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Four Trinity Student-Athletes Receive National Strength And Conditioning Awards

Four Trinity Student-Athletes Receive National Strength And Conditioning Awards

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce that Trinity College football senior captain Max Chipouras (Longmeadow, Mass.), women's basketball senior co-captain Meghan Collins (Topsfield, Mass.), men's lacrosse senior Ben MacShane (Concord, Mass.) and volleyball senior co-captain Rachel Underwood (Danville, Calif) are 2019 All-American Athlete of the Year Award recipients. This award recognizes their athletic accomplishments and their dedication to strength and conditioning. Nominated by Bill DeLongis, Trinity's strength and conditioning coach, their determination to improve in athletics while maintaining academic prominence is a great model for all student-athletes at Trinity College.

"Congrats to these four for earning the Strength & Conditioning All American Award from the NSCA," said DeLongis. "In my opinion, there is no bigger honor than this award.  To receive this acknowledgement at Trinity, it means you are more than a great lifter. Recipients have demonstrated four years of premier work ethic, are admirable humans, selfless teammates, and overall leaders for the athletic program. Basically, they’ve been flawless. Thank you to this group for everything they’ve done for our institution, teams and our strength program. Their legacy will live on forever in these walls."

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.  The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.  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.

"We are proud to have Coach DeLongis join the NSCA to ensure athlete safety and improve athletic performance," says Coach Scott Caulfield, the NSCA's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. "Supporting NSCA-certified coaches and student-athletes like these three is the foundation the NSCA is built on."

For an updated list of the All-American Athletes of the Year award, visit