Colorado Springs, CO - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce Holly Decourcey and Jordy Knoren as 2018 All-American Athlete of the Year Award recipients. This award recognizes athletic accomplishments and dedication to strength and conditioning while maintaining academic prominence.
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jim St. Pierre, says, "Holly was a member of the 2017 USCAA Division II Women's National Tournament Championship Team. She is one of the captains on this year's Lady Mustangs, who have earned the number one seed in the 2018 USCAA Division II Women's National Tournament. Her unwavering dedication to our strength and conditioning program is demonstrated by her dominance of our Mustangs Top 10 Performance Lists. She thoroughly enjoys and is committed to the process of improving performance through strength and conditioning. She is an outstanding student as evidenced by her 3.6 GPA, being named to the YSCC Academic All-Conference Team, and being honored as an USCAA Academic All-American. Holly is a Life Sciences major and will be graduating this May. Jordy is an outstanding role model for his teammates and peer student-athletes at Central Maine Community College. As a two-sport athlete in soccer and ice hockey, he served as team captain during the 2017-2018 season for the Mustangs Ice Hockey Team. His commitment to our strength and conditioning program led to observable improvements in performance. Additionally, the athletic training staff applauded his determination as he successfully returned to competition following a significant leg injury. Jordy will graduate from the Physical Fitness Specialist Program."
"We are proud to have Coach St. Pierre 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 Holly and Jordy is the foundation the NSCA is built on."
For an updated list of the All-American Athletes of the Year award, visit www.nsca.com.
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.