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William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award

Recipients of the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award are recognized for exemplary contributions and breakthroughs in the field of applied exercise and sport science.

Not awarded in 2018.

Nominations will open again in March.

Award Eligibility

Be a current member for two consecutive years
Active and proven contributor to the NSCA
Working as a sports scientist researcher
Currently an Associate or Full Professor
Doctoral degree conferred more than 10 years ago
Has not previously won this award
Nominated by a current member

Additionally, nominees will need to fill out an evaluation criteria (PDF download) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and supporting documentation to nominations@nsca.com. Qualifying nominees will also be asked for media/public relations/communication officer contact information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.

Past Award Recipients Include:

2017 - Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN, FACSM 2003 - Lawrence Weiss, EdD, CSCS,*D
2016 - Michael R. McGuigan, PhD, CSCS 2002 - Michael Bemben, PhD
2015 - Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 2001 - Jerry Mayhew, PhD
2014 - David Behm, PhD 2000 - Stephen E. Alway, PhD
2013 - Jeffrey Stout, PhD, FNSCA, FACSM 1999 - Carl M. Maresh, PhD
2012 - Jeffrey M. McBride, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA 1998 - Terry Housh, PhD, FNSCA
2011 - G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 1997 - Robert S. Staron, PhD
2010 - N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 1996 - Gary Dudley, PhD, CSCS
2009 - Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 1995 - Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
2008 - Joan M. Eckerson, PhD, CSCS 1994 - Gary Hunter, PhD
2007 - Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 1993 - John Garhammer, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
2006 - Joseph P. Weir, PhD 1992 - William Kraemer, PhD, CSCS
2005 - Andrew C. Fry, PhD, CSCS 1991 - Steve Fleck, PhD and Mike Stone, PhD
2004 - Robert U. Newton, PhD, CSCS  

How are recipients selected?

Research Committee - Awards Subcommittee:

  1. Following a general membership call for nominees, the awards subcommittee will govern the selection of the following awards:
    • William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award
    • Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award
    • Nutritional Research Achievement Award
  2. Scoresheets from accepting nominees will be provided to the Awards Subcommittee, to be organized identifying the top 2-3 ranked nominees in each category.
  3. Produce the nomination list of the top candidates to the remainder of the RC and past winners of the award to vote on.
  4. Submit voted award winners to BOD.
  5. Any RC member that is nominated for an award is eligible, but must recuse themselves from all voting and correspondence once their nomination is known.
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