We are pleased to announce four students in our department have been selected as American Kinesiology Association award winners for 2016.
Alicia Johnson, current Socio-Cultural Studies doctoral student, received the Doctoral Scholar Award. This is awarded to doctoral students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher who are expected to graduate during the 2016 calendar year. During the review process for the National Doctoral Scholar Award, Alicia was identified as a finalist, so in addition to the program award, she earned Honorable Mention recognition for the national award.
Scott Kimsey, who is currently a master’s student in the Sport Management concentration, received the Master’s Scholar Award. This is awarded to graduate students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who are expected to graduate in the 2016 calendar year.
Abbey Morris, senior Sport Management undergraduate student, received the Undergraduate Scholar Award. This is awarded to seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who will be graduating in the 2016 calendar year.
Hunter Bennett, PhD student in Biomechanics, received the Graduate Student Writing Award. Students receiving this award must be the first author on the publication and must have been a student at the time the paper was accepted for publication. The paper must have been published during the 2015 calendar year.
These awards honor a select number of students whose academic and leadership records are distinctive. They have demonstrated an exceptional interest in the field of kinesiology by undertaking independent or guided research, assuming leadership positions, and having the potential for making a significant impact on the field.