April 28, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee soccer rising senior Allie Sirna has been named a 2014 All-American Athlete by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Milk®.
The award recognizes Sirna's athletic accomplishments and her dedication to strength and conditioning. Sirna was nominated by Assistant Strength Coach Greg Adamson.
"Allie is one of the most passionate and committed athletes I have had the privilege to coach," Adamson said. "She has made significant improvements in strength, power, agility and speed this past year. I look forward to seeing those improvements carry over to her senior year on the field this fall."
Sirna joins Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Rajion Neal as Tennessee's 2014 NSCA All-American Athletes.
"We are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes here at the University of Tennessee," Tennessee Director of Strength and Conditioning Dave Lawson said. "Allie, Rajion and A.J. all demonstrate what we are building here with our Vol student-athletes. We are working to develop hard-working, confident, tough and competitive athletes. That will allow them to go out in each competition and give their all for Tennessee. We appreciate the effort and dedication of all the Vols in our athletic programs here on Rocky Top."
About the National Strength & 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.