concerns, award winners will receive special recognition of their 2020 accomplishment at the 2021 Annual NSCA National Conference to be held next year in Orlando, FL from July 7-10. For more information regarding the NSCA and these awards, please visit NSCA Awards.

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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

Founded in 1978, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world.

The NSCA exists to empower a community of professionals to maximize their impact through disseminating evidence-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, networking opportunities, and continuing education. The NSCA community is composed of more than 60,000 members and certified professionals throughout the world who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength and conditioning coaches, performance and sport scientists, personal trainers, tactical professionals, and other related roles.

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