Date Posted:05/26/2006,  2:00PM

Lyons Earns NSCA Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association has awarded Bowdoin track and field athlete Patrick Lyons with All-American honors for his efforts in strength and conditionining in 2006.

Lyons, a native of South Portland, Maine, is a thrower on Bowdoin's indoor and outdoor track teams, and was nominated by Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim St. Pierre for the honor.

"Patrick's commitment to the strength and conditioning program has allowed him to be very competitive," according to St. Pierre. "His explosiveness is remarkable, and he brings a great combination of intelligence, intensity, heart and humor to the track and field program. A balanced commitment to excellence in the circle, in the classroom and the community contributed greatly to him being elected team captain his senior year."

The NSCA honored 242 collegiate athletes from 160 schools with this esteemed award. The NSCA All-American Athlete program is in its 27th year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., of Knoxville, Tennessee.

"The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics," according to Robert Jursnick of the NSCA. "These student-athletes attest to this understanding and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication."