Date Posted:04/26/2005, 1:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has recognized Bowdoin student-athletes Ahron Cohen and Laura Perovich with their highest honor; NSCA All-Americans. The award is given out to student-athletes that show an exemplary dedication to strength training and athletic conditioning.
Cohen is a member of the Bowdoin football team. According to strength coach Jim St. Pierre, "Ahron is a terrific role model in our strength and conditioning program. He has an unwavering belief that he can improve his performance through training. I like to coach him because he understands the value of the program and displays great enjoyment in executing it."
Perovich is a member of Bowdoin's track and softball squads. St. Pierre comments, "Laura was new to the throwing events when she joined the track and field team as a sophomore. A commitment to strength training prepared her to become a provisional qualifier in the Women's Weight Throw and a ranking of 23rd nationally in Division III Track and Field. She also captains a very successful softball team."
The NSCA All-American awards are in their 22nd year and in 2005, the NSCA honored 251 collegiate athletes from over 100 schools. According to Robert Jursnick, the NSCA's Executive Director, "These athletes are committed, dedicated and are role models to fellow athletes of all ages. They are shining examples of how their achievements have been enhanced- not by drugs- but through proper strength training and athletic conditioning. They are to be applauded for their integrity and hard work."