EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Strength & Conditioning program under Josh Bullock has announced its second annual Ironclad Wasps and the NSCA All-American Athlete class. For the 2015-16 academic year, 70 different student-athletes were honored for their exemplary dedication to strength & conditioning accompanied by their commitment to a balanced life in academics, athletics, sleep and social life.
There were 23 student-athletes who set themselves apart from the group, earning the honor of Ironclad Wasp for a second year in a row.
"I'm extremely excited for this class of the Ironclad Wasps," said Bullock. "These individuals have been instrumental in creating a culture of positive attitude, relentless effort and meticulous attention to detail. I looking forward to continuing the strides the 2015-16 Ironclad Wasps have made."
Two student-athletes set themselves apart, earning the designation of NSCA All-American Athlete from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Junior football offensive lineman McFarland Murph (West Columbia, S.C.) and junior swimmer Michaela Nolte (Hillsborough, N.C.) were selected as the top male and female based on their determination to improve in athletics while maintaining a high academic standard.
Each of these student-athletes received a medal in the form of a "dog tag" with "Emory & Henry Ironclad Wasps" engraved upon it. Their names are also placed on a banner which will hang inside the Robert W. Gibson, III Fitness Center Weight Room. The 2015-16 Ironclad Wasps are as follows:
|Ben Barnett||Baseball||Caleb Smiley||Football|
|Brandon Lineberry *||Baseball||Chris Thompson *||Football|
|Josh Macek||Baseball||Jonathan Turpin||Football|
|Ryan Mullins||Baseball||Zeke Vance||Football|
|Kevin Anzenberger *||Men's Basketball||Tyree Ward||Football|
|Clif Conley||Men's Basketball||Heath White||Football|
|Johnny McLean *||Men's Basketball||Allie Hooper||Women's Soccer|
|Brandon Self||Men's Basketball||Kelsey Little||Women's Soccer|
|Myles Turner *||Men's Basketball||Clarissa Martin||Women's Soccer|
|Taylor Blevins||Women's Basketball||Madison Vaughn||Women's Soccer|
|Karina Farr||Women's Basketball||Erin Anderson||Softball|
|Anna Green *||Women's Basketball||Taylor Banner *||Softball|
|Megan Jacoby *||Women's Basketball||Holly Britt||Softball|
|Asja Jenkins||Women's Basketball||Jordan Chrisley||Softball|
|Alex Cooper||Men's Cross Country||Alyssa Clark||Softball|
|Kevin Watts *||Men's Cross Country||Taylor Doss *||Softball|
|Elizabeth Wilson||Women's Cross Country||Caley Hodge *||Softball|
|Justin Banks||Football||Alison Hughs *||Softball|
|DeAngelo Brown||Football||Danielle Loving *||Softball|
|Connor Christian||Football||Madison McClanahan||Softball|
|Josh Compton||Football||Rachel Smoot||Softball|
|Brode Corns||Football||Jordan Whitcomb||Softball|
|Ace Holland *||Football||Amanda Whitlow||Softball|
|Kauhlil King||Football||Bailey Williams||Softball|
|Addison Morgan||Football||Brianna Chessock||Women's Swimming|
|McFarland Murph||Football||Jordan Greenburg *||Women's Swimming|
|Levi Peters||Football||Taylor Guardalabene *||Women's Swimming|
|Brad Puccio||Football||Michaela Nolte *||Women's Swimming|
|Dean Ramsey||Football||Nicole Powell *||Women's Swimming|
|Chad Randel||Football||Jessica Richardson *||Women's Swimming|
|Caelan Rhinehardt||Football||Amethyst Crawford||Volleyball|
|Isaiah Rodgers||Football||Hannah Doss *||Volleyball|
|Billy Ryan *||Football||Tristen Pennington *||Volleyball|
|Jermaine Sanders||Football||Sarah Scott||Volleyball|
|Kevin Saxton||Football||Kennady Thomason *||Volleyball|
|* - denotes a two-time Ironclad Wasp Recipient|
About the National Strength and 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.