NATIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING (NSCA) ALL-AMERICANS"
The award recognizes collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. The athletes also are recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments and their integrity as student-athletes.
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200
"Mark is a leader in the weight room and pushes his teammates to their limits while also testing his own. Mark can be counted on to do whatever needs to be done in order to get the team going. At times Mark is a vocal leader, but he always leads by example. Mark is also an excellent student and embodies what a student/athlete and competitor should be."
"John is a true example of a leader. He leads by example in the weight room and makes everybody better just by being present. His work ethic and dedication is what you want every athlete to possess. John truly deserves this award and I am priviledged to have had the opportunity to train him for his entire athletic career."
Senior/ International Business
"Ingrid is the epitome of overcoming adversity frequently hampered by a back injury throughout her career. She made the needed workout adjustment and continued to push through. She is an inspiration to her teammates and coaches ."
"Pete is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. A tireless worker and leader not only on the ice but in the weight room as well."
Dee Dee Hillman
"Dee Dee is a leader. She is the student-athlete you want the entire team to model after. Her work ethic, discipline and positive attitude is contagious. She was never out-worked in the weight room or on the field. Dee Dee was always willing to go above and beyond what was required since the day she stepped on campus. Her willingness to sacrifice to succeed earned her all the success and accolades she has received."
"Tish is a great team leader and dedicated athlete to her sport. It has been a pleasure to train and see Tish reach high levels of athletic success."
Senior/ Financial Planning
Height: 5' 9"
"The success of the softball team can be attributed to, in part, her leadership. Her attitude of "going all out, all of the time" has strongly influenced the culture of the team. Whitney is an all around athlete that won't be easily replaced."
"Steven is extremely dedicated and disciplined in the weight room. He leads by example and by pushing himself and his teammates every single day. His tremendous work ethic in the weight room has helped him achieve all his deserved success."
Lauren "Taz" Robertson
"Taz is a fearless hard worker whom is committed to raising the bar for herself and those around her. Taz's great attitude and leadership skills in the weight room has influenced others to enjoy the benefits of strength and conditioning. "
Senior/ Family Resource Management
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210
"Collins is a leader in every form, on the ice, in the classroom, in the weight room, and as team captain. He has grown both physically and mentally through strength and conditioning."
Dougie has the mental toughness of a warrior and has a never-give-in attitude. She is a standout on a team of Buckeyes who are dedicated in the weight room and on the field. Christina was the obvious choice."
Height: 6'2", Weight: 210
"Nate is the Captain of the Hockey team, he is a true leader on and off the ice. Strength training has helped him gain the weight and strength necessary to perform at the next level."
"Jessica has won Player of the Year and All-American each of her college years, abd she continues to improve. Strength training has greatly improved her confidence on and off the court. She is a born leader that lacked the physical development necessary for her position at the college level but used the off-season to make great strides."
184 Weight Class
Height: N/A, Weight: 184
"A hard worker and his leadership in the weight room shows on the mat"
"Possibly the best all-around female athlete that I have ever worked with. She is a proven winner on and off the court."
Height: 5'9'', Weight: 170
"Caity has been a leader in the weight room and court since arriving at OSU. She has natural drive that I wish all of our athletes could achieve."
"Mark is a tough competitor with a refuse to lose attitude. His accomplishments include Academic All-Big Ten, 3rd team MIVA All-Conference Selection, ranked 12th nationally in assists, and was invited to train with the Canadian National Team."
"Allison is one of the hardest working athletes I've had. She works out all year round and brings much respect to the game of golf."
"AJ leads the team at conditioning sessions and in the weight room. His excellent work ethic and strong dedication to strength training and conditioning is very apparent on the soccer field as well."
Height: 7', Weight: 245
"Vel is an outstanding kid who works hard in the weight room. He has gained 30 pounds since his freshman year. All of his lifts have gone up over 75 pounds."
"Scott has grown into an outstanding leader and was elected team captain his senior year. His ability to transfer his work in the weight room to his achievements on the ice has inspired his entire team."
"Jen is dedicated and self-motivated, with a work ethic that every coach dreams of."
"Katie is the hardest working athlete I've had the pleasure of working with. She is a great team leader as well. Katie was Big Ten Freshman of the Year."