This award is given to a nutritionist in recognition for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.
Current members are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual for this award. Self-nominations are accepted. Award eligibility requirements are outlined below. Nominations are being accepted through December 11.
Jagim is currently the Director of Sport Medicine Research for the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of North Dakota and later completed a Master’s degree in Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He went on to complete his PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology at Texas A&M University, working under Dr. Richard Kreider in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab. His primary research area focuses on the nutritional requirements, knowledge and intake of athletes and relationships between performance and health. He also has a focused interest on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. This work has led to several publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at multiple national conference events. He is currently investigating the prevalence of low energy availability in collegiate athletes in addition to examining the impact of nutritional supplementation on recovery following surgery. Jagim is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction through the NSCA and a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. In addition to his time spent with research, Jagim has worked as a personal trainer and a sports nutrition consultant for a variety of clients and athletes. He currently sees patients looking for consultation regarding sports nutrition and training strategies in the Sports Medicine Department for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Jagim is also a co-host for the podcast Clinically Pressed which is focused on the translation of research findings for athletes, coaches, and exercise enthusiasts.View Jagim's Press Release.
|Be a current member of the NSCA|
|Nominee is active member and contributor to NSCA|
|Has publication record in areas of nutrition (sports nutrition, ergogenic aids, etc.)|
|Not awarded this award previously|
Additional requirements listed in the General Awards Criteria, include but not limited to, two years of consecutive membership*, be nominated by a member in good standing and nominees will be sent a criteria sheet to fill out that must be returned before the required deadline.
*Consectutive membership is counted back from the date the award is to be conferred.
|2019 - Bill I. Campbell, PhD, CSCS|
|2017 - Michael Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN|
|2016 - Chad M. Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D|
|2015 - Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FISSN|
|2014 - Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN|
|2013 - Joshua Hingst, RD, CSCS, CSCCa, USAW|
|2012 - Marie A. Spano, MS, CSCS|
|2011 - Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA|
|2010 - Richard B. Kreider, PhD|
|2009 - Nicholas A. Ratamess Jr, PhD, CSCS,*D|
|2008 - Jeffery R. Stout, PhD, CSCS,*D|
|2007 - Andrew C. Fry, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA|
|2006 - Michael H. Stone, PhD|
|2005 - Jose Antonio, PhD, CSCS|
|2004 - Joan M. Eckerson, PhD, CSCS|
|2003 - Jeff Volek, PhD, CSCS,*D|
Excerpt from the NSCA Reaserch Committee Policies and Procedures (updated 7/2019):