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Eckerson is First Female to Receive Prestigious Award for Sport Scientists

Eckerson is First Female to Receive Prestigious Award for Sport Scientists

Creighton University Exercise Science Professor Joan M. Eckerson, Ph.D., was recently awarded the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award.

The award, given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), recognizes a scientist who has made noteworthy contributions to the field of applied exercise and sport science. Eckerson, the first female ever to receive this honor, accepted the award at the NSCAs National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.

It is a privilege to honor Dr. Eckerson and recognize her achievement, said NSCA Executive Director Robert Jursnick. Her well-earned award and her contributions shape NSCA into what it is today.

In addition to the award, Eckerson also was recognized as a fellow of the NSCA, which promotes excellence and leadership by recognizing high standards and extraordinary professional development.

As associate chairman of the Department of Exercise Science at Creighton and secretary/treasurer for the NSCA, Eckerson has shown commitment to the exercise science field. She is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and has over 40 publications in the areas of body composition and dietary supplementation.