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Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:39

Three Members of the Softball Team Earn NSCA Award

(from left to right) Elizabeth Stover, Coach Jackson, Ilona Miller and Kira Eddy (from left to right) Elizabeth Stover, Coach Jackson, Ilona Miller and Kira Eddy

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Three members of the Baker University softball team were awarded the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American Athlete award announced this week.

Those award winners include Elizabeth Stover, Ilona Miller and Kira Eddy.

This award recognizes the trio’s determination to improve athletics while maintaining academic prominence, while also being great role models for all student-athletes at Baker University.

Baker softball graduate assistant coach Matt Jackson, who is a member of the NSCA, nominated the three award winners for the hard work and determination they have showed throughout their in-season and off-season workouts and training sessions.

Stover led the Wildcats in walks with 19 this season and knocked in 15 RBI’s, while Miller fifth on the team in RBI’s with 18 and was third on the squad in doubles with 10. While Eddy appeared in 25 games for the ‘Cats.

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings. Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal-the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession. 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.

For more information on the NSCA, please click here.

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