COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce George Mason junior Kristin Morgan
of the women's lacrosse team as a 2017 All-American Athlete of the Year Award recipient.
This award recognizes Morgan's athletic accomplishments and her dedication to strength and conditioning. Nominated by George Mason strength and conditioning coach Mike Snowden, Morgan's determination to improve in athletics while maintaining academic prominence is a great model for all student-athletes.
"There hasn't been a day where she hasn't been herself," Snowden said. "Especially in the weight room you have those days where you don't feel like doing anything or you don't feel like working hard but as far as being consistent every day she is the top person I work with that does that. It was an honor for me to (nominate) her. She stayed here all summer and has had a pretty good season so far and I think it is a testament to the hard work she has put in. She just works her tail off every day."
Snowden presented Morgan with the award on Wednesday. Morgan, a defender from Trappe, Md., has started 15 of 16 games this season, collected 20 ground balls, caused 10 turnovers and won draw controls.
"We are proud to have George Mason coach Mike Snowden join the NSCA to ensure athlete safety and improve athletic performance," says Coach Scott Caulfield, the NSCA's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. "Supporting NSCA-certified coaches and student-athletes like Kristin Morgan
is the foundation the NSCA is built on."
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.