Kyle Van Valkenburg Named NSCA All-American
April 29, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force senior diver Kyle Van Valkenburg (Tucson, Ariz.) was recently honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award.
The award recognizes those athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. "The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics," said Robert Jursnick, NSCA's Executive Director. "These student-athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication."
This year, the NSCA awarded 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools with this esteemed award. Van Valkenburg was nominated by Falcons' strength coach Kim Pinske.
"Kyle is simply a leader of character," said Pinske. "In both the pool and weight room, he expects the highest intensity of his teammates and demands it from himself, which is proven by his back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles on the platform. Kyle's determination and integrity as an athlete are qualities that will ensure him success as an officer in the U.S. Air Force."
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, Tenn., fitness product leader.