KEENE, N.H. 5/5/10 – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Keene State College’s Anthony Cipolla, a senior baseball player from Glastonbury, Conn. and Kristin Degou, a senior women’s basketball player from Newburyport, Mass., with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award – recognizing their dedication to strength training and conditioning.
This year, the NSCA awarded 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools with this award. Cipolla and Degou were selected by KSC strength coach Sarah Testo.
“Anthony is a work horse on the field and in the weight room,” said Testo. “He is a true leader and made the most out of what he was given.”
“Kristin is a true competitor that works hard in the offseason to improve in all areas of her game,” said Testo. “Her great work ethic and determination to perform at a high level make her a great role model to her teammates.”
Robert Jursnick, NSCA’s Executive Director adds, “The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics. These student athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication.”
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.