Burkett Named NSCA All-American AthleteApril 27, 2011
Courtesy of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Tom Burkett with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award – recognizing his dedication to strength training and conditioning. This is the third year in a row under Coach Tobi Jacobi that a CSU athlete has earned the distinction, and for the first time in school history, CSU had four student-athletes earn the honor. Burkett is the first baseball player from CSU to earn the honor.
This year, the NSCA awarded 247 collegiate and high school athletes from 96 schools with this esteemed award. Burkett was selected by Jacobi, who said, “Tom earned Champion Buc, our top training award in our Buccaneer Classic Competition, which evaluates strength, power, flexibility and endurance. Tom is a hard worker who does a tremendous job of leading by example for his teammates. Last season, he tied for the team lead in home runs, was second in walks and stolen bases.”
Alan Kinniburgh, NSCA’s Executive Director adds, “The advantage 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, Tenn., fitness product leader.
For a complete list of All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes, contact the NSCA at 800-815-6826, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Past CSU Honorees:
2009: Mike McCann (Football), Brittany Giannini (Softball)
2010: Kwame Krakue (Football), Tina DeCarvalho (Women’s Basketball)
2011: Joel Walton (Football), Tom Burkett (Baseball), Marija Dzakovic (Women’s Tennis), Kelsey Wasmer (Women’s Basketball)