Rozi Russ Named NSCA All-American
March 18, 2002
USAF, Colo. - Air Force women's basketball player Rozalyn Russ was selected by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an All-American athlete for 2002.
Russ, a senior from Stetsonville, Wis., is a four-year letterwinner at the Academy. She was team captain as a junior and co-captain this year. She finished her outstanding career ranked 22nd on the Academy's all-time scoring list. Last season, as team captain, the forward played 1033 of a possible 1120 minutes, setting an Air Force record for minutes played. She led the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and field goal percentage, and was voted team most valuable player. She holds the Air Force Division I single season record for rebounds, free throws made and free throws attempted. She also holds the Division I career records for rebounds and free throw percentage. She is a two-time selection to the academic all-conference team.
The 2002 All-American strength and conditioning athletes are recognized for their athletic accomplishments, academic and personal achievements, community involvement and leadership qualities. This year, 184 athletes from 84 colleges and universities from across the country in 19 competitive sport categories were acknowledged for their passion and hard work in and out of the weight room.
Peter Melanson, a strength and conditioning coach for Air Force Academy athletics, nominated Russ for the award.