East Central University softball juniors Kaile Marcum and Lacey Williams were honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Mile as 2014 All-American Athlete Award recipients. Marcum and Williams are two of 19 softball and 138 total student-athletes from all collegiate divisions across the country to earn the honor this season.
The honor recognizes a student-athlete’s athletic accomplishments and their dedication to strength and conditioning.
“To earn strength and conditioning accolades is amongst the top awards of character that can be given to a student-athlete,” said head strength and conditioning coach Scott O’Dell. “The testing numbers to earn the awards are achieved by the values of doing the right thing and work ethic when there are no fans, journalists, points or runs to be scored or defensive statistics to achieve. These awards consist of a daily work ethic that involves the highest degree of internal motivation for excellence that transforms to increased game success.”
To be recognized by the NSCA a student-athlete must have strong strength and conditioning testing numbers and a positive attitude every day in the program.
“We are proud to have Kaile Marcum and Lacey Williams join the NSCA in its mission to safely improve athletic performance,” said coach Boyd Epley, NSCA Founder. “Supporting our student-athletes guarantees a stronger future for the NSCA.”