Emory & Henry Strength & Conditioning Announces 2015-16 Ironclad Wasps Winners

Emory & Henry Strength & Conditioning Announces 2015-16 Ironclad Wasps Winners

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:

 

Name                                 Sport      
Name                                Sport
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.