Drs. Crowley and Magal, along with three former students, attended the 2023 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting & World Congresses in Denver, CO from May 30-June 3. At the conference and under the directorship of Dr. Magal, the three former students presented the findings of their research projects from the 2022-23 academic year. Matan Amitay’s presentation was titled: “Sex Differences In Mid-thigh Isometric Pull Performance Comparing Traditional Bar Grip And Pelvic Belt Methods,” Kelsey Hutchison’s presentation was titled: “Neuromuscular Performance Is Associated With 20- And 40-meter Sprint Times In Female Collegiate Soccer Players” and Isabel Neall’s presentation was titled: “The Relationship Between Jump Performance, Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull, and Reactive Strength In Female Soccer Players.” Matan’s project and travel were supported by The Frank Smith Wilkinson Lectureship Award and Kelsey and Isabel’s project and travel were supported by the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program.
Dr. Shannon Crowley, Associate Professor of Public Health and faculty representative to Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC), presented a poster titled: “Sedentary Behavior, Sleep, And Depressive Symptoms After Sport-related Concussion.” On behalf of North Carolina Wesleyan University, Dr. Crowley received the Silver Campus Designation Certification during the EIM-OC recognition ceremony.