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Nathan Roche Recognized as All-American Athlete


Published Date5\7\2011
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Nathan Roche, from Mount Marty College, with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award-recognizing the student athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning.

This year, the NSCA awarded 247 collegiate and high school athletes from 96 schools with this esteemed award. Roche was selected by the strength coach Andrew Holzwarth, A TC, CSCS, who said, Nathan is an extremely hard worker, but he is so quiet he is very easily overlooked. That is until he showed up this fall after having worked diligiently on his own in the weight room. His hard work will pay off with significant time in the outfield for a baseball team that made the National Tournament last year. His strength improvements are a reflection of his hard work in the off-season, resulting in nearly a lOmph increase in throwing velocity from the outfield; shaving nearly half a second off his 60yd dash time and increasing his toyd dash by .08s, all within one years time. Nathan is an outstanding student, athlete, and all-around person. He is truly a Champion of Character!

Alan Kinniburgh, NSCAs Executive Director adds, The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate and high school 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.

For a complete list of All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes, contact the NSCA at 800-815-6826, or nsca@nsca-lift.org.