The NSCA Announces the 2022 Annual Award Recipients

June 27, 2022

Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce this year’s recipients for the organization’s 2022 annual awards. These distinctive awards honor professionals around the world for outstanding achievement in their field. Each of the award winners will be formally recognized at the NSCA’s National Conference which will be held from July 6-9, 2022, in New Orleans, LA.

The recipients are:

Educator of the Year – David H. Fukuda, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – Richard C. Lansky, CSCS, RSCC*E

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award – Michael Deschenes, PhD and Margaret T. Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Nutritional Research Achievement Award – Adam M. Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS,*D

Personal Trainer of the Year – Vernon Griffith II, CSCS,*D

State/Provincial Director of the Year – Whitney D. Leyva-Camberos, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC

Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award – Tom Cormier, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year – Timothy Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC

William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year – Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

“Congratulations to all the award winners for these well-deserved awards,” said NSCA Executive Director Michael Massik. “Each of these individuals has changed many lives, and they exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have them as Members.”

For more information regarding the NSCA and these awards and to view individual press releases, 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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