Senior Lazar Hayward of the Marquette men's basketball team has been named a National Strength & Conditioning Association All-American, recognizing the student-athlete's dedication to strength training and conditioning.
This year, the NSCA awarded 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools with this esteemed award. Hayward was selected by the strength coach Todd Smith, CSCS, who said,
"Four years ago Lazar came in the weight room for the first time as a strong kid with very little pop. He has increased his vertical from 28.5in to 34in. He has worked on his movement training and kept up his strength to help him become an All Conference player in the Big East. It has been a privilege to work with Lazar over his career at Marquette. He is one of the hardest workers and best person I have had the opportunity to ever work with."
Robert Jursnick, NSCA's Executive Director adds, "The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.